Actor Kristofer Hivju, popularly known for his role of Tormund in ‘Game of Thrones’ has been tested positive for coronavirus. Also, World’s sexiest man alive Idris Elba has also announced that he has coronavirus.
Elba announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus in a video message on Monday. “So look, this morning I got some test results back for coronavirus and it came back positive. Yeah, and it sucks,” he said.
He further adding that he is doing okay and his wife Sabrina has also been tested. “I didn’t have any symptoms. I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who also tested positive.” Elba said he found out about the exposure late last week, and immediately went into self-quarantine.
“This is serious. Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands. Beyond that, there are people out there who aren’t showing symptoms and that could easily spread it. So now’s a real-time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance. We live in a divided world right now, we can all feel it, it’s been bullshit. But now’s the time for solidarity, now’s the time for thinking about each other,” Elba said.
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
Hivju self-quarantining with his family
In an Instagram post, Hivju also revealed that he is self-quarantining with his family in Norway after tested positive from the virus.
“Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus. My family and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold,” Hivju wrote.
“There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful, wash your hands, keep 1,5 metres distance from others, go in quarantine. Just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy,” he said.
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Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My familiy and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! Please visit your country's Center for Disease Control's website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. @grymolvaerhivju #fightcorona #solidarity #takecare #folkehelseinstituttet Thanks to @panoramaagency
Moreover, last week, Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson had tested positive while in Australia on pre-production for an Elvis Presley biopic. Recently, they have been released from a Queensland hospital in Australia and are now in self-quarantine at their home.
A number of cases worldwide of the novel coronavirus surpassing 150,000 with some 6,000 deaths. Governments across the globe continue their struggle to contain the pandemic.