Actress Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus

Actress Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus

Actress Indira Varma has become the second Game of Thrones star to test positive for COVID-19.

The 46 year old, who played Ellaria Sand on the show, has confirmed she's battling the virus in an Instagram post on Wednesday (18Mar20).

"I’m in bed with it and it’s not nice," she wrote. "Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people."

Indira was starring in The Seagull in London's West End, alongside fellow Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, until the play was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane on the hit fantasy series, announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 via Instagram on Monday (16Mar20), revealing he has quarantined himself at home.

"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."

He then urged others suffering or carrying the virus to heed guidelines from the World Health Organisation to stay safe.

''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," the actor added. "wash your hands, keep 1.5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading (sic). 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!"

The two castmates join Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, and Olga Kurylenko among the celebrities who have tested positive for the killer virus.


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