Tom Hanks-Coronavirus Health Update: Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor took to Instagram on Friday morning to assure his fans that he is positive about his health and is being treated under medical supervision. The Oscar-winning actor posted a picture of himself posing with Rita and wrote a long note alongside. Tom said he and Rita are in isolation and hoping for recovery. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: How Swiggy-Zomato Ensure Safety of Employees And Customers
The actor’s post read, “Hello folks. @ritawilson 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. Hanx” (sic) Also Read - Coronavirus Scare: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Promotes 'Namaste' to Fight COVID-19 in Her Latest Instagram Post
The Forrest Gump actor and his wife were the first celebrities to have gone public with their diagnosis. In an official statement released on Thursday morning, the couple said they felt mild fever and initial symptoms of the illness and decided to get themselves checked and found out that they were infected with COVID-19. Hanks and Rita were in Australia for the production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley biopic in which the actor is playing the role of Presley’s iconic manager Colonel Tom Parker.
In India, 74 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health with one death recorded on Thursday night in Karnataka. WHO, on Wednesday, declared COVID-19 a pandemic.