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Actor Antonio Banderas tests positive for coronavirus on his 60th birthday


Actor Antonio Banderas has revealed that he has contracted coronavirus.

Banderas, who took to social media to confirm the news, revealed the information on the day he is celebrating his 60th birthday.

The actor, who has been hugely celebrated for his performances in films such as PhiladelphiaInterview with the Vampire, EvitaThe Mask of Zorro, Pain and Glory and more, is following advice from health advisors and has been self-isolating.

Thankfully, Banderas has confirmed that he is not seriously unwell as a result of contracting the virus and he remains relatively unscathed.

“I would like to add that I am relatively OK, just a little more tired than usual and confident that I will recover as soon as possible following the medical indications, which I hope will allow me to overcome the infection that is affecting people around the planet,” he said in a statement posted to social media.

Adding: “I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write and rest, and continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released 60 years, to which I arrive loaded with desire and illusion.

“Big hugs to everyone.”

See the full statement, below.