While they did not name Hanks and Wilson specifically, they announced that all of the state's new patients are non-contact cases. They are believed to have "contracted the illness outside Australia and travelled to Queensland with the virus", so were probably infected in the United States or while travelling to Australia.
In a statement yesterday, Hanks said: “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.”
He added that he and his wife “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,” he added.
Last week, Tom and Rita were spotted strolling around Sydney’s Bondi Beach after landing in Australia ahead of filming.
Tom, one of Hollywood’s most well-loved stars is famous for going the extra mile with his fans and often stops to take pictures and chat with followers of his films.
The actor is playing the role of Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s eccentric manager who groomed the famous singer to stardom in the 1950s.
Yesterday, Rita and tom’s son, Chet said that his parents are "not even that sick".
“It’s true - my parents got coronavirus. Crazy,” Chet Hanks said on Instagram.
“They’re both down in Australia right now because my dad was shooting a movie down there. I just got off the phone with them. They both are fine," Chet said.
“They’re not even that sick," Chet added. “They’re not worried about it. They’re not tripping.
“But they’re going through the necessary health precautions, obviously.
“I don’t think it’s anything to be too worried about.
“I appreciate everyone’s concern and the well-wishes. But I think it’s all going to be alright.”