Tom Hanks announces positive test for coronavirus

THE ANGELS: Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus, the American actor said Wednesday.

Hanks, 63, said he and Wilson contracted a fever while in Australia, where they will shoot a new movie about the life of Elvis Presley.

To play well, as needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and found to be positive, he wrote in a statement posted on Instagram.

Hanks is the first major Hollywood star to publicly declare that he has the virus that is sweeping the world.

The couple will now be isolated and monitored, Hanks wrote.

We will keep the world up to date and up to date, he added, along with a photo of a surgical glove placed inside a biohazard trash bag.

The Elvis film directed by Baz Luhrmann features Hanks as the legendary director of legendary singer Colonel Tom Parker.

The Warner Bros movie was in pre-production on the Gold Coast when Hanks was diagnosed, and he stopped while controlling the situation.

We have been informed that a member of our Elvis movie company ... has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), the study said in a statement to AFP, which did not identify Hanks.

We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have been in direct contact with the person.

The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works at our productions around the world, he added.