Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for Coronavirus. The actor confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Hanks confirmed on Twitter that they are in Australia and added, ” We felt a bit tired like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had chills that came and went. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and we were found to be positive.”

Hanks is working on an untitled film about Elvis Presley directed by Baz Luhrmann for Warner Bros in Australia, as per the Time. He will play Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker in the upcoming film.  Warner Bros. has stopped the pre-production of the film. Hanks said, “The medical officials have protocols that must be followed.” Hanks also said, ” We hanks will be tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requirements.” 

Some takeaways:

  • The couple is in isolation at Gold Coast University Hospital in the Australian state of Queensland.
  • Tom’s son, Chet Hanks said “They’re both fine. They’re not even that sick.” He further said “They’re not worried about it. They’re not trippin’.”
  • The outbreak has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

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He said further “Not much more to it than one day at a time approach, no? We will keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourself!” The couple is in isolation at Gold Coast University Hospital in the Australian state of Queensland. Rita Wilson was also diagnosed with Breast cancer in 2015. She underwent a double mastectomy.

Tom’s son, Chet Hanks said “They’re both fine. They’re not even that sick.” He further said “They’re not worried about it. They’re not trippin’.” Richard Marx said, “Just spoke to my sister from another mister Rita Wilson who sounds pretty good but let’s all send love and prayers and all good vibes to her and Tom Hanks.” Mia Farrow also tweeted “Wishing two of the kindest, coolest, most talented people in the world ⁦⁦@tomhanks⁩ & @RitaWilson a swift recovery.”

About Coronavirus

Initially found in Wuhan, China, Coronavirus has spread across the world.  Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The virus is a new strain that was not identified earlier among humans. According to WHO, the symptoms of Covid 19 include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. The infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure. And in some severe cases, the infection can also cause death. The outbreak has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has infected more than 1,00,000 people globally. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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