"Stay positive and don't freak out": Idris Elba on the why we should be taking social distancing seriously

The British actor sends the world a powerful message of solidarity following testing positive for Covid-19
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"Stay positive and don't freak out": Idris Elba on the why we should be taking social distancing seriously
Our collective reaction at the effects of Covid-19 on the world right now

Idris Elba has taken to Twitter to share the news that he'd been diagnosed with Coronavirus after being exposed to someone who had tested positive. "This is serious. Now's the time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance," he warned. 

After reassuring fans he was doing ok, he continued, "We live in a divided world right now, we can all feel it, but now's the time for solidarity. Now's the time for thinking about each other. There are so many people whose lives have been affected from those who have lost people they love to people who don't even have it who have lost their livelihoods. This is real."

In a Twitter Live message the following day, he confirmed that going public with the news has served as a wake-up call for many. "It made it a lot more real for some people. It definitely made it more real for me." 

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