Tom Hanks, wife test positive for Covid-19

Oscar-winning actor and wife actress Rita Wilson are now in Australia. (Twitter pic)

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said on Twitter.

Hanks was in Australia working on a film when he and Wilson tested positive for the respiratory illness.

“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 tweet.

He said that he and Wilson would be “tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.”