While in Australia, Hollywood actor Tom Hanks had announced on the 12th of March that he and his wife Rita Wilson were tested for the Coronavirus and were found to be positive.
Today the actor has a very strong message for all: ‘Do your part.’ Some people take it for granted and ignore the rules to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,’ Hanks said.
The 63-year-old actor has since taken a very strong stance against the recklessness of some Americans. Especially young people rush to beaches and social gatherings without any masks or having little regard for social distancing.
“Those things are so simple, so easy if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you.”
“Don’t be a p—-, get on with it, do your part. It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense.”
The actor and his wife have been completely treated for the virus and now are in self-isolating in LA.
“Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the COVID-19 experience, we are fine. We had about 10 days of very uncomfortable symptoms. Not life-threatening, we’re happy to say. We were isolated in order to keep an eye on ourselves because if our temperatures had spiked if our lungs had filled if any number of things had gone wrong with this, we would have needed expert medical care. We didn’t. I guess we were model recoverers from COVID-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine.”
Despite many drawbacks, the actor continues to be productive. In fact, his upcoming movie, Greyhound, will be available on Apple TV on the 10th of July.
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