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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus - Australia

Wednesday, March 11, 2020


On Wednesday (March 11) Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson announced in a statement that they have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) while in Australia for Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie.


Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have announced that they have both tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus on March 11, 2020 - photo Getty North America

Read the Twitter statement below:


“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!”

The film is in pre-production stages with Hanks playing Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It is unknown if other crew members from the production have tested positive with coronavirus.


The news arrives on the heels of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic and President Trump announcing a 30-day suspension on travel from Europe to the United States because of coronavirus.