Actor Idris Elba declared on 16 March that he had been diagnosed with Coronavirus, since then rumors circulated about him lying about his diagnosis and cited that he had been paid to say he had it.\r\n\r\nFurthermore, others have criticized the fact he was able to get a test quickly without showing symptoms.\r\n\r\nElba broke his silence and slammed in an Instagram live the claims that he was paid to say he tested positive for coronavirus.\r\n\r\n"It shouldn\u2019t be about whether the rich or poor gets it. Everyone should be able to get a test, for sure. I think the negativity around test-shaming is counterproductive. I don\u2019t see what people get out of that." he said.\r\n\r\nElba continued: "And people want to spread that like it\u2019s news. It\u2019s stupid. It\u2019s the quickest way to get people sick. It\u2019s no benefit to me and Sabrina saying that we got it and we ain\u2019t got it. I don\u2019t understand the logic of that."\r\n\r\nThe actor's wife, <a href="https:\/\/www.oprahmag.com\/entertainment\/tv-movies\/a30256065\/idris-elba-wife-sabrina-dhowre\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sabrina Dhowre Elba<\/a> revealed last Sunday that she has also tested positive for coronavirus, a week from choosing not to quarantine away from her husband who was <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/breaking-british-actor-idris-elba-tests-positive-for-coronavirus\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">diagnosed<\/a>\u00a0with the virus.\r\n\r\nThe couple caught heat online after they posted last Monday a video announcing Elba\u2019s confirmed test results, with Sabrina sitting next to him.\r\n\r\nSince then, the actor has been posting updates on his social media accounts, which he used to inform people about the seriousness of the pandemic.\r\n\r\nThey explained their decision to stick together in an interview with Oprah Winfrey through FaceTime for an episode of her show \u201cOprah Talks: COVID-19\u201d on Apple TV.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/tv\/B-BNP6LBJhr\/?utm_source=ig_embed\r\n\r\nSabrina told Winfrey that it was her choice to stick with her husband, even though medical experts have advised that those who test positive for the coronavirus should isolate themselves from others to slow the spread.\r\n\r\n\u201cI could have made the decision to put myself, maybe, in a separate room or stay away, and I\u2019m sure that people are making those decisions. And they\u2019re tough decisions to make, but I made the decision to want to be with him and, you know, still touch him.\u201d\u00a0Sabrina said.\r\n\r\nElba explained that they had been together on the day of his probable exposure to a person who tested positive and had been together until he left to begin filming a movie.\r\n\r\n\u201cIf I had caught it, she had certainly caught it in that time period, as well,\u201d Elba told Winfrey.\r\n\r\nThe couple stated that they feel well and have not experienced symptoms of the coronavirus.\r\n\r\nSabrina pointed out that she feels the equivalent of seasonal allergies that might be symptoms but that she feels fine overall.