Coronavirus Pandemic : After Idris Elba, Game Of Thrones Actor Kristofer Hivju Tests Positive For Coronavirus


The outbreak of Coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has spread to over 140 countries. Many Hollywood celebrities have become a victim of the CoV-2 virus. First, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for the novel virus. Then, The Dark Tower actor Idris Elba took to Twitter to reveal that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Actor Kristofer Hivju who played the role of Tormund Giantsbane (leader of the free folks) in the American fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones”, has tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, Kristofer took to Instagram to share, “Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, 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.”

Hivju made sure to include some advice about the importance of social isolation to prevent the spread of the virus. He shared a selfie with his wife Gry Molaer Hivju to share the update on his health.

He further 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 metres 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.”

To conclude, Giantsbane wrote, “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.”
Due to coronavirus fears, the sets of “The Witcher” season 2 in which Hivju was starring was closed down.

Norway has 1,308 cases of coronavirus with three deaths, reported news agency AFP.

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In these times of crisis, make sure to follow the precautions. Practice social distancing and stay safe.