Yesterday it was revealed that Netflix has suspended production on Netflix’s The Witcher due to Coronavirus concerns. Today Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju (Nivellen) has revealed on his Instagram that he too has contracted the virus. Following this, Deadline reports that Netflix will conduct a “deep cleaning” at Arborfield Studios where Season 2 was being filmed.
Hivju wrote on his Instagram: “Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My family 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.”
A Netflix spokesperson commented: “We paused production prior to becoming aware of this, but as a further precaution we will be closing production offices and Arborfield immediately and arranging for deep cleaning and disinfection.
We are in the process of contacting those who were in close contact with the relevant individual. However, due to the nature of this production, it is recommended that crew and cast self-quarantine for 14 days, monitor their temperature, and seek medical advice if they experience any symptoms.”
Filming of The Witcher Season 2 is currently suspended for two weeks.