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Idris Elba Tests Positive For Coronavirus … Twitter In Shambles

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Idris Elba Test Positive for Coronavirus

Black people, you can officially stop thinking you can’t get coronavirus. Idris Elba has announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. The 47-year-old actor said he received his test results Monday morning.

Elba shared the news on social media alongside his wife Sabrina Dhowre, who has not been tested but was “doing OK.”

Elba Shares News On Twitter

“So far, we’re feeling OK. Stay positive and don’t freak out,” he said.

Elba said he had been isolated since finding out last Friday that he had been exposed to someone who tested the positive. He encouraged people watching to practice social distancing and be diligent about hand washing, emphasizing the point that there are asymptomatic people are out there, like himself.

He added: “Look we live in a divided world right now…but now is a time for solidarity. Now is a time for thinking about each other. There are so many people whose lives have been affected.”

Twitter Reacts

Ya’ll already know what Idris means to Black folk (especially women), so not surprisingly Twitter is in shambles. People are equal parts confused how he got it and Trump didn’t and also sharing that video of him coughing while eating wings on the Complex original series Hot Ones. The internet still has ZERO chill.

Elba is the latest high profile star to share news of his coronavirus diagnosis. He promised to keep fans updated on his condition. We are seriously praying he has a speedy recovery.

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