Jason Momoa tests positive for Covid-19 after the Dune premiere

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Ason Momoa has tested positive for Covid-19 and suggested he may have contracted the virus at the premiere of his film Dune in London.

The Hollywood star, 42, broke the news on Instagram – and confirmed that he is isolating himself in the UK with his friend, the professional skateboarder Erik Ellington.

“I was hit by Covid right after the premiere,” said the actor, who has been recording Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in the UK since June.

He added: “There are a lot of people I met in England. Got a lot of aloha from people and who knows.

“Thank you for all your worries and love.”

The actor joked that he and roommate Ellington “had a ball” before showing a clip of Ellington’s ride through the house on a skateboard.

Momoa is believed to have tested positive last week while filming the sequel to the comic book Aquaman at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire.

Jason Momoa, Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet attend a cocktail reception after the screening for “Dune”

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A source told Sun: “Luckily Jason is fine and isolating himself now after getting a positive test.

“But it’s a real headache for the film’s executives, who are now worried about having to postpone their tight filming schedule.

“Of course, the safety of everyone working on the film is paramount, and everyone is tested regularly.

“They hope this is a stand-alone event and that they can work around Jason and continue filming on the production.

“Everyone wishes him a speedy recovery and they look forward to having him back on the set.”

Momoa stars in the sci-fi epic Dune, which is currently number two on the UK box office charts behind the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die.

Dune – starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya Coleman – has already become director Denis Villeneuve’s second highest grossing film in the UK since its October 21 release.

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