The american actor was away filming a biopic movie about Elivs when he relieved the information which he mention he and his wife were but affected with the COVID-19 virus while on set in Australia which cause production to shutdown.
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!
When news broke that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson contracted corona virus, it signaled a bit of a shift in the way some people thought about the pandemic. For people in countries that hadn’t yet been widely affected, it suddenly wasn’t just something happening somewhere else — it was happening to people we “know.” The actors have been kind to keep fans up to date about their quarantining efforts. And now, Tom Hanks’ sister has offered her own update about his health.
Earlier this week, Sandra Hanks Benoiton revealed that she’d been in touch with her brother, and she offered a realistic, but still optimistic, view on his recovery to DailyMail.com:
I have communicated with my brother. He’s not great, but still okay. [Am I] shocked? No. He’s an actor, not a god [but] medical care in Australia is good.
On March 11, Tom Hanks revealed that both he and his wife had tested positive for Corona virus while on location in Australia. In the following days, the actors shared updates with their fans on social media. They emphasized the importance of following social distancing protocols and gave thanks to the health care workers who’ve looked after them. They kept their spirits up by sharing funny photos and creating Quarantines playlists to help fans wile away the lonely hours.
Though he and Rita Wilson were among the first celebrities to reveal they’d caught COVID-19, a slew of others have since announced their own diagnoses. In the past couple of days alone, Idris Elba, Olga Kurylenko, Kristofer Hivju and Daniel Dae Kim have also used social media to share their corona virus stories and urge fans to be safe and stay home.
And while there’s been some backlash surrounding the tone deaf approach some celebrities have taken during the pandemic, these actors have proven it’s possible to use their platform to do good. They’ve not only explained how and where they contracted the virus, but Idris Elba and Daniel Dae Kim also stressed the fact that they were asymptomatic — which is an important reminder that you can be carrying the virus, even if you don’t feel sick.
Stay home and stay healthy and we hope this boils over soon, but here are some fun ways to enjoy your Quarantine Netflix and Chill: Showing in March, Box office updates, Movie Guide and remember to wash your hands.