Coronavirus Outbreak: Idris Elba and GOT star Kristofer Hivju test positive

Updated: 17 March, 2020 08:52 IST | ANI | Washington D.C.

Idris Elba revealed he has been tested positive in a tweet alongside a video. The video showed him with his wife Sabrina Dhowre by his side.

Idris Elba in the video he posted on Twitter. Picture courtesy/Idris Elba's Twitter account
Idris Elba in the video he posted on Twitter. Picture courtesy/Idris Elba's Twitter account

Actor Idris Elba on Monday (local time) said that he has tested positive for coronavirus. "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 am doing. No panic," Elba tweeted alongside a video in which he is seen with his wife Sabrina Dhowre.

In the video, Elba, 47, said that he got tested after he found out last Friday that he had been exposed to someone who tested positive. "This is serious. Now is the time to think about social distancing and washing your hands," he said.

"Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now. If you are feeling ill or you feel like you should be tested or if you have been exposed, do something about it. It is really important," he added.

Besides Elba, actor Kristofer Hivju, popularly known for his role of Tormund in 'Game of Thrones', also revealed that he has tested positive for coronavirus. In an Instagram post, Hivju revealed that he is self-quarantining with his family in 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," Hivji wrote.

 
 
 
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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

A post shared by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) onMar 16, 2020 at 1:48pm PDT

 

"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," he said.

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First Published: 17 March, 2020 08:16 IST

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