Since the outbreak of the pandemic virus, COVID-19, Black Twitter had been buzzing with people celebrating because of the speculation that black people are free from the virus.
However, a recent case has proved otherwise. Popular American actor, Idris Elba, recently took to social media to reveal that he has tested positive for coronavirus. This was revealed in a video clip that he shared on social media.
The forty-seven-year-old actor said:
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…
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
South African rapper, Blaklez, has taken to Twitter to encourage people to protect themselves against the pandemic virus. He explained that the recent case of Idris Elba testing positive to the virus shows that the speculation about black people being spared from the virus was false.
This actually buries the misconception that black people can’t contract Covid-19. Let’s follow the guidelines and be safe. The world is in a difficult place.
This buries the misconception that black people can’t contract Covid-19. Let’s follow the guidelines and be safe. The world is in a difficult place. #IdrisElba
— Brother Bear 🐻 (@Blaklez) March 16, 2020
The ‘Pretty Flowers’ hitmaker, Stogie T, has taken to Twitter to wish Idris Elba a speedy recovery.
Stay up Bro bro.
Rouge also shared her sympathy about the American actor’s condition.
Idris (sad face) yoh.
Idris 😳😞 yoh https://t.co/5M8K1CrPHo
— 📢 W. A. G📢 OUT NOW!! (@Rouge_Rapper) March 16, 2020
Other celebrities that have been affected by the pandemic virus include American actor Tom Hanks, and his wife Rita Wilson, and Olga Kurylenko, the Ukrainian-born French actress.