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‘Money Heist’ actress Itziar Ituño tests positive for COVID-19

/ 06:20 PM March 19, 2020
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Itziar Ituño plays Inspector Raquel Murillo (Lisbon) in “Money Heist”. Image: Instagram/@itziarituno

Spanish actress Itziar Ituño, who plays inspector Raquel Murillo in the hit Netflix series “Money Heist” (Spanish title: La Casa de Papel), has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 45-year-old actress broke the unfortunate news to her fans in both Basque and Spanish languages via her Instagram account yesterday, March 18.

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“Hello everyone! It’s official, since Friday afternoon I have had symptoms (fever and dry cough) and today we have received confirmation of the epidemiological test. It is coronavirus,” she said as translated in English.

She clarified, however, that her case is mild and that she is fine, but COVID-19 is “very very contagious and super dangerous for people who are weaker.”

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Aupa danoi!! Ofiziala da, bariku arratsaldetik sintomekaz nabil (sukarra ta eztul lehorra) eta gaur iritsi jaku azterneta epidemiologikoaren konfirmaziñoa. Koronabirusa da. Nire kasuan arina da ta ondo nago baina oso oso kutsakorra eta super arriskutsua ahulago dagoen jendearentzako. Hau ez da tontakeria, izan konsziente, ez hartu arinkeriaz, hildakoak dauz eta bizi asko jokoan eta ondiño ez dakigu noraiño helduko dan kontua, beraz, arduratsuak izateko txertoa ipinteko garaia da danon hobebeharrez. Elkartasun garaia da! Etxean geratzekoa eta babestu besteak! Orain 15 egun berrogeialdi eta aurrerago ikusiko da✊❤.Zaindu zaitezte!!😙😙😙😙/ Hola a [email protected]!! Ez oficial, desde el viernes por la tarde tengo los síntomas (fiebre y tos seca) y hoy nos ha llegado la confirmación del test epidemiológico. És coronavirus. Mi caso es leve y estoy bien pero es muy muy contagioso y superpeligroso para la gente que está más debil. Ésto no es tontería, ser conscientes, no lo tomeis a la ligera, hay muertos, muchas vidas en juego y aún no sabemos hasta donde va a llegar ésto por lo que ha llegado la hora de ponerse la vacuna de la responsabilidad por el bien común. Es tiempo de solidad y generosidad! De quedarse en casa y proteger a los demás. Ahora me tocan 15 dias en cuarentena y después ya se verá✊❤! Cuidaros mucho😙😙😙😙/ Olá galera! Ez oficial, desde sexta-feira à tarde tenho sintomas (febre e tosse seca) e hoje recebemos confirmação do teste epidemiológico. É um coronavírus. Meu caso é leve e estou bem, mas é muito muito contagioso e super perigoso para pessoas que são mais fracas. Isso não é bobagem, esteja ciente, não leve a sério, há mortos, muitas vidas em jogo e ainda não sabemos até que ponto isso vai dar, então chegou a hora de ser vacinado pela responsabilidade pelo bem comum . É um tempo de solidão e generosidade! Ficar em casa e proteger os outros. Agora tenho 15 dias em quarentena e depois será visto✊❤! Cuide-se😙😙😙😙 #etxeangeratu #yomequedoencasa #quedatencasa

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The Spanish actress advised the public to take the pandemic seriously as many people have already died and lots of lives are at stake. Ituño will be going on a 15-day quarantine, she said.

The “Money Heist” actress is among the growing number of celebrities who have tested positive for COVID-19 around the world, including Hollywood, sports and local stars.

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Some of the stars confirmed to have COVID-19 are Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, “Game of Thrones” star Kristofer Hivju, Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, Idris Elba and NBA star Kevin Durant, among others. In the Philippines, actor Christopher De Leon and Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri have also tested positive. JB

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