Tom Hanks Gives Major Update Two Weeks After Coronavirus Diagnosis
By Paris Close
March 23, 2020
Good news for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.
On Sunday (March 22), the world let out a collective sigh of relief as the Forrest Gump star shared some hopeful news concerning the couple’s health, two weeks after contracting COVID-19 in Australia.
"Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better," Hanks shared in a tweet. "Sheltering in place works like this: You don't give it to anyone - You don't get it from anyone. Common sense, no? Going to take awhile, but if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts... this, too, shall pass. We can figure it out. Hanx."
As fans know, Hanks and Wilson were diagnosed with the virus while the actor was filming his part in the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic.
The stars were among the first A-listers to announce their coronavirus diagnoses on March 11. "Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia," the 63-year-old revealed at the time. "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."
While remaining in self-quarantine in Australia, the couple seems to be slowly on the mend, considering some good news Hanks shared last week. “One week after testing Positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same. No fever but the blahs,” he shared in an update, adding light-heartedly, “Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch.”
Since publicizing their diagnosis, several other stars have tested positive for coronavirus. Andy Cohen, Idris Elba, Kristofer Hivju, Daniel Dae Kim and many others have been diagnosed with the disease, which has infected more than 35,000 in the United States alone.
To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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