NUSADAILY.COM-JAKARTA – Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, tested positive for the coronavirus while in Australia to begin production of a film, the New York Times was quoted Thursday.
Tom Hanks announced it on Wednesday 11 March 2020 that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, learned that they had contracted the coronavirus.
The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is in Australia, where he will make a film about Elvis Presley’s life.
“Hello, friends. Rita and I are in Australia, “Hanks said in a statement. “We feel a little tired, like a cold, and feel some pain in the body. Rita’s body shivered to come and go. Mild fever too. To do the right thing, as needed in the world today, we were tested for the coronavirus, and it turned out positive. “
He added that he and Wilson “will be tested, observed and isolated as long as public health and safety is needed.”
“We will continue to inform the world about this,” he said.
In the film Elvis Presley, Hanks plays the role of Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s eccentric manager who made the famous singer a star in the 1950s. Production of the film, which is being directed by Baz Luhrmann, will begin filming on Monday.
“The health and safety of our company members have always been our top priority, and we take precautions to protect everyone who works in our productions throughout the world,” Warner Bros, the studio behind the film, said in a statement.
Australia has more than 120 cases that confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday. (yos)