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Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones, revealed on Instagram on Monday that he has tested positive for the corona virus.
“Greetings from Norway! Sorry to have to say that I have, up until now, have tested positive for the COVID19, Corona virus,” the 41-year-old actor wrote next to a selfie of him and his wife, Gry Molvær Hivju.
“My family [sic], and I have been self-isolate at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health, and I have only very mild symptoms of a common cold,” he continued. “There are people out there who are at a higher risk for this virus can be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful to wash your hands, and hold a 1.5-meter [1.6 feet] away from the others, it will be put in quarantine, just do whatever you can to stop the virus from spreading.”
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The “It” actor went on to note that “working together, we can fight off the virus and to prevent the occurrence of a crisis in our hospitals.”
He added, ” take good care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! You are visiting the country’s Center for Disease Control’s website, and follow the regulations in force to secure and protect not only yourself, but also for the community as a whole, and in particular at-risk groups, such as the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.”
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Hivju is not the first Hollywood star to test positive for the new virus.
FILE – in This image released by HBO shows, Kristofer Hivju, left, Kit Harington, and Emilia Clarke in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”
(Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
Actor Idris Elba also announced on Monday that he tested positive for feline corona virus (COVID-19).
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On Sunday, Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born model, who starred alongside Daniel Craig in ‘ Quantum of Solace on Instagram and that she’s been diagnosed with the corona virus.
Last week, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson also announced that she had the corona virus. Hanks and Wilson were in Australia for the filming of an untitled Elvis Presley biopic, directed by Baz Luhrmann, with the Hanks will play Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
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For most people, it is a new corona virus has caused only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. Some of the others, especially the elderly and those with existing health problems, this can lead to more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report