The coronavirus has hit too close to home for Diego Luna.
The “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” actor joined IndieWire for a livestreamed interview and revealed that both his son Jerónimo, 11, and daughter Fiona, 9, had contracted COVID-19. Both children have since recovered.
“I want to start by saying this, it’s why I look so happy in such weird times, my kids had the virus long ago and they just were allowed to come home,” Luna explained.
“They’re immune now, they’re in the next stage. Yesterday was the first night they slept here and life has changed dramatically for me,” he added.
And according to Luna, it was a difficult time for everyone, including ex-wife Camila Sodi, “I was like three weeks not being able to hug them or get close to them, and finally I am.”
Now, with everyone healthy, Luna touched on the upcoming third season of Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” which he’s in no rush to return to.
“Not for now, not for now, no, no, no,” he said. “At the beginning it was fun, but then it became really heavy for me… I need rest, those two years were really intense for me.”
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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