American actor and filmmaker, Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson who is also an actress have tested positive to the deadly coronavirus.
Tom broke the news about their status for the virus via a post he made on Instagram, saying they had both exhibited symptoms associated with the virus and contracted it shortly after arriving Australia.
He Instagram post reads:
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Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive. Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!
The 56 years old Tom was in Australia doing pre-production work for Warner Bros on a film about singer Elvis Presley. Hanks is set to play Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, in the film.
There are currently more than 120 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia according to a report by World Health Organization.