Elba took to Twitter to confirm that he has tested positive for the virus. In a video post, he explained that he hasn't been feeling symptoms but is positive for the virus.
"Now is the time for solidarity," Elba said. "Now is the time for thinking about each other."
Watch his video below.
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020