Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Return Home Two Weeks after Coronavirus Diagnosis
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.
INFECTED WHILE ON THE JOB
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.
TOM HANKS IS OKAY https://t.co/a9sBirL9cE— Sara B. (@sara_bee) March 28, 2020
HOW DID IT START
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.
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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
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?"
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Hello, folks. @ritawilson and I are down here in Australia. 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. 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! Hanx!
IDRIS ELBA FORCES STORE TO CLOSE DOWN
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.
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
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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