A week ago Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre Elba were criticised after the actor announced he’d tested positive for Covid-19 but his wife was in self-isolation with him. Now, Sabrina has also tested positive.
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Sabrina revealed on Saturday, during FaceTime with Oprah on Oprah Talks Covid-19 on Apple TV+, that she too has tested positive after choosing to stay with her husband while he was in quarantine.
Sabrina said she wasn’t surprised because she was with her husband while he waited for his results, CNN reports.
"I wanted to be with him. That’s the instinct of a wife. You want to go and take care," she said in the video interview.
According to NBC News, Sabrina told O medical experts had advised her not to stay with Idris but said it was her choice.
"I could have made the decision to put myself, maybe, in a separate room or stay away, and I’m sure that people are making those decisions. And they’re tough decisions to make," she said.
Sabrina said that she feels fine, yet acknowledging that they both could fall ill at any point, NBC News reports.
Idris shared the message with Oprah that people should stop spreading rumours that black people are immune to the coronavirus.
The actor also revealed that his wife was with him and if he caught it it was possible for her to have caught it too.
"People were right to have highlighted that spatial distancing is important. 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."