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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Kristofer Hivju tested positive for COVID-19

‘Game of Thrones’ actor Kristofer Hivju tested positive for COVID-19


Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO series Game of Thrones, is positive of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In an Instagram post, the Norwegian actor shared his health status, saying he is currently in “good health” and only has mild symptoms of a cold.

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. 

The 41-year-old actor is now self-quarantining at home in Norway with his family.

Read his full post:

“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 into 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!”

Other celebrities who said they had contracted the disease include Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, and Olga Kurylenko.

Aside from Game of Thrones, Kristofer is best known for playing the role of Connor Rhodes in the 2017 American action film The Fate of the Furious.

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