Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announce they have tested positive for coronavirus

Adam Silverstein
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From Prima

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have announced that they have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The couple, both 63, revealed the news through Hanks's social media on Thursday (12 March).

"Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia," reads the post.

"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!"

According to Deadline, the couple are in Australia for production on Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis Presley movie, in which Hanks plays Presley's manager Colonel Tom Parker.

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A Warner Bros spokesperson added: "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."

Earlier, Riverdale was forced to suspend production after a team member recently came into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

For more information on the coronavirus, including symptoms and advice on how to minimise the risk of contracting the virus, visit the UK government's website.

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