As the novel Coronavirus continues to sweep the world, infecting everyone who comes in its way. ”Apollo 13” star Tom Hanks takes the petrifying news of him and his wife fallen victim to the virus itself on social media platforms, this Wednesday.
The 63-year-old actor is well known in the Hollywood cinematic world, for delivering hit movies like ”Big”, ”Splash”, ”Apollo 13”, ”Forrest Gump”, ”A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and the ”Toy Story” franchise.
Tom Hanks breaking the news on Instagram!
According to his latest Instagram post, Tom and his wife Rita were on their visit to Australia. During the premises of their visit, the couple began to encounter symptoms of fatigue, chills and slight fever. Developing suspicion that they might have got infected with the virus, the couple had themselves tested.
Nevertheless, the tests came out positive. Writing to his fans, Hanks said: “Rita 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. However, 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 added: “Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. Clearly, we Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requirements. Besides, not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”
Additionally, Hanks promises that he would be updating the world about the couple’s condition and yet-to-come treatments.
Here is his Instagram post!
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Hello, folks. Rita 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!
The media reports inform that Hanks was working in Australia with Warner Bros. on a film about the legendary singer Elvis Presley. Regarding Hank’s health, Warner Bros. said in their statement: “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. Moreover, the health and safety of our company members are always our top priority. Indeed, we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world.”
Update on the global situation regarding Coronavirus!
As per details, Italy is the current biggest victim of novel Coronavirus, with its government locking down the entire country. Furthermore, the state has restricted all kinds of social gatherings, sports events including football matches.
Reports inform that the virus has killed over 463 people, with over 9,000 cases being confirmed. Above all, over 60 million people will be under quarantine until 3rd April 2020 by strict measures.
Dr. Daniele Macchini, working in Italy’s Humanitas Gavazzeni hospital in Bergamo, said: “Without a doubt, the war has exploded and the battles are uninterrupted day and night”.
Also, The Prime Minister of Italy urged locals to stay put. He said: “The future depends on us. At this time, everyone must do their part”.
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