Actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have reportedly tested positive the coronavirus and are currently undergoing treatment in Australia. The pair announced their status with a post on Instagram late Wednesday afternoon. After they both felt tired and had 'body aches,' they sought treatment and were subsequently diagnosed with COVID19.
Hanks and Wilson stated that they'll be taking things 'one-day-at-a-time' and will observe the protocols set forth by Australian medical officials. They will also keep the world updated on their health. Read the full statement below:
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 "Forrest Gump" actor is down-under filming an untitled project based around singer Elvis Presley. He was cast alongside actors Rufus Sewell, Austin Butler, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Olivia DeJonge in the film. Warner Bros, producers of the project, released the following statement to Deadline:
We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).
We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world.
The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.
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