The 63-year-old Hollywood star is currently in Australia ahead of filming the upcoming Baz Luhrmann directed Elvis Presley biopic.
In a statement, 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.
At the time of writing, Australia currently has more than 120 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
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