'Game of Thrones' star Kristofer Hivju tests positive for coronavirus

2020-03-17 07:14
 
Kristofer Hivju

Kristofer Hivju is the latest celebrity to reveal he's tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Game of Thrones star is "self-isolating" at his home in Norway with his family, he shared on Instagram on Monday, and he will do so "for as long as it takes".

"Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for Covid-19, coronavirus... We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold."

He continued: "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," he told his followers. "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."

The caption was added to a photo of him with his wife, film director, Gry Molvær Hivju. It is unclear whether or not she's been tested.

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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

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Many other celebrities have come forward revealing their diagnosis, including Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Olga Kurylenko and Idris Elba, all urging fans to self-isolate to keep each other safe.

This after over 180 000 cases have been reported worldwide, with South Africa at a total of 62 confirmed and verified cases of Covid-19

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