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Game Of Thrones Actor Kristofer Hivju Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Game Of Thrones Actor Kristofer Hivju Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Norwegian actor shared the news on Instagram, where he reassured fans he was 'in good health'.

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He wrote: "Greetings from Norway! 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.

Credit: Instargram
Credit: Instargram

"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 Centre 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."

Hivju, best known for his role as Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Throne, is set to star in the second season of Netflix's The Witcher.

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The show's production has been paused amid the coronavirus outbreak, with Deadline news reporting the set has had to have a 'deep clean' due to an 'individual' testing positive for the virus. The news outlet claims the individual is Hivju.

The Norwegian star isn't the first celebrity to test positive for coronavirus, just yesterday Idris Elba revealed he had the virus despite showing 'no symptoms'.

In a post on Twitter 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."

Hollywood legend Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson also tested positive for Covid-19 are are currently being looked after in Australia.

The actor said he and his wife were 'taking it one day at a time' and urged people to 'follow the advice of experts and take care of ourselves and each other'.

It's okay to not panic. LADbible and UNILAD's aim with our campaign, Cutting Through, is to provide our community with facts and stories from the people who are either qualified to comment or have experienced first-hand the situation we're facing. For more information from the World Health Organisation on Coronavirus, click here.

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, coronavirus

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]