Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with the coronavirus while filming in Australia. The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is currently in Queensland filming Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley's production.
Tom and his wife Rita, while filming one day, felt tired and as if they were fighting off a cold. That's when they decided to get checked out. Unfortunately, they tested positive and are currently being treated.
“We felt a bit tired like we had colds and some body aches,” he wrote on his official Instagram page.
“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.
Here are Tom and Rita's full Instagram announcement " 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. We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!
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?
There isn't much Tom and Rita could do, for the moment Tom and Rita are being isolated and kept away from others while drinking lots of water in hopes to flush out the virus. They are suffering from body aches, headaches, fever, cold sweats, shortness of breath.
We hope Tom and Rita have an excellent immune system to be able to battle this awful virus. For now, Tom and Rita are being hopeful, positive and determined to beat this sickness.
Production on the Luhrmann film had been set to begin filming on Monday. In a statement, the US production company behind the film, Warner Bros, said it was “taking precautions” to protect its employees. “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 company said in a statement provided to the New York Times.