Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre completed their two-week quarantine period, but it doesn’t seem like they will be traveling back to their home in London anytime soon. The “Luther” actor announced on Twitter that he and his wife are stuck in the United States amid their positive coronavirus diagnoses.
Elba posted his video message to the social media platform on Tuesday, March 31. He explained to fans that the purpose of his message was to inform the public about how he and his wife were doing since learning of their positive diagnoses. “We’re both doing OK, still asymptomatic. We’ve passed the quarantine period, but we’re a little bit stuck in limbo — we can’t get a flight back home. So we just have to sit still for a little bit,” he explained.
The Oscar-nominated actor implied that he and his wife were getting cabin fever since their 14-day stay inside. “It’s weird, because I never sit still, Sabrina never sits still either, and I think she’s finding it harder. She’s getting cabin fever,” he said.
Elba told his social media followers that he and his wife were doing well psychologically despite being so far away from home. “We’re both good mentally. Just trying to stay optimistic. I hope you guys are too, keeping yourselves sane and not getting too worried or panicked. I thought I was definitely going to see the worst of it as an asthmatic. But thankfully I came through, and you can too.”
The “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” star wrapped his message up by thanking the nation’s health care professionals and inspiring people to stay strong in spite of any of their financial burdens. “Big shoutout to everyone that is helping other people, especially the doctors and nurses and health care people doing their thing. You lot are amazing and should be fully appreciated,” he said.
Dhowre flew out to the United States to be with her husband after learning that he was potentially exposed to the COVID-19 disease. Elba revealed on March 16 that he’d tested positive for the highly contagious novel coronavirus. A few days later, his wife shared her positive diagnosis on “Oprah Talks COVID-19,” Apple TV+ series.
Elba and his wife are currently quarantined together in New Mexico. Elba was shooting the Netflix original film “The Harder They Fall” during the time he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.