Coronavirus: Bond girl Olga Kurylenko wasn’t admitted as hospitals only taking ‘patients struggling with life’

Coronavirus: Bond girl Olga Kurylenko wasn’t admitted as hospitals only taking ‘patients struggling with life’
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London-based James Bond’ actress, Olga Kurylenko, who recently revealed that she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, explained she was given a hospital bed for the treatment.

The 40-year-old who starred alongside Daniel Craig in 2008’s Bond series ‘Quantum of Solace’ has earlier said that she was in quarantine at home as she had been “ill for almost a week” with fever and fatigue. However, a day later, the actress said she was struggling with a 102-degree Fahrenheit fever but could not get admitted to a hospital for treatment because hospitals were "only taking patients that are struggling with life."

Kurylenko posted a story on her Instagram account, telling over 600,000 Instagram followers about the crisis. She mentioned that she had been diagnosed in the hospital after being taken in by ambulance with a fever of over 102-degree Fahrenheit. However, the hospital did not admit her as they were only taking critical patients.

“Why I'm not in hospital? Because hospitals are full and they are only taking patients that are struggling with life, if I understand correctly. I was told that if I get worse to call an ambulance,” Kurylenko posted on Instagram last night.

In her post, the ‘Hitman’ actress also stated that the hospital “took a swab from my throat”. However, she did not reveal the name of the hospital where she was diagnosed.

Kurylenko also shared with her followers that it was “impossible to know” where she contracted the virus, but doubted it may have been from a taxi door handle. “It could be anywhere. I could have touched a taxi handle and gotten it from there. It's on surfaces,” she said.

The French-Ukrainian actress told her fans through her social media account that her temperature was stable 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38C) “for a week”, sometimes higher, but is now coming down. “Regarding coronavirus medicine, everywhere is at the same level. They didn't prescribe me anything other than paracetamol to bring down the temperature. That's all,” she concluded.

Later, Kurylenko also shared a ‘Thank you’ picture on her Instagram feed. In the post, she wrote: “Thank you to everyone who has sent me well wishes. I'm overwhelmed with everyone's kindness.”

Kurylenko is the latest celebrity from Hollywood to have contracted COVID-19. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were earlier tested positive for the disease, making them the first celebrity couple to be affected by the deadly virus.

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