LOS ANGELES: Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks announced that he and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the novel COVID-19. The couple was in Australia for shooting and experienced some symptoms.
After experiencing cold in Queensland, they both went to seek medical care and were tested for the deadly virus that came out to be positive.
In an Instagram announcement, Hanks posted a picture of a glove and bag and wrote, "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!
The couple was on Gold Coast where the superstar was working on a film based on the life of Elvis Presley. Guardian newspaper reported that the cast and crew of the film received a mail early on Thursday morning that had the instructions to stay away from the set after a production member was tested positive for the disease.
In a statement, Warner Bros, the production company behind the film, said that they were taking precautions to protect all its employees.
Warner Bros added that it spans "over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America".