Actor Tom Hanks & Wife Rita Wilson Tested Positive for COVID-19

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia, wrote the actor on his Twitter.

Both actors aged 63 took the tests in Australia where the actor is currently working on a movie after the couple felt tired and experienced ache and slight fever.

In his tweet, the actor said ‘to play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and were found to be positive’.

The iconic actor said that they will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as necessary.

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They’re the first US celebrities to have contracted the virus.

COVID-19 has infected more than thousand people in the US. The actor also wrote that they’ll keep the world posted and updated.

Hanks has been in Australia due to shooting an upcoming movie about Elvis Presley. He is set to play the manager of Presley, Colonel Tom Parker. The movie is a Warner Bros Production.

The production wrote in a statement that they’ve been made aware that a member of their Elvis feature film in pre-production in Australia has been found positive for the virus.

They added that they’re working in collaboration with the Australian health agencies to identify and track down anyone who may have been in a direct contact with the member.

The studio didn’t mention Hanks and emphasized that the health and safety of their company members is their main priority and that they’re taking the necessary measures to keep everyone working for them safe worldwide.

The actor is currently residing on the Gold Cost in the east of Australia, where Hollywood has one of the main studios and where the filming was supposed to take place.

The mayor of Gold Coast stated that the filming has been shut down and he understands the 14-day-quarantine and testing and that their heart is with Tom and his wife.

Their son Chet spoke out on Instagram and said that he talked with his parents on his phone and said they’re both fine and there’s no major reason for concern.

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The coronavirus infected more than 121,000 individuals in 118 countries whereas more than 4,300 people worldwide have died because of it.

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