Celebrities With Coronavirus: Game Of Thrones' Kristofer Hivju & Indira Varma, Idris Elba & Tom Hanks Test Positive
19 March 2020, 12:02 | Updated: 18 August 2022, 15:51
As COVID-19 dominates the global conversation, more and more famous faces are confirming they've tested positive for the virus- so, who has it so far?
Coronavirus is the global pandemic no one saw coming and some very famous faces are taking to social media to let people know they've fallen victim to the virus, so, as people work from home and social distance- here are few of the celebs who have already caught it to give you some inspo' about staying the heck indoors!
Music producer Andrew Watt revealed on March 17 that he has been tested positive for COVID-19 after initially being told he had the flu.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the 29-year-old described what happened in the days leading up to his coronavirus diagnosis, penning: "Yesterday I was given the results that I am positive for COVID-19. I wanted to tell you all about my journey getting here in an effort to bring awareness to the severity of what's happening in the world."
The producer, who won a Grammy for his work on Cardi B's album 'Invasion Of Privacy', explained in a series of posts that it was something not to be taken lightly.
"I can't stress this enough... this is not a joke. Stay inside, stay sanitised. Please stop everything and take care of yourselves and the people you love around you, until we are all through this.
Game Of Thrones actress, Indira Varma, indicated on Instagram that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
The star, who played Ellaria Sand in the series, wrote: "So sad our and so many other shows around the world have gone dark affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We hope to be back soon and urge you all (and the govt) to support us when we do.
"Phoenix/ Seagull rising from the ashes. I’m in bed with it and it’s not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people."
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So sad our and so many other shows around the world have gone dark affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be back soon and urge you all (and the govt) to support us when we do. Phoenix/ Seagull rising from the ashes. I’m in bed with it and it’s not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people.❤️💜❤️
Game Of Thrones star, Kristofer Hivju, revealed he and his wife, Gry Molvaer Hivju, have tested positive for the virus from their home in Norway, and sent a positive message about avoiding the spread of the virus to the world.
Kristofer, who played Tormund Giantsbane for five series of GoT, told people that his condition isn't too serious, with only cold-like symptoms, writing on Instagram: "Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus."
"My family and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes."
"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."
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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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Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx
Hollywood treasure Tom and his wife Rita Wilson were amongst the first famous faces to reveal they'd tested positive for the virus whilst over in Australia, being quarantined in hospital whilst they were treated for the illness, with their son, Chet, who has become something of an internet sensation in 2020, giving updates on their wellbeing.
"Hey what's up guys, so quick update on my folks they're out of the hospital they're still self quarantined, obviously, but they're feeling a lot better so that's a relief."
"A lot of people are suffering other than my parents right now, so I wish everyone a speedy recovery."
This time, a national treasure, Idris, 47, confirmed he's contracted the virus- but has no symptoms, something people are learning is sometimes the case with the highly contagious illness, as he took to Instagram to share the news.
He wrote: "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’m doing."
Warning people not to panic, the actor posted the video with his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, in the background, who has says she 'assumes' she has it as well.
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’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Olga Kurylenko, known for playing Camille in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, revealed she had the virus, on March 15.
The actress, who starred alongside Daniel Craig, took to Instagram to tell her followers: "Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!"
She's been keeping everyone updated with her journey back to health, detailing that she's currently in London and what she's been taking to recover as quickly as possible.
In other news, there's currently a Big Brother underway in Germany and none of the housemates are aware of the fact countries and continents are going into lockdown over the spread of COVID-19- and the show's producers plan to let them know about it live on air.
Some light relief during this testing time, or an absolutely mad idea that will cause people to break down on TV? You decide!