Idris Elba showered with love and support after revealing he has coronavirus

Francis Akhalbey Francis Akhalbey | Editor March 17, 2020

Idris Elba

British actor Idris Elba dropped a bombshell on Monday when he revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Taking to his Twitter page to share a video, the Hobbs & Shaw star, who had his wife Sabrina Dhowre by his side, revealed he came into contact with someone who tested positive for the virus on Friday, adding that he had to take the test a result.

Elba, 47, however, assured his followers he is OK but in isolation. He also entreated them to take the prescribed basic preventive measures to protect themselves as well as prevent the virus from spreading.

“Look, this is serious. Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands,” he said.

“We’ve told our families. They are very supportive. We’ve told our colleagues. Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now”, he added.

In the wake of the announcement, fans and celebrities alike showed love and support, urging him to stay strong.

Take a look at some of the messages below: