With the outbreak of Corona virus the world at large has been alarmed with the cases of people testing positive for the virus.British actor Idris Elba said on Monday he had tested positive for the new corona virus, joining Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, among the first major celebrities to contract the respiratory disease.
He recently took to his twitter account to let the world know: “This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing”
This was followed by a video which he explained that he had not shown any symptoms and that we all should take the virus seriously and stand in solidarity.Messages of support went out wishing him a speedy recovery. A few of his followers made some remarks that could this be a publicity stunt as he is seen in the video with his wife Sabrina in the background . It is advised that should you test positive for the virus you should be isolated and not be in contact with poeple. \
Idris has also come out and shared his thoughts on black people are immune to the virus ‘There are so many stupid, ridiculous conspiracy theories about black people not being able to get it,” Elba said, referring to coronavirus. “That is the quickest way to get more black people killed.”
There has been much speculation on how did he test positive with not showing any symptoms what had led to the testing? Could this be a publicity stunt to get everyone’s attention on the virus. This has led the world at large to be alert however with the seriousness of the virus. Could prominent figures be used to get us to listen, no matter what the case may be we wish Idris a speedy recovery.
To help fight the virus we are to do the following:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
- Limit movement in the community
- Limit visitors