Tom Hanks, 63, has revealed he and his wife Rita have tested positive for coronavirus. The pair have been in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s currently untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros.
In a statement on Twitter, the Forrest Gump actor confirmed that he and his wife have contracted the virus and have gone into isolation.
They were admitted to the Gold Coast University Hospital for care, not far from Brisbane.
The statement reads: “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?”
The actor took to twitter today to updat the world:
“Hello folks. Rita Wilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us.
“We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else.
“There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness.
“We are taking it one day at a time.
“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.”
Speaking on the show earlier this week, Ronan said: “We have to be cautious, we have to be clever about it and it makes total sense. I’m feeling fine.”
A spokesperson for Magic Radio told HELLO! magazine: “After returning from a gig in Singapore ten days ago, Ronan has been doing the Magic Radio Breakfast Show remotely at home as an extra precaution.
“Our priority is the wellbeing of our staff and presenters, and with many sharing equipment within our studios the decision was made to take this extra measure.”
Rumours have been circulating that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has been diagnosed with the virus.
A representative for the actor responded to the allegations with a simple “not true.”
The UK now has 456 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there have been eight deaths so far.