Tom Hanks tests positive for coronavirus
Tom Hanks (proper) and his spouse Rita Wilson Photograph: IC
Hollywood megastar Tom Hanks and his spouse Rita Wilson have examined constructive for the brand new coronavirus whereas in Australia for a movie mission, the Oscar-winning US actor revealed Thursday.
Hanks and Wilson, each 63, are in isolation on the Gold Coast College Hospital after being confirmed with the illness, Queensland state well being officers mentioned.
Hanks is the primary main Hollywood star to publicly state that he has the virus, which has sickened greater than 125,000 folks worldwide and killed greater than 4,600.
In a message to followers, Hanks mentioned the couple had felt barely sick and wished to get examined to “play issues proper.”
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“Whats up of us, Rita and I are down right here in Australia. We felt a bit drained, like we had colds, and a few physique aches,” Hanks posted on Instagram.
“To play issues proper, as is required on the earth proper now, we had been examined for the coronavirus, and had been discovered to be constructive,” he mentioned.
“We Hanks can be examined, noticed, and remoted for so long as public well being and security requires,” the Saving Non-public Ryan star mentioned.
“We’ll maintain the world posted and up to date,” he added, together with a photograph of a surgical glove positioned inside a biohazard trash bag.
In a video message the Hanks’ son, Chet, mentioned, “I simply obtained off the cellphone with them, they each are tremendous, they don’t seem to be even that sick.”
“They are not frightened about it, they don’t seem to be tripping however they are going via the required well being precautions clearly,” he mentioned.
“I do not assume it is something to be too frightened about however I recognize everybody’s considerations and properly needs, however I believe it will be all proper.”
Hanks was on the Gold Coast for pre-production of an Elvis Presley biopic by Australian director Baz Luhrmann by which the actor portrays the legendary singer’s longtime supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker.
It’s believed that the couple had been staying at a close-by luxurious resort.
Work on the movie has been halted following the prognosis.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate mentioned Hanks was “examined early this morning, very early, and as soon as everybody was within the information was delivered by Baz after which everybody went dwelling.”
It isn’t recognized the place the couple contracted the illness – there have thus far been greater than 140 coronavirus instances confirmed in Australia and three folks have died.
Wilson – a singer-songwriter – gave performances at a Brisbane resort on March 5 and the Sydney Opera Home on Saturday.
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