The part-time Atlanta resident, who had filmed “Suicide Squad” in the city, emphasized the importance of social distancing and hand washing and noted his friends and colleagues have been notified.
Elba noted that his wife, model Sabrina Dhowre Elba, who also stood behind him in the accompanying video, had not been tested “and she’s doing OK.”
“I will keep you updated on how I’m doing,” Idris Elba said. “So far, I’m feeling OK.”
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The actor is the most recent celebrity to go public with his positive test results for the coronavirus. Last week, fellow actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, also tested positive. The couple said they're taking it "one day at a time."