- Hollywood award-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
- The actor confirmed the news through his official social media account on Thursday morning
- The long-time couple was in Australia for separate projects when they contracted the coronavirus
- Hanks said that they experienced slight fever, colds, and body aches as COVID-19 symptoms
Hollywood award-winning actor Tom Hanks has just confirmed that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).
KAMI learned that Hanks revealed their current condition through a social media post on Thursday.
In an Instagram post, Hanks said that they were in Australia when they tested positive for coronavirus. He added that they had a slight fever, colds, and body aches as symptoms.
“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,” he wrote on Instagram.
“To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” he added.
The award-winning actor also explained the next steps they have to follow to recover.
“We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires,” he said.
He also assured the public that he will be giving updates regarding their health condition.
In a report by the Deadline, the couple is in Australia for separate projects. Hanks has been working on his upcoming Elvis Presley-inspired film, while Wilson came for a tour.
As reported by the E! News Online, a company member from the film production tested positive for coronavirus.
"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)," it said in a statement.
Tom Hanks is a popular and award-winning Hollywood actor. He has been known for his movies Forrest Gump, Sully, Cast Away, and Captain Phillips.
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