Kristofer Hivju, who starred as Tormund Giantsbane in “Game of Thrones,” announced Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.
The 41-year-old shared on Instagram that he was “in good health” and experiencing only mild cold-like symptoms but that he would be isolating himself and his family at home in Norway for “as long as it takes.”
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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
The actor also advises, “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”.