Netflix has advised staff to quarantine themselves and is to deep clean the set of The Witcher after Kristofer Hivju, who was recently announced as Nivellen for season two, revealed on Instagram that he has contracted Coronavirus.
Kristofer Hivju said on Instagram: “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.”
“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.”
“Please follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions.”
Deadline reports that Netflix said in an email to staff: “We paused production prior to becoming aware of this, but as a further precaution we will be… arranging for deep cleaning and disinfection… It is recommended that crew and cast self-quarantine for 14 days, monitor their temperature, and seek medical advice if they experience any symptoms.”