The first British actor infected with coronavirus

English actor, Idris Elba

English actor, Idris Elba

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Idris Elba is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, and singer. He announced on 16 March that he carried the virus due to the exposure of someone who had tested positive for coronavirus.  


When he learned having been exposed to affected cases of coronavirus, he imposed on himself quarantine although the symptoms of COVID-19 were not exhibited.


In a video shared on twitter, Idris declared that his spouse, Sabrina Dhowre, is very well and has not been infected.


"This is serious. Now's the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands. Beyond that, there are people out there who aren't showing symptoms and that can easily spread it," he said. "We've told our families. They're very supportive. We've told our colleagues. And transparency's probably the best thing for this right now. If you're feeling ill, or you feel like you should be tested or you've been exposed , then do something about it. It's really important."


There have been more than 179,000 novel coronavirus cases around the world, and more than 7,000 deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.


There are at least 4,138 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 49 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico and 71 deaths nationally.






Source: Good Morning America