Two of the most successful and most loved celebrities in Hollywood, Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, confirms the public that they tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The heart-breaking news comes after an Instagram post from Tom’s account stating they “will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.” as part of medical protocols.
The couple were in Australia when they experienced symptoms of the dreaded disease. Before being medically examined, Tom and Rita flew to Australia for a film production.
Although it is not known how and where exactly did Tom and Rita acquire the virus, their travel through international airports and through crowded places might have been the most possible source.
A wake up call for all of us
No matter who you are or what your situation in life is right now, people must understand that this virus does not discriminate. We all must be vigilant and careful, avoiding crowded places and making the conscious effort of regularly washing the hands and avoid touching the face.
According to the World Health Organization, the common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Do not hesitate to get yourself checked if you are experiencing the symptoms of virus. It is also important to stay calm and don’t panic.
Support and love from fans
News about Tom and Rita’s situation was a shock for the world. Who would have though it would happen to them. Fans have expressed their concerns, support, and love with hopes and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Many fans expressed appreciation for Tom’s willingness to share his condition, which contributes in removing stigma from corona virus patients.