Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

KYW Staff
March 11, 2020 - 9:32 pm
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The novel coronavirus has hit Hollywood. Tom Hanks tweeted Wednesday night that he and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for COVID-19 while in Australia. 

“We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” he said in a tweet. “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.”

Hanks said they will be isolated for as long as public health officials require.

Hanks’ tweet came minutes after President Donald Trump announced that travel from Europe to the U.S. will be suspended for 30 days.


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