Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus while filming in Australia.
The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor who is currently on the Gold Coast in Queensland filming Baz Luhrmann’s untitled production about Elvis Presley, made the announcement via Instagram.
Tom Hanks revealed that they tested positive for coronavirus after feeling “a bit tired, like we had colds”.
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!
Warner Bros confirmed the actor was in Australia doing pre-production work on a film about singer Elvis Presley.
The entertainment company said in a statement;
“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.”
Hanks will be playing the role of Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker in the movie. Actor Austin Butler is playing the role of Presley.