Idris Elba Says World Should Have Annual 7-Day Quarantine to Remember COVID-19 Pandemic
After recovering from COVID-19, Idris Elba has proposed that in the future, the world should remember the pandemic by having a 7-day quarantine once a year.
Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, have gained a new outlook on life since recovering from COVID-19.
After coming into contact with someone who had contracted the virus in March, Idris took cautionary measures to get tested. He was surprised to receive positive results for the virus because he hadn't shown any symptoms.
The experience has left a lasting impact. In an interview with the Associated Press, Idris admitted that COVID-19 was "definitely scary and unsettling and [he was] nervous."
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Idris explained that the pandemic had provided important lessons for the world, which should serve as a reminder for the experiences people have gone through; he proposed:
"The world should take a week of quarantine every year just to remember this time. Remember each other."
Idris was one of the first high profile celebrities to open up about his diagnosis. He and Sabrina have been recovering in New Mexico, where he had been shooting a film for Netflix.
According to Daily Mail, the couple has felt "stuck in limbo" while waiting for flights to return to their home in London, England.
Coronavirus: Idris Elba says 'world should quarantine for a week every year to remember this time' https://t.co/HBeUGn79rN— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 20, 2020
However, they have sprung into action to help support farming communities around the world that have been impacted by the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, he explained:
"What we've learnt from Covid is that no man is an island. We can help each other [with] forward-thinking to save a lot of lives."
"No man is an island, we're all part of this world"— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 20, 2020
Actor Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre, who both caught coronavirus, are backing a UN campaign to raise $200m for workers in developing nations and say "forward planning" will save liveshttps://t.co/DsfGb6FLs9 pic.twitter.com/sqj5W3Jj5K
The couple, who are both of Africa heritage, has helped launch a $ 40 million rural fund with the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
According to BBC, Idris is an ambassador for the United Nations. He has been lobbying governments to raise an additional $200 million to help agricultural farmers in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
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