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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Return Home Two Weeks after Coronavirus Diagnosis

Rodolfo Vieira
Mar 28, 2020
01:52 P.M.
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Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have been having quite a rough couple of weeks but they have finally returned home after being diagnosed with the new coronavirus.


The two stars were recently spotted driving around in Los Angeles, California, after spending two weeks in Australia recuperating from the disease.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the unveiling of the Fully Restored Saban Building at Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images



Right before contracting the virus, the 63-year-old was busy filming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic, which still doesn't have an official title or release date.

It has been reported that a representative from the film believes the Oscar-winning actor was the only member of the cast to have tested positive for COVID-19.



According to Hanks, he and Wilson started feeling "a bit tired" and experience bad colds as well as body aches. The actor explained that his wife also felt chills and slight fevers that came and went.

Idris Elba has also tested positive for COVID-19

The couple made the responsible decision to get tested and were found to be positive. However, the famous duo never stopped updating their fans on their situation through social media.


Hanks informed everyone that he and Wilson had been placed in isolation in order to keep the virus from spreading and urged people to do the same and follow the experts' advice:

"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?"



Idris Elba, the famous "Hobbs & Shaw" and "Avengers: Infinity War" star has also tested positive for COVID-19 and has been keeping himself away from the public eye.

According to Elba, he felt the need to get tested after meeting Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who also tested positive for the disease.

Following the news, Candyman Strings & Things, a record store in New Mexico that had been visited by Elba, closed its doors and its staff was asked to go into self-quarantine for 14 days.

Rand Cook, the owner, explained that the decision was made with the safety and health of their employees, teachers, customers and the community in mind. 


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