The coronavirus epidemic continues to spread and create alarm worldwide. With so many cases reported around the world, it is only a matter of time till a high-profile public figure becomes a victim of this deadly virus. One of the latest high-profile case of COVID-19 reported is Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks.
The iconic Hollywood star took to social media to announce the dreadful news to his fans and followers. He stated on social media that he and his wife were feeling a bit under the weather during their stay in Australia. The couple was tested positive for the virus.
Tom and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, had been on a trip to Australia, working on the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic. On Wednesday, the actor shared the news with his 6.7 million followers on Instagram.
“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 actor is best known for his iconic roles in films such as Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan, and ‘Forrest Gump,’ which won him his second Best Actor Academy Award.
Tom wrote that he and his wife were feeling unwell for some time before they decided to “play things right” and get tested for the coronavirus. Since then the couple has been placed in quarantine, Hanks said, describing the situation as a “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”.
The threat of the coronavirus is getting more and more serious as days go by. We urge everyone to take extra precautions while in public. For now, stay safe and posted for more updates.