LONDON: “Game of Thrones” star Indira Varma has revealed that she has tested positive for coronavirus. Her diagnosis comes two days after fellow “Game of Thrones” actor Kristofer Hivju also said that he tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.
Varma, who played the role of Ellaria Sand in the epic HBO series, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the news.
The 46-year-old actor was starring in the modern take of Anton Chekhov’s play “The Seagull” in London’s West End, alongside “Game of Thrones” alum Emilia Clarke.
The play is on hold due to the pandemic.
Kristofer Hivju, who played the lovable and fearsome Tormund Giantsbane on Game of Thrones, announced he had tested positive for the virus in a post on his Instagram on March 16.
“Greetings from Norway!” Hivju wrote. “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.”
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