Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has become the latest high-profile victim of the Covid-19, announcing on social media that he and his wife were feeling under the weather before they were tested positive for the virus in Australia.
Hanks, who has been on a trip to Australia working on pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic, shared the news with 6.7 million of his Instagram followers late on Wednesday.
The actor, famous for his roles in ‘Cast Away’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, and ‘Forrest Gump,’ which brought him his second Best Actor Academy award, wrote that he and his wife, fellow actress Rita Wilson, were feeling unwell before they decided to “play things right” and get tested for the coronavirus.
We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too.
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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!
The couple has been placed in quarantine, Hanks said, describing the situation as “one-day-at-a-time approach.”
The 63-year-old did not give any details on his or his spouse’s condition, promising to “keep the world posted and updated.”