This morning, Tom Hanks took to Instagram to announce that him and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for Coronavirus. Also known as COVID-19, this epidemic, orginating from Wuhan, China, has been spreading worldwide and causing panic and global anxiety. Symptoms include a cold, a fever, body aches and coughing. Many who are being diagnosed have to be quarantened to ensure that those around them are also not getting infected.
Tom and Rita were in Australia for the pre-production of a new untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros, according to Cosmopolitan U.S. Tom was set to play Presley’s longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker in the film.
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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!
Tom expressed him and his wife's symptoms as "feeling a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches...slight fevers too." It's significant to note how the Hanks felt, in case of a worst case scenario for yourself.
However, Tom's post was seemingly calm as he said "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're wishing the iconic Hollywood stars a speedy recovery!