Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Tested Positive For Coronavirus In Australia

12 March 2020 | 12:29 pm | Staff Writer

"Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?"

Tom Hanks has revealed he and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus while in Australia. 

While Wilson has performed some shows across the country, Hanks is gearing up to film Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic on the Gold Coast.

Hanks confirmed the news in a statement today.

“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," the statement reads.

"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.

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"Take care of yourselves!”

Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker, Presley's manager, in the film, while fellow US actor Austin Butler stars as the late music icon. 

Other names to appear in the biopic include Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rufus Sewell, UK singer Yola and Australia's own Olivia DeJonge.

The film is expected to hit cinemas next year.