Actor Idris Elba announced Monday afternoon that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
“It sucks,” the 47-year-old British actor said in a video posted on Twitter, but said he still feels “OK.”
Elba said he got tested because he had been exposed to someone who tested positive and immediately quarantined himself.
Although Elba did not specify who he had interacted with, he attended WE Day 2020 in London last week. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has also tested positive, was also in attendance.
“Now’s the time to think about social distancing, washing your hands,” the “Wire” alum said in the video. “Beyond that, there are people out there who aren’t showing symptoms and that can easily spread it. Now’s a real time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance.”