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Idris Elba battles for life after tested Positive with COVID 19


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Mar, 2020. 10:35 am
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Idris Elba

British Actor Idris Elba tested positive for deadly coronavirus COVID 19.

The 47 year old Actor Idris Elba hit headlines after he revealed in his twitter message.

The actor announced in a two-minute video message:

“I didn’t have any symptoms.

“I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who tested positive.”

“I found out last Friday that they were tested positive.”

He added:

“I quarantined myself and got myself tested immediately. I got my results back today.”

“This is serious. Now is the time to think about social distancing and washing your hands.”

Elba concludes his message by reminding his followers to show empathy in this time of need:

“We live in a divided world right now. We can all feel it. Now is the time for solidarity. Now is the time for thinking of each other. So many people’s lives has been affected – from those who have lost people they love to people who don’t even have it and have lost their livelihoods.”

It is pertinent to mention that other celebrities tested positive include American couple and actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and Ukrainian-born French actress Olga Kurylenko.

On March 11, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tom Hanks, announced that he and his wife Rita Wilson had contracted the novel coronavirus in Australia.

In a message posted publicly, Tom Hanks wrote, “Hello folks, Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches.

Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too.

To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

Well, now. What to do next?” the star continued.

The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed.

We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.

Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?

We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

Take care of yourselves!

Tom Hanks says he and wife have coronavirus

Hanks slated to play Col. Tom Parker, the Dutch-born manager of Elvis Presley in a biopic directed by Luhrmann, perhaps best known for the 2001 smash hit Moulin Rouge.

He most recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

According to the Australian government’s Department of Health, there were more than 100 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, including three deaths.

Luhrmann’s film currently slated for a fall 2021 release.

Austin Butler, who appears in The Carrie Diaries and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, set to star as Presley.

Earlier, Tom Hanks and Rita, had travelled to different locations in Australia and posted photos from Sydney on Instagram.

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Can’t get enough of Sydney!

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Famously approachable, Hanks had regularly posed for photos with fans at Coolangatta Beach on the Gold Coast.

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