Actor Kristofer Hivju has made a post on his Instagram saying he’s tested positive for Covid-19.

He’s one of a few celebrities that have confirmed cases of Coronavirus alongside Tom Hanks and Idris Elba. 

Hivju, who plays Tormund Giantsbane in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is a Norwegian actor currently residing in Norway which has a population of 5.2 million.

Upon hearing the news, his family and himself have immediately started self-isolating. 

His symptoms, as with most, only feel like a mild cold. 


“We are in good health – I only have the mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis”.

Good guy Tormund reminds us all that this virus affects the elderly in a more serious manner and it’s not about your individual sniffly nose but about how it can spread to the wider community.

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