Claiming thousands of lives across the world, the deadly novel Coronavirus is triggering more and more panic among the citizens. Globally, the number of cases has hit 182,609, with 7,164 reported deaths across 157 countries.COVID-19 had already reached the American film industry- Hollywood!

Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks has confirmed last week that he and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus in Australia. On Monday, another English actor Idris Elba also tested positive for the virus.

After these two cases in Hollywood, a "Game of Thrones" actor is the latest celebrity to say he's been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Actor Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane on the HBO series, took to his social media handles and confirmed that he is tested positive for Covid-19.

Take a look at his post here:

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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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Also take a look at Tom Hanks post:

In addition to his role in "Game of Thrones," Hivju has also appeared in the TV series "Beck" and in the film "The Fate of the Furious."

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