Olga Kurylenko, James Bond Actress, Confirms She Has Coronavirus

March 16, 2020 Updated: March 16, 2020
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Olga Kurylenko, who appeared in James Bond film “Quantum of Solace” and a number of other films, said she is in quarantine after contracting the new coronavirus.

“Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!” the 40-year-old actress wrote on Instagram. The Ukraine-born actress has had French citizenship for a number of years, but she didn’t give her followers any details on where she is recovering.

She posted a photo of the view through her window as she apparently remains in self-isolation.

“I have cough only in the morning, then I do not have any cough at all,” she also wrote. “Unfortunately, we have no cure for this virus. We must wait until it passes.” Kurylenko said she is eating garlic in an attempt to boost her immune system.

“To bring down the temperature, they said to take Paracetamol, which I do,” she also said. “That’s all. Nothing more to do. Of course, I still take vitamins for myself like that. And I eat garlic, just for the immune system.”

Kurylenko also appeared in the Tom Cruise vehicle “Oblivion,” “The Water Diviner,” “Momentum,” and numerous other films.

So far, France has confirmed thousands of cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus, and hundreds of deaths.

French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to address his nation on Monday. The chief of France’s health agency, Jerome Salomon, said that “the number of cases double every three days.”

“I want our citizens to realize that there are people who are sick, who are in intensive care and that (their number) runs into hundreds,” he said, according to France24 on Monday.

As of Sunday, France had 127 deaths and 5,397 confirmed cases.

“There is a real worry that the speed of the outbreak could saturate hospitals and this is something we absolutely want to avoid,” Salomon also said.