Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said on Twitter.
Hanks said he and Wilson, both 63, were tested in Australia, where he is working on a film after they felt tired and achy with slight fevers.
“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 in the tweet.
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 12, 2020
The film star said he and Wilson would be “tested, observed and isolated” for as long as required.
The couple are the first major US celebrities known to have contracted COVID-19. The coronavirus has infected more than 1,000 people in the US.
“Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated,” Hanks tweeted.