Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Back in the U.S. After Being Quarantined With Coronavirus

Johnny Lopez
March 28, 2020 - 11:10 am

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have returned to America after testing positive for coronavirus over two weeks ago.

The Hollywood couple were spotted driving around Los Angeles on Friday, reported the New York Post.

In a photo, Hanks could be seen flashing a big smile while behind the wheel of a Range Rover.

According to the outlet, the pair landed at Van Nuys Airport via a private jet earlier in the day.

Hanks confirmed his return on Twitter writing, "Hey, Folks… We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing. Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us. Their care and guidance made possible our return to the USA. And many thanks to all of you who reached out with well wishes. Rita and I so appreciate it. Hanx."

Their stateside arrival comes after being quarantined in Australia for more than two weeks.

On March 11th, Hanks and Wilson became one of the first celebrities to announce they had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Hello, folks.  Rita and I are down here in Australia,” the Oscar winner wrote at the time.  “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.”

After a few days, the pair were released from the hospital and began self-isolating in a rented home.

The couple had been in Australia for a pre-production meeting for an upcoming Elvis Presley biopic when they started coming down with symptoms. Since that time, Hanks and Wilson have been advocating for people to practice social distancing and self-isolation.

Now that they are back home in Los Angeles, Hanks and Wilson will be under the shelter-at-home order which is in effect for the state of California.

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