British star Idris Elba revealed on Monday that he had tested positive for the new coronavirus, with Tom Hanks and his friend, Rita Wilson, among the first big celebrities to recover from respiratory disease.
Elba, who appeared in the TV police drama “Luther” and played the Norse god Heimdall in “Avengers: Infinity War,” said in a Twitter statement that he had no symptoms but removed himself from others. It wasn’t obvious where he was housed.
“This morning, I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel fine, I haven’t had any effects so far, but I’ve been isolated since I find out about my potential sensitivity to the infection. Stay at home and stay careful. I’ll keep you up-to-date about how I do— no stress,” Elba, 47, stated.
Elba said he had taken the exam because he found out that he had been linked to someone who had developed the disease on Friday. He didn’t recognize the guy.
“Keep calm, don’t be freaked out,” he said in a video following the Twitter post. His wife, Sabrina, had been seen in the distance.
Hanks and Wilson confirmed they had contracted the disease last week while working on a project in Australia.
Ex Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, who starred in “Quantum of Solace” in 2008, said on Sunday that she had been “locked up at home” following positive coronavirus tests.
Elba’s announcement was followed by a halt to further film projects worldwide.
Warner Bros, a production company, announced on Monday that he had finished working on the fourth installment of the “Matrix” action series, starring Keanu Reeves, and the third “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a spin-off of his famous “Harry Potter” series.
Trade Paper Variety said “Matrix” was about to be shot in Germany and “Fantastic Beasts” was about to commence production.
Universal Pictures, Netflix Inc and Disney quit making much of their live-acting Television shows and videos last week as coronavirus spread across the globe.