"It shouldn't be about whether rich or poor gets it". At the time, he said he had no symptoms but got tested due to his proximity to the infected person.
According to the Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom actor, the negativity around "test shaming" is counterproductive. So I want people to understand that this is very real.
He said: "This idea that someone like myself is gonna be paid to say I've got coronavirus?".
"Such stupidness. People wanna spread that as if it's news. It's stupid", he went on to say.
Idris previously explained he was on location and about to start filming when he got tested: 'It was definitely something I had to do as I was about to start filming and be around a lot of people, ' he said. "I don't understand that", Elba told his followers.
Model Sabrina then jumped in, saying: "Or to say that we're stuck inside".
At a time when coronavirus testing has lagged in the United States, with even sick people in some areas unable to be tested, celebrities, athletes, politicians and other high-profile people have talked about testing positive, even without showing symptoms.
Elba said: "One of the upsides of this whole drama is that we are forced to think together as a race".
"So essentially, I could have been positive from March 4, but it's hard to say when I contracted someone with corona, you can contract it at anytime but my known exposure was March 4". I could be in the public.
"I'm starting to feel like ya'll n-s is paying n-s to say that they got it", she added, "and if you are paying n-as to say that they got it, pay me, too!"
Elba is not the only celebrity to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The FDA, earlier this week, approved the use of plasma from patients who've recovered patients to treat some of the more severe cases. I am not going to get it definitely. Winfrey was also seen agreeing to the statements made by Elba and acknowledged that the fatal COVID-19 is "here to teach us, show us something about ourselves, as individuals and also as a world of people".