Despite a major shortage of coronavirus test kits throughout the globe, Elba was able to receive a test after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Trudeau, who later tested positive for the virus. She was able to get tested through "the doctor and medic team" on the actor's current production. "I think given the context of the video, which was telling the world what has happened to us, we weren't thinking about that specifically". Because we don't have enough [tests] to test everybody.' But if a celebrity is saying, 'Hey, listen, I don't have no symptoms.
During a recent Instagram Live video, "Cats" star Idris Elba slammed a conspiracy theory accusing people of being paid to say they tested positive for the novel coronavirus. "Such stupidness and people wanna spread that as if it's like news. It's stupid", he went on to say.More news: Local animal shelters still needing donations, pet adoptions during pandemic
Elba noted that he was around many people, including his extended family and his colleagues, between the time of exposure on March 4th and the time he got tested.
The rapper continued, "I'm starting to feel like ya'll n- is paying n- to say that they got it, and if you are paying n- to say that they got it, pay me too!" "I don't understand the logic of that".
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He said there are "people out there who aren't showing symptoms and that can easily spread it".
Elba, whose wife Sabrina Dhowre, also tested positive, added that he is "not an actor right now". "I could be in the public, I could be at home with my family, I could be still spreading it, and I have no symptoms".
"We're in a high altitude it could be that I'm confusing seasonal allergies as maybe symptoms but I don't feel anything that would come to what people would now expect to be a symptom of coronavirus, which is very odd", she said. "We have damaged our world and its no surprise that our world is reacting to the human race".More news: World Health Organization warns against ending coronavirus lockdowns too early
According to Elba, it's no surprise that "a virus has been created that is going to slow us down, and ultimately make us think differently about our world and ourselves". Like: 'Hey, hey, hey - you are kicking me and what you're doing is not good, so we will get rid of you.