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Indian Origin Actress and Game of Thrones Star Indira Varma Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Indian Origin Actress and Game of Thrones Star Indira Varma Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Actress Indira Varma is the second Game of Thrones alum to test positive for COVID-19, after actor Kristofer Hivju.

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  • Last Updated: March 19, 2020, 1:29 PM IST
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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. "I'm in bed with it and it's not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people," she wrote.

The 46-year-old actress 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.

"So sad our and so many other shows around the world have gone dark affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be back soon and urge you all (and the govt) to support us when we do. Phoenix/ Seagull rising from the ashes (sic)," Varma wrote in her post with photos from the rehearsals.

Varma and Hivju join Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Olga Kurylenko, and Rachel Matthews among the Hollywood celebrities who contracted the virus.

Born to an Indian father and Swiss mother, Varma has starred in films like Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love in 1996, Bride and Prejudice (2004) and the historical drama series Rome.

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