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Game of Thrones Actor Kristofer Hivju Tests Positive for Coronavirus

on March 16, 2020, 8:02pm

Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 41-year-old Norwegian actor, who played Tormund Giantsbane on the HBO fantasy epic, revealed the diagnosis in an Instagram post.

“Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus,” Hivju wrote in the post. “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.”

“There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis,” Hivju added, “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!”

Hivju was recently cast in Season 2 of Netflix’s Witcher, but due to concerns over the coronavirus, production has been halted for the foreseeable future.

Hivju joins Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Idris ElbaOlga Kurylenko, and  Universal Music head Lucian Grainge as prominent entertainment figures to have contracted the virus.

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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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