We have just received word that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were tested positive for the coronavirus. Both were down in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. In the film, two-time Oscar winner Hanks plays Presley’s longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker.
In a separate statement from Warners, they became that someone in the production was diagnosed with coronavirus and working with Australian health agencies to make sure that the production is safe. It was just a matter of time before someone famous would test positive, but who better than the beloved Tom Hanks to demystify this affliction.
🇺🇸 #COVID19 — Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus after feeling “slight fevers, bit tired, and some body aches”. They are currently staying in Australia and will be hospitalized as per protocol.
— COVID19 Updates (@COVIDPandemic) March 12, 2020
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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! Hanx!