Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson share update in quarantine: 'We’re taking it one day at a time'

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Hollywood couple Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The actors were the first A-listers to publicly reveal they contracted the Covid-19 virus while in Australia for production on an untitled film about the life of Elvis Presley.

But the hopeful pair are on their way to recovery, E! News reports.

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Just a day after revealing they’d been quarantined and were being treated for the potentially deadly coronavirus, Tom took to his Instagram page to share a health update with his fans.

In a picture that accompanied the post, the 63-year-old actor can be seen with Rita.

"Hello folks. [Rita Wilson] and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else," he said in the post

"There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one day at a time."

The Post star advised his fans to follow "the advice of experts" to prevent the virus from spreading much further than it already has.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has since banned mass gatherings of more than 500 people, The Guardian reports.

According to the website of Australia’s department of health on Friday 13 March, 156 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed with three deaths recorded.

(Sources: E! News, Instagram,

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