Idris Elba has implied he gotten coronavirus from Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the spouse of Canadian leader Justin Trudeau.
The Hollywood star uncovered he tested positive for the coronavirus this week, telling his Twitter followers: “So look – toward the beginning of today I recovered some test results for coronavirus and it returned positive. Better believe it, and it sucks.”
In a video updating his fans on his condition, the entertainer, 47, said he “[knows he’s] been infected from it” from 4 March.
“On Friday a week ago, I was informed that somebody that I had been in contact with had tested positive,” he stated, including that the figure is “additionally in the public eye”, The Independent reported.
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
It has now been pointed out that Idris Elba was photographed alongside Sophie Grégoire Trudeau on 4 March at a charity event in London. British racing driver Lewis Hamilton also participated in the event.
Elba said he was made to test “quickly” as he was on the spot and risked uncovering many individuals to the infection.
He has been isolated at home from that point onward.
“I wasn’t indicating any side effects however I am exceptionally happy I settled on that choice [to get tested], in light of the fact that I have been out of contact with everybody since,” he proceeded.