Tom Hanks: “We were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive”
Updated: Tom Hanks & wife Rita Wilson hospitalised on the Gold Coast.
Tom Hanks has told his followers on Instagram he and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus.
Hanks is reportedly in a hospital on the Gold Coast where he has been filming Baz Lurhmann’s new Elvis movie.
“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,” he wrote.
“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!
A Warner Bros. statement says “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).
“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.
“The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.”
Rita Wilson also visited Nine’s Sydney studios on Monday to appear on Today Extra.
Queensland’s Premier @AnnastaciaMP is speaking in Sydney, following news Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are in isolation at a Gold Coast hospital after testing positive to coronavirus. https://t.co/AtVbByZsjf #7NEWS https://t.co/ydn0SPDyi3
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