‘Game of Thrones’ actor tests positive for coronavirus


'Game of Thrones' actor tests positive for coronavirus
Kristofer Hivju at an event in January. (Photo by Rich Polk)

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  • In a post made to Instagram on Monday, actor Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane on the HBO series, said he tested positive for Covid-19.

A “Game of Thrones” actor is the latest celebrity to say he’s been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

In a post made to Instagram on Monday, actor Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane on the HBO series, said he tested positive for Covid-19.

Hivju, a Norwegian actor, said he and his family are self-isolating upon the news.

“We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold,” he 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 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading.

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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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The actor said he is currently in Norway.

“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.

In addition to his role on “Game of Thrones,” Hivju has also appeared in the TV series “Beck” and in the film “The Fate of the Furious.” (CNN, like HBO, is owned by WarnerMedia.)

On Monday, actor Idris Elba also said he’d tested positive for coronavirus.

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