Indira Varma, who played Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones, tests positive for coronavirus

Indira Varma revealed her COVI-19 diagnosis after the rehearsals for Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull alongside Emilia Clarke were cancelled.

Press Trust of India March 19, 2020 13:14:06 IST
Indira Varma, who played Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones, tests positive for coronavirus

Game of Thrones star Indira Varma has revealed that she has tested positive for coronavirus . Her diagnosis comes two days after co-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 actor 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.

Here is her post


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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. I’m in bed with it and it’s not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people.❤️💜❤️

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

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