Tom Hanksand his wife,Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.
The couple was reportedly in Australia for pre-production of an ntitled Elvis Presley film in which Hanks plays Colonel Tom Park, the longtime manager for Presley.
According to a statement from Hanks posted to his Instagram that he and his wife felt a "bit tired" and that they would be isolated for "as long as public health and safety requires."
“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!” – Tom Hanks
Here's the Instagram Post