Hollywood A-lister Idris Elba has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Watch: Idris Elba confirms he has coronavirus
The 47-year-old revealed the news in a video he posted on social media, Monday evening.
Idris Elba is yet another high profile public figure that has come forward to reveal his COVID-19 status, further debunking unfounded and dangerous claims about the virus.
“Listen, I’m doing okay. Sabrina hasn’t been tested and she’s doing okay. I didn’t have any symptoms. I got tested because I was exposed to someone who had already tested positive. I found out last Friday that they were tested positive. I quarantined myself and got a test immediately, and got the results back today,” the star explained.
The news comes only days after Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson confirmed in a statement that they were in self-isolation, in Australia, after testing positive for coronavirus.
Latest updates: SA cases on the rise, doomsday preppers wipe out shelves
In South Africa, there is a level of uncertainly lingering in the atmosphere. The Health Department confirmed, on Monday, that coronavirus infections have risen to 62 with Gauteng and the Western Cape showing the highest activity.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed a travel ban on foreign nationals from high-risk countries but he admitted that the fight must be won from within our borders since local person-to-person transmissions have risen significantly.
The president also confirmed that schools will only reopen on Tuesday 14 April once pupils go on a term break from Wednesday. Moreover, gatherings of more than 100 people have been prohibited.
While further restrictions are expected, with a nationwide lockdown seeming like a reality, doomsday preppers have already begun wiping out sanitary supplies at supermarkets.
Hand sanitizers, toilet papers and other toiletry goods have been the target of thousands of shoppers who raided retail stores on Monday, sparking outrage and fear on social media.
The Health Department is expected to issue an update on the pandemic on Tuesday.