As TheBlaze reported Thursday, actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, announced they tested positive for COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, while recording a film in Australia about the late singer Elvis Presley.
In an Instagram post shared Wednesday evening, Hanks explained how the couple was feeling and that they were being quarantined: "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."
'Remember ... there is no crying in baseball'
The beloved actor took to social media again on Thursday night to provide the world with an update on how he and his wife are doing. In an upbeat message, Hanks indicated the two are in isolation and being taken care of well by local medical professionals.
Hello folks. Rita Wilson 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
Warner Bros. studios says it is working closely with Australian officials
In a statement, film studio Warner Bros. said it is keeping a close eye on Hanks and working with local health authorities.
We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).
We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world.
The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.
According to official estimates, Australia has 199 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus.