It’s official, 2020 needs to end ASAP. The year was off to a horrible start due to the horrible end of 2019 – and it seems that the streak of bad luck just keeps on coming.
This time, it seems America’s proverbial “Dad” and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus.
In a statement to the press, Hanks had this to say: “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.”
The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is currently in Australia, where he was set to star in another biopic about the life of Elvis Presley – which was set to start on Monday. He will be playing the role of Colonel Tom Parker, the late King’s eccentric manager who groomed the famous singer to stardom in the 1950s.
He goes on to continue that they “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.”
As it is, Australia has had more than 120 cases confirmed cases of coronavirus so far – with Hanks and his wife added to the tally.
This bit of alarming news comes after the announcement from the World Health Organization’s declaration that the COVID 19 aka Coronavirus has now become a global pandemic.
Back here in America, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, already warns that the number of cases of the COVID-19 viral disease will continue to grow because containment measures and contact tracing have failed to prevent community spread of the virus.
And any potential vaccines for the virus are still at least a year or a year and a half away at best.
He also went on to say that he wished Trump hadn’t
Currently, as of the time this article is being written, there have been at least 1,000 alledged cases within the United States with around 38 already confirmed – and the numbers could be rising.
That being said, the US government is already restricting travel across Europe.
We can only hope Hanks and his wife – Rita Wilson, will make it out of this okay. That goes for everybody going through this.