Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus; asks fans to stay at home and be pragmatic

Elba said he had taken the test because he found out he had been exposed to someone with virus.

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Elba's announcement followed the halting of more movie productions worldwide.
British actor Idris Elba said on Monday he had tested positive for the new coronavirus, joining Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, among the first major celebrities to contract the respiratory disease.

Elba, who starred in TV police drama 'Luther' and played the Norse god Heimdall in 'Avengers: Infinity War,' said in a Twitter post that he had no symptoms but was isolating himself from others. It was not clear where he was located.

"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," Elba, 47, wrote.



Elba said he had taken the test because he found out on Friday he had been exposed to someone who had contracted the disease. He did not identify the person.

"Stay positive. Don't freak out," he said in a video accompanying the Twitter post. His wife, Sabrina, was seen in the background.

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Hanks and Wilson said last week that they had contracted the disease while working on a film in Australia.

Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, who appeared in "Quantum of Solace" in 2008, said on Sunday that she was "locked up at home" after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Elba's announcement followed the halting of more movie productions worldwide.

Movie studio Warner Bros said on Monday it had stopped filming on the fourth installment of the "Matrix" action franchise, starring Keanu Reeves, and the third "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of its successful "Harry Potter" franchise.

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Trade paper Variety said "Matrix" was about to film in Germany and "Fantastic Beasts" was about to start production.

Universal Pictures, Netflix Inc and Disney halted production of most of their live-action TV shows and movies last week as the coronavirus spread around the world.

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Gifting Guide For Men: Pamper Your Boyfriend This Valentine’s Day With Swiss Watches, Sneakers & Single Malts
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We get it, ladies. Looking for gifts for men is hard. Just Google ‘Valentine’s Day gifting for women’ and a million results show up, but the gifting options for men are often scarce. To top it all, the mysterious creatures that men are, it makes choosing the perfect gift for them all the more difficult.

If you, too, are looking for the perfect V-Day gift for your boyfriend but can’t figure out which one to go for, fret not because we have got you covered. Follow this easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy gifting guide for men and get your significant other a gift he will remember for a long, long time.

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A common misconception is that men don’t like anything too fancy, shiny or glittery. In short, it is often assumed that luxe and men’s gifting don’t go hand-in-hand but this is far from true.

Christian Louboutin, a brand known for its high-end fashionable footwear, is making its return to the sports arena with HAPPYRUI. The designer pays a tribute to the iconic tennis shoe that made fashion history both on and off the courts in the 70s. Boasting of a new specially-developed rubber platform outsole and a singular upper, the HAPPYRUI low-top sneaker is as stylish as it is easy to wear.

From its new metallic CL signature that echoes ‘70s varsity letters to its contrasting toe cap and singular eyelet system, every detail on this low-top sneaker nods to vintage retro style. The HAPPYRUI mixes materials and textures including suede, lamé leather and a shimmering sequin body, whilst some versions also come with signature spike-adorned toe cap.

Rest assured, these shiny pair of kicks from Louboutin is one gift your man will absolutely adore and wear for a long, long time.

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It’s 2020 and gifting Swiss chocolates to your significant other is so passé. Swiss watches, however, can still make the cut. When deciding on a gift for a man, you can never go wrong if you end up gifting a watch. Be it a tuxedo, sherwani or a Nehru jacket, a shiny watch adds pizzazz and class to the outfit like no other accessory.

Carl F Bucherer’s Patravi Scubatec Black is the perfect Swiss watch for men. The watch will help bring out your adventurous side. With water-resistance to 50 bar (500 m) and certified chronometer precision, it is ready for any adventure – above or under water, during outdoor action, and in everyday life.

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When it comes to gifting alcohol, the first thing that comes to our mind often is an expensive bottle of wine or champagne, wrapped neatly with a ribbon. It seems romantic on the surface, but it’s the most forgettable gift you can give your boyfriend. If there’s one drink that most men love, more than wine (or, perhaps, even more than beer) it’s whisky.

The good folks at Glenmorangie have come up with Allta, their first whisky created using wild yeast. Yeast has always been a key ingredient in Scotch whisky. But over the years, its impact on taste has been all-but forgotten and emphasis placed on other aspects of whisky-making instead.

With Allta, Glenmorangie aims to bring back the focus on yeast, one of the most important ingredients in whisky. Rich and fruity single malt, Allta tastes like butter candy, creamy vanilla, orange syrup with slightly yeasty background and gentle mint with the tiniest hint of sweet chilli and delicate, dancing, floral notes and is the V-Day gift your significant other will absolutely adore.

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Another gifting option that you ought to consider is luxury belts. Much like watches, belts add a certain finesse and class to outfits and if they match with your shoes, it’s a bonus.

Churchill and Company's Belt Collection is designed with full attention to quality and detail. Each belt is made from leather chosen from the very best tanneries in Italy which are specially dyed to exactly complement the shoes.

Traditionally, this belt can be paired with a cool pair of Chinos or Jeans along with brown or burgundy colour shoes. Sounds like the perfect gift, eh?

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Winters are gradually receding and summers are about to come in, but in the months of February, the nights are as chilly as they come. To keep yourself warm on cold, winter nights, a cognac like Hennessey is just the drink you need.

The best part about Hennessey? It is aged for the greater part in new French oak barrels, which bring a distinctly toasty character to the drink. The highly nuanced cognac combines a generous, fruity nature with notes of brown sugar and crème brûlée.

Hennessy Very Special can be enjoyed on its own, over ice or in a mixed drink. Rest assured, Hennessy is one gift your boyfriend will cherish for a long, long time.

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