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Los Angeles: Actor Charlie Hunnam says he had contracted Covid “earlier this year”. The 40- year-old actor said he had the infection when loss of taste hadn’t “really come to light as a symptom of mild COVID”. “I just lost my sense of taste and smell for about 10 days and had a little bit of fatigue. I literally just couldn’t taste anything,” Hunnam said in an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”.

The “Sons of Anarchy” star felt that something “wasn’t quite right” when he came down the stairs to make espresso one morning. “I was grinding up the coffee and realised I couldn’t smell at all,” he stated, adding that his sweetheart, actor Morgana McNeils, couldn’t taste the espresso either.

During the scene, Hunnam disclosed to Kimmel he was feeling sick yet was uncertain what he was debilitated with. “This feels very, very different. This feels much more like flu. I’m not sure what I have. I have a little bit of a persistent fever, a dry cough, a little bit of fatigue, so it could be COVID,” he said.

The actor said he tried negative for the infection subsequent to accepting a quick test prior this week. “So I could be unfairly jumping to conclusions. But it feels consistent.” Hunnam, who will next be found in the dramatization “Jungleland”, said he would be astonished in the event that he tests positive again as he hasn’t left his home in “six months other than to take (his) new cat to the vet”. “Whether I just have a cold or flu or something, the only time I’ve ever been in any sort of contact with the outside world was taking her to the vet. And it turns out what she has is feline coronavirus,” he added.