Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko says she was refused a hospital bed for coronavirus treatment because the wards are ‘full’ of patients ‘struggling with life’.
The Quantum of Solace star said last night she was struggling with a 102F fever, a day after she revealed she had tested positive for the virus.
But the London-based actress said hospitals are ‘only taking patients that are struggling with life’, saying she was told to call an ambulance if it got worse.
The 40-year-old said she did not know where she had contracted the virus, suggesting she could have picked it up from a taxi door handle.
Former Bond girl Olya Kurylenko, pictured, has been suffering from a 102F fever after being infected with coronavirus – but says her symptoms are not serious enough to warrant hospital treatment
Bond girl Olga Kurylenko – who starred opposite Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace (pictured) – says she was turned away from a hospital after testing positive for coronavirus because the wards were too full
The UK government is telling people with suspected virus symptoms to self-isolate at home, which Kurylenko is now doing.
A day after revealing her condition, the actress posted on Instagram last night: ‘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.’
The Soviet-born actress told her 600,000 Instagram followers that she had been diagnosed in hospital after being taken in by ambulance with a fever of over 102F.
‘They took a swab from my throat,’ she said.
She said it was ‘impossible to know’ where she contracted coronavirus, but fears it may have been from a taxi door handle.
‘It could be anywhere,’ she said.
‘I could have touched a taxi handle and gotten it from there. It’s on surfaces.’
She said her temperature was a stable 100.4F (38C) ‘for a week’, sometimes higher, but is now coming down.
‘Regarding coronavirus medicine, everywhere is at the same level,’ she said. They didn’t prescribe me anything other than paracetamol to bring down the temperature. That’s all.’
Olga Kurylenko provided an update to her 600,000 Instagram followers last night and thanked them for their support
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
Daniel Craig as James Bond and Olga Kurylenko as Camille Montes in 2008’s Quantum of Solace. The actress says she does not know where she contracted the virus, suggesting it could have been a taxi door handle
A day after revealing her condition she said: ‘Thank you to everyone who has sent me well wishes. I’m overwhelmed with everyone’s kindness.’
The 40-year-old French national, 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 on Sunday night as she revealed she was ‘locked up at home’.
She has lived in London for around six years. Her son aged four, from her former partner Max Benitz, and her mother also live in the city.
The star did not say which hospital she was diagnosed at.
The National Health Service is advising people to self-isolate for seven days if they have either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough.
Patients are told they do not need to contact health professionals unless they cannot cope with their symptoms, they get worse or their condition does not improve after a week.
Kurylenko (pictured in a social media post) is now facing days in isolation and revealed she was ‘locked up at home’
Kurylenko driving Daniel Craig in her role as Camille Montes in the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace
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.
She starred opposite Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace as Bolivian secret agent Camille Montes, a role for which she did dialect training.
The mother-of-one (pictured) originally rose to fame as a model after being discovered in Moscow at the age 13
Bond girl Olga Kurylenko (pictured left, and right during Paris Fashion Week in 2018) confirmed she had tested positive for the new coronavirus
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 (left)
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 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.