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Game of Thrones star Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus: In bed with it and it's not nice

Indira Varma, who played the role of Ellaria Sand in the epic HBO series, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the news of her testing positive for coronavirus (covid-19).

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New Delhi Updated on: March 19, 2020 17:11 IST
Game of Thrones star Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus
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Game of Thrones star Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus: In bed with it and it's not nice

British actress Indira Varma has tested positive for coronavirus (covid-19). Indira Varma, who played the role of Ellaria Sand in the HBO series, wrote in an Instagram post: "I'm in bed with it and it's not nice." Indira Varma was rehearsing the play The Seagull with her Game Of Thrones co-star Emilia Clarke in London's West End. The production of the Anton Chekhov play has been put on hold indefinitely in light of the coronavirus 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," Indira Varma wrote in her Instagram post.

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.

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

The US-based British actress, who also said that getting access to a covid-19 test is "insanely hard" and that she managed one because she was in close proximity to an infected person. "Been getting a lot of questions in regard to tests. It is tough to get this test done. Our country is very behind and we don't have a system in place. I only got tested because I had been around a confirmed case and had been showing symptoms. But receiving a test that shows you are positive doesn't change much. It's not like you receive a specific medication once positive. So please, if you have any symptoms at all but can't find any test, please just treat yourself as if you are positive (you most likely are)," read her Instagram story. Replying to fans' queries, the actress said she's self isolated and recovering at home: "For me, I have been recovering at mine. No hospitals involved. There's not much to do other than rest, drink lots of water and take vitamins."

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