Idris' wife Sabrina Dhowre-Elba chose not to isolate, now corona positive

Idris Elba and wife Sabrina
Idris Elba and wife Sabrina

The model is now COVID-19 positive

By City Times report

Published: Sun 22 Mar 2020, 1:26 PM

Last updated: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 12:42 PM

We're all being told to remain indoors as much as possible, but what if the person with whom you share a habitat happens to be suffering from COVID-19? There's a choice to be made. Do you stay and care for your loved one, or lock yourself and your partner away separately in order not to contract the pernicious coronavirus?
Reportedly being inspired by Tom Hanks' revelation, last week British actor Idris Elba confirmed to the world on his social media he too had succumbed to the pandemic. The Luther star, 47, stated he would immediately go into isolation and hunker down in the New Mexico mansion in which he was staying during the filming of his latest picture. Since his diagnoses, Elba has been releasing Twitter videos updating fans on his steady progress, dispelling conspiracy theories and disclosing he had taken up the guitar to pass the time. Sat next to him in at least one of these broadcasts was his wife, Sabrina Dhowre-Elba.
When Elba went into quarantine Dhowre-Elba made the decision to be close to her husband. On Saturday the model (via Facetime video link) confirmed to Oprah Winfrey on her new Apple TV+ programme, Oprah Talks, she had tested positive for her spouse's illness.
Defending her assessment of the situation, Dhowre-Elba told Winfrey: "I don't feel anything that would come to what people would now expect to be a symptom of coronavirus, which is really strange. It might change in the coming weeks, and we'll keep everyone updated."
Previously Elba had called staying together a 'calculated risk' and in the interview said: "As much as we talked about her not coming to where I am, she did and wanted to and I love her even more for it and I would do the same for her.
"As much as I wanted her to keep safe, we presumed if I had it, the likelihood she would have it too.When something like this is going on in the world, love is all you can get, who am I to turn down my wife's support?"
While a show of affection is commendable, it could be argued the Elbas' 'love in the time of corona' stunt is not wholly sensible and does not heed most of the expert advice. The two are obviously free to continue in any way they see fit, as long as they are only in contact with each other, and luckily both appear to be relatively symptom free. However, as we have learned, this infection affects many people differently and perhaps if the less hardy, elderly or those pre-disposed to severe ailments were to follow their example, they may not be as fortunate. Isolation treatment is preferable. 

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