Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Are Back in the United States After Coronavirus Quarantine

March 28, 2020 Updated: March 28, 2020

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have returned to the United States after going into self-quarantine in Australia.

“We’re home now, and like the rest of America, we carry on sheltering place and social distancing,” Hanks tweeted Saturday.

The couple tested positive for the novel CCP virus earlier this month while in Australia, where Hanks had been doing pre-production work on a film about singer Elvis Presley. Hanks is set to play Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, in the film. Production on the project has been suspended.

“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,” the actor wrote.

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ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 13: Tom Hanks walks a red carpet on October 13, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

The couple had shared their experience in isolation, offered advice to those sheltering in place and even Wilson rapped to the 1992 hip hop hit “Hip Hop Hooray” by the rap group Naughty by Nature.

The Epoch Times contributed to this report.

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