Olga Kurylenko confirms she has coronavirus

Bond girl Olga Kurylenko has coronavirus: Actress who starred alongside Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace reveals she is in quarantine at home

  • Actress Olga Kurylenko revealed her positive test for the new coronavirus in an Instagram post last night
  • The 40-year-old said she had been ‘ill for almost a week’ with fever and fatigue and was now locked in at home
  • The Soviet-born French national played Bolivian secret agent Camille Montes in 2008’s Quantum of Solace
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko has tested positive for coronavirus, she revealed last night. 

The 40-year-old, who played Camille Montes in 2008’s Quantum of Solace, said she was diagnosed after feeling ‘ill for almost a week’ with fever and fatigue. 

She is now facing days in isolation and posted a picture of her locked window on Instagram last night as she revealed she was ‘locked up at home’.  

The Soviet-born actress added: ‘Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!’ 

Bond girl Olga Kurylenko – who starred opposite Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace (pictured) – has tested positive for coronavirus 

The actress (pictured in a photo she shared with her social media followers) said she was taking paracetamol and eating garlic 

The 40-year-old, who played Camille Montes in 2008’s Quantum of Solace, said she was diagnosed after feeling ‘ill for almost a week’ with fever and fatigue. She also posted a picture of her balcony as seen through a locked window 

Olga starred opposite Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace as Bolivian secret agent Camille Montes, a role for which she did dialect training.  

The Death Of Stalin actress, who was born in Soviet-era Ukraine but is now a French citizen, wrote her Instagram caption in both English and the Cyrillic alphabet.

Russian reports say she has lived in London for around a decade, but she did not say where she is undergoing quarantine. 

She said: ‘To bring down the temperature, they said to take Paracetamol, which I do. 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.

‘I drink water. Squeeze lemons in water. That’s all.’   

Olga Kurylenko (right) revealed on her Instagram page on Sunday night that she has been diagnosed with coronavirus. The 2008 poster for Quantum of Solace is pictured left 

Kurylenko driving Daniel Craig in her role as Camille Montes in the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace 

The mother-of-one (pictured) originally rose to fame as a model after being discovered in Moscow at the age 13

Kurylenko’s diagnosis comes days after Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson became the first major Hollywood celebrities to contract the virus.

The couple were taken to hospital in Australia where Hanks had been filming an Elvis Presley movie directed by Baz Luhrmann. 

Anyone who had come into contact with the couple during their stay in Australia was ordered into quarantine.   

Kurylenko has recently finished shooting her upcoming movie The Bay Of Silence, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

It is not yet clear if anyone else will need to be quarantined as a result of her positive test. 

The mother-of-one originally rose to fame as a model after being discovered in Moscow at the age 13. 

Since her turn as a Bond girl, she has appeared in films including Oblivion, The Water Diviner and The Room. She also appeared in 2018’s Johnny English Strikes Again, part of the series which parodies the Bond films.  

Kurylenko (pictured in another social media post) is now facing days in isolation and revealed she was ‘locked up at home’ 

Bond girl Olga Kurylenko (pictured left, and right during Paris Fashion Week in 2018) confirmed she had tested positive for the new coronavirus 

Kurylenko has a number of releases in the offing, including a French Netflix movie called Sentinelle that is in post-production and due out this August.

She is also slated to appear in a Chinese action thriller called The Hunting, originally called Fox Hunt.

The Hunting, which revolves around the Chinese government’s attempt to capture white collar criminals who skip the country, was filmed in Europe last year. 

Meanwhile the upcoming installment in the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die, has had its release date bumped from April to November because of coronavirus.

Billie Eilish’s title song has already been released and the star Daniel Craig has already covered magazines to promote the movie.  

Everything you need to know about coronavirus

By Natalie Rahhal, Acting US Health Editor for DailyMail.com  


About 14 percent of people who contract the Covid-19 coronavirus are taken to hospital – with severe symptoms including breathing problems and pneumonia. About 5 per cent need intensive care.

But the majority who get the virus suffer nothing more than a cough and may never know they are infected.

So far, some 51,000 people around the world have already recovered from coronavirus – and that just includes the numbers who received a diagnosis. 


Officially, the death rate so far has been just over three percent. But experts believe the true mortality rate is probably between one and two percent. This is because most mild cases have not been picked up by doctors or reflected in the official numbers – so the death rate is inflated. 


Seasonal flu kills roughly 0.1 percent of people. So Covid-19 is between 10 and 20 times more fatal.

But it is far less dangerous than SARS – the virus that ripped across China in 2003 – which killed 10 percent of patients.


Yes, but not dramatically. The best estimates suggest every person with Covid-19 passes it on to 2.6 people, on average. For flu that number is 1.5. 


Initially scientists feared carriers who had no symptoms could pass it on. That is now in doubt.

What is likely, however, is those who have mild symptoms are putting it down to a cold and going about their normal lives – which puts others at risk.


Again, unclear. Initially scientists said this could take up to two weeks.

But recent evidence suggests the incubation period could be as long as a month – particularly among children.

The average, however, is much shorter. A Chinese study said the average period of symptom onset was 5.4 days for adults and 6.5 for children. 


The virus can affect anyone – with a study of the first 41 infected people revealing two thirds did not suffer from any pre-existing condition. But the middle-aged are most likely to get it – 78 percent of those infected in China have been aged 30 to 69.


Only 3 percent of people infected so far have been over 80 – but if they get it they are more vulnerable. Analysis of 72,000 cases in China suggests for over-80s the death rate is 15 percent. For those in their 70s the death rate is 8 percent and for those in their 60s, 4 percent.


Those with other conditions – such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney problems – are likely to suffer severe complications if they become infected.


Children seem to be low-risk. Less than 1 percent of the Chinese cases have been under the age of ten – and if children do get the virus it’s often a mild form.

They do, however, retain the virus for longer than adults.

A study last week found the virus was still present in the stools of some children for a month after they contracted it.


Men are marginally more likely to get the virus than women. It is not clear why this is.


Anyone who has symptoms –particularly if they have travelled to an at-risk area – are told to call ahead to their health care provider, local emergency department or clinics.

This way, health care providers can be prepared, wearing masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment when they meet the possible patient and escort them to isolated areas of the facility.

They are tested using a cheek swab which is sent off for analysis at one of 12 Public Health England labs, a process that takes between 24 and 48 hours. Any positive test is double-checked at the main PHE lab in Colindale.


There is little doctors can do to tackle the virus, but they can treat the symptoms – such as fever and respiratory problems. Antivirals and antibiotics are also used, mainly to keep secondary problems at bay.

In the most serious cases patients are put on life-support equipment.

There are several clinical trials for potential coronavirus treatments ongoing worldwide, including one in Nebraska, where at least 13 patients are in quarantine, including two in biocontainment units. 


Even though the Wuhan virus appeared only a few weeks ago, 20 teams around the world are already manufacturing vaccines.

Chinese authorities provided the DNA code for the virus early on in the outbreak, enabling scientists to get to work straight away.

At least 30 companies and research institutions in the US are racing to make a vaccine.

Last week, one of these companies, Moderna, shipped its candidate vaccine to the US, signalling the shot was ready to begin clinical trials.

Even so, US health authorities say it will likely be upwards of a year before a vaccine is actually ready.

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