Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, the virus also known as the Coronavirus, according to The New York Times and Deadline.
Both actors are in Australia for pre-production of the new untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. Hanks is set to play Presley’s longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker in the film.
Hanks and Wilson are reported to have caught the virus after a “company member” working on the film tested positive for the virus, according to a statement from Warner Bros. provided to Deadline. In a statement sent to The New York Times and Deadline, Hanks writes that he and Wilson “felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches.”
“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 statement, which Deadline printed in full.
Hanks reportedly told the site the pair is working with medical professionals “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?” Hanks wrote, adding. “We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!”
Warner Bros. is said to be working closely with Australian health agencies to “identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact” with those carrying the virus, according to a statement from the studio provided to Deadline.
The studio added, “The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world.”
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