AUSTRALIA: Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita have tested positive for coronavirus.
“Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated,” the actor tweeted.
They were in Australia to shoot for a movie on Elvis Presley during which they started feeling the aches and pains. They were also fatigued.
When they got themselves tested, they were found to be infected with coronavirus.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday US President Donald Trump said that he has not been tested for the new COVID-19 as his doctor has advised him not to do so at this time since he does not have any symptoms.
While talking to the media he said, “I feel extremely good. I feel very good” and also explained how willing he’d get tested for the outbreak but there is no reason for him to do so at this time.
“I guess it’s not a big deal to get tested and something I would do, but, again, I spoke to the White House doctor, terrific guy, talented guy. He said he sees no reason to do it. There are no symptoms, no anything,” Trump said.
The President’s comments were made after his press secretary confirmed late Monday night that the president has not taken a test, despite the fact that the President has interacted with at least 3 individuals who have been exposed to an individual with the disease.
The president’s comments came after he appeared for an hour-long session meeting with Senate Republicans to discuss various encouragement proposals to support the economy from the effects of the outbreak.
Earlier, the US President Donald Trump said he is considering tightening travel restrictions as the coronavirus outbreak continues to claim more American lives, taking the US death toll to nine and spreading across major urban areas including New York.
The second confirmed case in New York is that of a lawyer in his 50s who had an underlying respiratory illness and is now at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in “serious condition”.
New infections in New York, California, and Georgia have no connections to international travel and have set off alarm bells across the country. Five states – California, Washington, Texas, Nebraska, and Illinois, have nearly 100 cases just between them.