Coronavirus: Tom Hanks & Wife Rita Wilson Test Positive for COVID-19

Movies | Reuters | March 12, 2020, 9:50 am
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 Tom Hanks and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement on March 11, 2020. (Image: AP)
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Tom Hanks and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement on March 11, 2020. (Image: AP)

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 Hanks said the couple were in Australia and felt tired, with colds, body aches, and slight fevers. (Image: AP)
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Hanks said the couple were in Australia and felt tired, with colds, body aches, and slight fevers. (Image: AP)

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 “To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and were found to be positive,” Hanks said. (Image: Reuters)
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“To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and were found to be positive,” Hanks said. (Image: Reuters)

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 The 63-year-old actor said they will be “tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.” (Image: Reuters)
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The 63-year-old actor said they will be “tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.” (Image: Reuters)

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 “Not much more to it than a one-day-a-time approach, no?” added Hanks. (Image: Reuters)
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“Not much more to it than a one-day-a-time approach, no?” added Hanks. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hanks, who also posted his message on social media, signed off saying: “Take care of yourselves!” (Image: Reuters)
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Hanks, who also posted his message on social media, signed off saying: “Take care of yourselves!” (Image: Reuters)

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 For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. (Image: Reuters)
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For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. (Image: Reuters)

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 For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Image: Reuters)
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For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Image: Reuters)

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 The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (Image: Reuters)
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The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (Image: Reuters)

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 According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. (Image: Reuters)
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According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hanks and Wilson, 63, were married in 1988. (Image: Reuters)
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Hanks and Wilson, 63, were married in 1988. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. (Image: Reuters)
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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. (Image: Reuters)

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 Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks. (Image: Reuters)
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Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. (Image: Reuters)
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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. (Image: Reuters)

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 Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks. (Image: Reuters)
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Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. (Image: Reuters)
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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. (Image: Reuters)
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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. (Image: Reuters)

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