Award-winning American actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) amid the ongoing global outbreak of the disease. Hanks posted a statement on his Instagram account, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
Hanks and Wilson were in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s currently untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. Hanks is set to play Presley’s longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker.
In his Instagram post Hanks wrote.
“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”, Hanks said.