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Game of Thrones Actor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Kristofer Hivju

Kristofer Hivju | Comicbook

Kristofer Hivju who is famed for his role as Tormund in hit HBO series Game of Thrones has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 41-year-old actor took to his Instagram page to assure fans that he s doing well and is in self-isolation at home with his family.


The Norwegian wrote in a message accompanied by a photograph of him with his smiling wife, Gry Molvaer Hivju:

“We are in good health — I only have mild symptoms of a cold.”

Hivju whose fiery red hair stands him out also used the opportunity to remind his followers of good habits to practice in coronavirus times: wash hands, keep a social distance of 1.5 metres, and respect quarantine rules, among other things.

“Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals,” he said.

Kristofer Hivju

Kristofer Hivju | Redanian Intelligence

A number of other Hollywood celebrities have tested positive for the virus, including US actor Tom Hanks, who was released from an Australian hospital on Tuesday after being held in isolation since last week.

“Quantum of Solace” and “James Bond” actress Olga Kurylenko on Monday took her Instagram page to announce to her fans that she is presently quarantined in her house after testing positive for Covid-19.

In her words:

“Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!”

Hollywood star, Idris Elba also revealed that he has tested positive for the novel virus.

In a tweet, he confirmed his test result came back negative and he is in self-isolation.

He wrote:

“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.”

On Monday, Norway said 1,308 cases had been detected and three people have died in the Scandinavian country

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