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Antonio Banderas. Photo: Getty Images

Zorro actor Antonio Banderas in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19

  • The 60-year-old actor says he’s confident he will have a quick recovery
  • He says he will use his time in quarantine to read, write, rest and make plans for the future
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, star of The Mask of Zorro and dozens of other films, announced on Monday, his 60th birthday, that he had tested positive for the coronavirus disease and was in quarantine.

“I’d like to add that I’m feeling relatively well, just a bit more tired than usual, and confident that I will recover as soon as possible,” he said in a birthday message on Twitter, adding that he had reached 60 “full of desire and aspirations”.

Banderas said he would use his time in quarantine to read, write, rest and make plans for the future.

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With a career spanning more than 100 movies, Banderas was nominated in the Best Actor category of the latest edition of the Academy Awards for the lead role in Pedro Almodóvar’s autobiographical movie Pain and Glory.

Other celebrities to have been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease include Tom Hanks and his wife, British author JK Rowling, Indian Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and her family, Hong Kong singer Warren Mok, as well as US singer-songwriter Pink and her son.