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Idris Elba makes first public appearance after surviving COVID-19

Popular Hollywood British actor, Idris Elba, has been spotted enjoying a walk near his home in the streets of London on Saturday for the first time since recovering from corona virus.

The ‘Luther’ star looked relaxed as he strolled through his neighbourhood as part of his daily exercise during lockdown after returning from New Mexico where he was self isolating

He completed the look by stepping out in stylish green sneakers, while he covered his salt-and-pepper locks with a black beanie.

The 47-year-old, along with his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba, 30, tested positive for a ‘very mild’ strain of the coronavirus in March but has now fully recovered.

Idris and Sabrina became some of the first celebrities to reveal they’d tested positive for the coronavirus in March. Five days earlier, Tom Hanks revealed he and his wife Rita Wilson were suffering from it.

At the time, Idris appeared to confirm he had contracted the virus from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie, 44, after the two met shortly before they both tested positive for COVID-19.

The actor revealed he was exposed to the deadly disease on 4 March, the same day he posed with Sophie at the We Day UK charity event, in Wembley.

Following Idris’ diagnosis, it was revealed his’ wife Sabrina had also tested positive after choosing to remain with her husband in self isolation when he was diagnosed.

Defending their decision to isolate together following The Wire star’s diagnosis, she told Oprah Winfrey ‘I wanted to be with him’ and claimed she felt ‘the instinct of a wife’ to take care of him.

As UN Goodwill Ambassadors, the couple have joined up with the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to support rural farmers trying to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.

It is a call for an additional $200mn from donor governments in addition to the $40mn in seed funding provided by IFAD.

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Written by Vivian Ifezue


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