British actor Idris Elba, 47, is careful not to say he contracted coronavirus from Sophie Gregoire Trudeau.
But his “known exposure” to the virus — and subsequent positive test — dates back to March 4 when he was in contact with ‘that person who came up positive,” Elba revealed in a 17-minute video he shared on Twitter on Tuesday night.
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March 4 is the date Elba was photographed with Gregoire Trudeau, 44, at a packed WE Day UK charity event in London, where he hugged the prime minister’s wife — before either of them underwent coronavirus testing.
Sophie returned from London and experienced flu-like symptoms, the prime minister’s office said. She tested positive for coronavirus on March 12 and said she was “experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus”.
Justin Trudeau remains in isolation — symptom free, he has noted — since Sophie’s test result.
Elba said he had no symptoms before March 4 and immediately isolated himself after receiving the positive result.
“On Friday last week (March 13), I was told that someone I had been in contact with someone had tested positive,” Elba said in March 16 Twitter video.
“I’m on location about to start a film and the news breaks that this person, who is also in the public eye, had tested positive, so it (the test) was definitely something I had to do as I was about to start filming and was around a lot of people.”