Actor Orlando Bloom to self-quarantine
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Orlando Bloom says he plans on self-quarantining after returning from traveling overseas due to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The actor gave no indication that he has the disease.

"It’s farewell from us as we go home to be quarantined," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor said in a Wednesday Instagram Stories post, according to ABC News.


Bloom, 43, had been filming the second season of Amazon's "Carnival Row" in Prague.

"We’re coming home to the States, at least I’m coming home to the States, because we want to get in before the quarantine," the performer, who was born in England, said.

In a national address on Wednesday, President TrumpDonald John TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House MORE announced a ban on travel from Europe for foreign nationals as a way to attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The deadly illness was deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization this week.

"Big love everybody, stay safe out there!" Bloom told his more than 3.5 million followers. "Self-quarantine. It seems really crazy actually this whole corona thing, but do the right thing by you and your family and stay safe."

Several lawmakers — including Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFlorida sheriff asks for new leads in disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband after Netflix's 'Tiger King' drops Ted Cruz jokes about quarantine boredom, 'Tiger King' Trump faces mounting pressure to unleash Defense Production Act MORE (R-Texas), Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsGeorgia makes it easier to get mail-in ballots after delaying primary Overnight Energy: House stimulus aims to stem airline pollution | Environmental measures become sticking point in Senate talks | Progressives propose T 'green stimulus' House bill would ban stock trading by members of Congress MORE (R-Ga.) and Rep. Julia BrownleyJulia Andrews BrownleyHouse Democrats eyeing much broader Phase 3 stimulus Assistant House Speaker self-quarantines out of 'abundance of caution' Actor Orlando Bloom to self-quarantine MORE (D-Calif.), among others — announced this week that they were self-quarantining, after interacting with people who later tested positive for the coronavirus.

Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks also revealed on Wednesday that he and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, tested positive for COVID-19 while working on a film project in Australia.