02:16 GMT04 April 2020
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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) earlier called the outbreak of new coronavirus a pandemic. The virus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December and since then, more than 169,000 people in 148 countries and territories have been confirmed to have contracted the infection.

    British actor Idris Elba has announced on Twitter he had a positive test for the COVID-19 Monday morning but has since isolated himself at home and feels fine at the moment.

    Following the announcement, netizens rushed to Tweeter to comment on the news. While some users expressed concerns about Elba's health, others advised on following safety measures to prevent contracting the virus.

    Elba is not the first Hollywood actor to have contracted the disease, as earlier, Tom Hanks Olga Kurylenko, and Rita Wilson also said they tested positive for COVID-19.

    As of today, the majority of coronavirus patients have recovered, but more than 6,500 people have died, according to the latest data provided by the WHO.

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