Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson attend the National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Just breaking across the wires that actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson have tested positive for the Wuhan virus.
Here’s his statement from his account.
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 12, 2020
They’re the first celebrities who have announced they are positive. They were down in Australia for work on an Elvis Presley movie in which Hanks is playing Col. Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager.
Hanks and his wife are both 63. The virus tends to hit the elderly more and they have more problems with it. Very few children are affected.
Hanks said they had been feeling tired and achy, that Rita had chills and fever so they got tested and both were 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!”
We wish you well!
The President also just announced a 30-day suspension on travel from Europe to the U.S. to stop the spread of the virus.