- Tom Hanks shares a photo of him, Rita Wilson in quarantine in Australia
- The couple tested positive for coronavirus
- "We have Covid-19 and we are isolated," wrote the actor
Gold Coast, Australia:
Oscar winner Tom Hanks said he and his wife would take on new roles as quarantined coronavirus patients on Friday and urge the public to follow the advice of experts.
Hanks 63, who was detained in a Gold Coast hospital in Australia, said he and singer-songwriter partner Rita Wilson would take the forced isolation "one day at a time".
In a social media post to the fans, Hanks said the couple "would like to thank everyone down here for taking care of us so well. We have Covid-19 and are isolated so we won't share it with others." . "
"There are people who can develop a very serious illness. We take them one day at a time."
The post was accompanied by a photo of the couple wearing casual clothes and baseball caps and looking relaxed.
"There are things we can all do to achieve this by following expert advice and taking care of ourselves and each other, no?" he asked when his home country of the United States was plagued by panic buying and divisions over President Donald Trump's response to the crisis.
"Remember that despite all the current events in baseball, there is no crying," he said, repeating a line from his classic sport, "A League of Their Own."
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