'Game of Thrones' actor Kristofer Hivju tests positive for coronavirus
© Instagram: Kristofer Hivju

"Game of Thrones" actor Kristofer Hivju announced Monday that he had tested positive for coronavirus and would self-quarantine.

In an Instagram post alongside his wife, Hivju said that his symptoms were mild but explained that he would remain at home with his family to avoid spreading the disease. It was unclear from the post whether his wife, producer and director Gry Molvær Hivju, had also tested positive for the virus.

"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," Hivju wrote.


"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," he added.

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has passed 179,000 worldwide, and roughly 1,300 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in Norway.

"Game of Thrones," the massively-popular HBO series based on the book series of the same title, ended its final season in May of last year.