It seems like even Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson aren’t safe from COVID-19, which is now declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Hanks confirmed that they tested positive for COVID-19 on Twitter earlier today, Mar. 12.
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 12, 2020
The couple are in Australia as Hanks was set to film “Elvis” (not the official title). He said that they were showing symptoms like colds and fever. “To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” wrote Hanks in a statement.
They’re currently under quarantine and will continue to be observed and tested “as long as public health and safety requires.”
A lot of people were devastated to hear the news, even Eugene Lee Yang of the Try Guys tweeted about how he didn’t want anything bad to happen to the actor.
Literally the short list of people who I wish nothing bad would happen to EVER is:
1) my family
2) innocent children
3) Tom Hanks
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) March 12, 2020
Photo courtesy of Tom Hanks’ Instagram account
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