'Lost' actor Daniel Dae Kim tests positive for coronavirus

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Mar 20, 2020, 12:31 PM(IST)

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The actor shared a video on Instagram`s IGTV to make the announcement in the regard where he also shared his experience of battling with COVID-19.

Actor of popular TV series 'Lost', Daniel Dae Kim on Thursday confirmed he has been tested positive for coronavirus and urged people to follow self-isolation guidelines with seriousness.

The actor shared a video on Instagram`s IGTV to make the announcement in the regard where he also shared his experience of battling with COVID-19.

"I wanted to let you know that yesterday I tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus," said the actor.'

The actor is now in his native town Hawaii but was earlier in New York for a few weeks for the shooting of a series.
"Hi everyone- yesterday I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Looks like I`ll be ok, but I wanted to share my journey with you in the hopes that you find it informative or helpful. Hope you all stay safe, calm, and above all, healthy," he wrote in the caption.In the rest of the video, the `Insurgent` actor spoke about his experience and also said that he was asymptomatic all the time but he did experience scratchiness in this throat.

"To be safe, when I got home I quarantined myself in a room in the house and tried to rest on my own," said the 51-year-old actor.

Kim joined the growing list of celebrities that have contracted the highly contagious virus. The other Hollywood personalities who were earlier diagnosed with COVID-19 are superstar couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, music producer Andrew Watt, `Game of Thrones` stars Indira Varma and Kristofer Hivju, `Oblivion` actor Olga Kurylenko, and actor Idris Elba.

Hanks and Wilson have been discharged from the hospital and is under quarantine.

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