Idris Elba and Kristofer Hivju (Photo Credit: Instagram)
After Tom Hanks and James Bond actor Olga Kryelenko, COVID-19 has taken its toll on two more Hollywood celebs, actor and musician Idris Elba and Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju, both in their 40s.
Idris Elba revealed on Twitter Monday 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," said his tweet. "Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing ðŸ‘ŠðŸÂÂ¾ðŸ‘ŠðŸÂÂ¾ No panic." he continued as he asked his followers to stay safe.
According to the video Elba posted, he contaminated the disease by being in close contact with a person who was COVID-19 positive. After experiencing primary symptoms he self-quarantined himself and got tested which came as ‘positive’
"It sucks," he admitted. "Look, this is serious. Now's the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands. Beyond that, there are people out there who are not showing symptoms that could easily spread it. So now's a real time to be really vigilant about washing your hands and keeping your distance." he said in the video.
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 ðŸ‘ŠðŸÂÂ¾ðŸ‘ŠðŸÂÂ¾ No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Meanwhile, Kristofer Hivju, 41, more popularly known as the Wildling warrior, Tormund Giantsbane, an admirer of Brienne of Tarth, wrote on an Instagram post from Norway, "Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus."
He also mentioned that he has only mild symptoms and along with his family are self-isolating at home. “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.” further said his tweet.
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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
Celebs like Ellen DeGeneres and Halle Berry are reaching out to Elba to wish him speedy recovery.
Sending you so much love, Idris.âÂÂ¤— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 16, 2020
Ugh. Stay safe and strong, we're with you!! ♥ï¸ÂÂ— Halle Berry (@halleberry) March 16, 2020