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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have left a Queensland hospital and are now resting at a rented home in Australia five days after revealing they had both tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), PEOPLE confirms.
The pair remain under quarantine in their house, Hanks’ representative says.
The Forrest Gump star announced last Wednesday that he and his wife were diagnosed with the coronavirus while visiting Australia.
“Hello, folks. 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,” Hanks wrote at the time.
Hanks, 63, had been on Australia’s Gold Coast for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann‘s untitled Elvis Presley biopic, in which he plays the music icon’s longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker. Filming for the movie has been halted following his diagnosis. Hanks is the only person on set believed to have tested positive for the the virus, according to a representative from the film in Australia.
On Sunday, Hanks posted an update from his time in isolation, expressing his appreciation for his “helpers,” a friendly gesture that his latest movie character Fred Rogers often spoke of.
John Salangsang/Variety/Shutterstock Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
In his Instagram post, the A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood star captured a photo of his meal of a glass of water and two pieces of toast with Vegemite, a thick Australian food spread high in Vitamin B and made of yeast extract. Keeping him company in the photo were a stuffed animal kangaroo holding an Australian flag and a koala latched onto the Vegemite bottle.
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“Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx,” the actor wrote.
Hanks’ reference to the “helpers” comes from a Rogers quote that he would say during turbulent times.
“My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,’ ” the late Fred Rogers would say.
On Thursday, when Hanks gave fans another update on his and Wilson’s health alongside a photo of them wearing caps together in a hospital.
Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx
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As of Monday morning, there are at least 3,602 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., and 66 people have died.
Reporting by Rachel Syers