Idris Elba's Wife Sabrina Dhowre Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Sabrina Dhowre, Idris Elba’s Wife, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Sabrina Dhowre revealed to Oprah Winfrey on Saturday she has tested positive

On March 16, beloved actor Idris Elba revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Over the weekend, The Wire star and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre, were guests on Oprah Winfrey‘s new Apple TV+ series, Oprah Talks, where the talk show host chats with thought leaders, healthcare experts, and celebrities. During the interview, Elba’s wife revealed that she, too, has tested positive for the virus.

“I know that these are challenging times for everyone,” Oprah said. “What does this moment mean? In my life, I always ask, ‘When crisis shows up, no matter how large or small, what is this here to teach me?’ I think this is going to be a moment for all of us to rise in our humanity. The question is, how do we come out on the other side of this, stronger, better, for ourselves and for each other?”

Oprah then explained that she wants to help people learn firsthand from those who have experienced it. So, for her first episode, she chose to host Elba and Dhowre, who are quarantined together in New Mexico, where Elba’s latest film was in production.

Elba confessed to Oprah that he “hasn’t witnessed any major symptoms” and is “feeling okay.” He then went on to discuss why he decided to get tested for the virus. He learned that someone he was with on March 4 tested positive for coronavirus, so he asked the set doctor on set for a test — which happened to be the last of three available — to prevent anyone else he worked with from getting exposed.

Elba, who suffers from asthma, told Oprah he, so far, isn’t sure how long he has to remain in quarantine. He admitted he’s concerned about his breathing due to his preexisting health condition and is relying on an inhaler to stay healthy.

He also wanted to draw attention to a “key factor” of the virus: Not everyone with the virus is symptomatic. “It’s interesting and worrying that people are possibly carrying this disease and are seemingly OK but can spread it easily,” he said.