Tom Hanks Update to Fans: Follow Advice of Coronavirus Experts
The actor gave an update on his and wife Rita Wilson's condition after announcing they both tested positive for coronavirus.
Tom Hanks gave an update on his and wife Rita Wilson's condition Thursday night, after announcing they both tested positive for coronavirus the day before.
The beloved actor posted a selfie of the pair on his social media accounts, saying that they're currently in isolation and in good care.
"We are taking it one-day-at-a-time," Hanks wrote. "There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball."
Hanks and Wilson are currently being treated in Australia, where the actor was working on a film about Elvis Presley, Warner Bros. confirmed to CNN.
"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too," Hanks wrote on Instagram Wednesday night. "To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."
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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! Hanx!
The news comes on the same day the World Health Organization declared coronavirus to be a pandemic.
As of Friday morning, COVID-19 has infected more than 137,000 people worldwide, killing at least 5,000. Of those infected, more than 69,000 have so far recovered. In China, where the virus originated, the spread has started to slow down. Other countries like Italy and Iran have seen a spike in cases, causing Italy to instill a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the virus.