Mar 12, 2020
By Jane Brown
Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
In a statement, Hanks says the couple was in Australia and “felt tired, with colds, body aches and slight fevers.”
The 63 year old Oscar-winner went on to say, “To play things right, we were tested for the coronavirus and were found to be positive.”
He says they will be “tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.”
The statement accompanied a photo of a rubber glove in a trash can lined with a hazardous materials garbage bag.
“We’ll keep the world posted and updated,” he said. “Take care of yourselves!”
The virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China, in December, has since traveled the world over, infecting more than 120,000 people. More than 4600 people have died due to the virus, according to a live tally by Johns Hopkins University.
News of the pair’s infections follows the announcement that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus, resulting in the NBA suspending the 2019-2020 season.