Tom Hanks is a 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor and his wife, Rita Wilson who are known Hollywood actors, traveled with his wife to the Gold Coast in Queensland filming Baz Luhrmann’s untitled production about Elvis Presley has tested positive to the deadly coronavirus in Australia.
Tom Hanks posted on Instagram posted that while he and his wife traveled to Australia, they exhibited flu-like symptoms like chills, tiredness, fevers and body aches.
His post read: “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 news was confirmed to CNN by Hanks representative with no additional statements.
The actors pre-production work on a film about the singer Elvis Presley as confirmed by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. issued a statement saying: “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.”
In the upcoming movie, the actor is to play Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Austin Butleer an actor will be playing Presley while Baz Luhrmann would be doing the directing.
World Health Organisation has noted that there are more than 120 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Australia. Scott Morrison’s (Prime Minister) government announced that there is an $11.4 billion economic plan to back the country’s economy “as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus”.