Australian TV Presenter Says He Could Have Gotten Coronavirus From Tom Hanks’ Spouse Rita Wilson


(CANBERRA, Australia) — An Australian tv community leisure editor has examined constructive for the brand new coronavirus after assembly Tom Hanks’ spouse, Rita Wilson, in Sydney.

Hanks and Wilson have been remoted in an Australian hospital since they had been each identified with COVID-19 on March 12.

Authorities stated final week a number of contacts Hanks and Wilson had in Australia had been being traced, however no different outcomes of these efforts have been made public.

9 Community leisure editor Richard Wilkins stated Monday that he was examined as a result of he met Wilson on the Sydney Opera Home on March 7 and once more at 9’s Sydney studio on March 9. The outcome got here again constructive on Sunday.

“I’m surprisingly very effectively,” Wilkins advised 9 by Facetime from his Sydney dwelling, the place he has self-isolated since Wilson’s prognosis.

“You may’ve knocked me over with a feather final night time after I received that decision. It took me a few minutes to reel from the information that they gave me. However I really feel wonderful. I really feel 100%,” Wilkins added.

The virus causes solely delicate or average signs, comparable to fever and cough, for most individuals however will be extreme in some circumstances, particularly older adults and other people with current well being issues. In accordance with the World Well being Group, folks with delicate sickness get well in about two weeks, whereas these with extra extreme sickness could take three to 6 weeks to get well.

The 65-year-old journalist stated he may solely assume that he had been contaminated by Wilson, a singer and actor.

“We’re assuming that is from Rita. It is probably not. They’ve all stated it may very well be anybody, wherever, any time, such is the prevalence of this factor,” Wilkins stated.

“I used to be having a chat to her and that’s most likely my finest guess as to what occurred,” he added.

Wilkins was considered one of 37 new case confirmed over 24 hours in New South Wales state, bringing the state whole to 171 by Monday. The rise was the most important for Australia’s most populous state in a day. Authorities say a minimum of 67 circumstances arrived from abroad and 44 had been transmitted domestically whereas the rest couldn’t be decided or had been nonetheless underneath investigation.

Wilkins’ celeb son Christian Wilkins had been examined on Monday as a result of he had spent the night time of March 10 in his father’s Sydney dwelling. The 25-year-old son is presently competing within the Australian model of the fact TV present “Dancing With the Stars,” which is being broadcast and not using a studio viewers due to the COVID-19 threat.

Richard Wilkins stated he didn’t inform his son till after he had danced on this system, which is carried out in a Melbourne studio on Sunday nights.

“I referred to as him up after his present final night time. He was and nonetheless may be very, very upset,” the daddy stated.

“He’s going to get examined in an hour and, fingers crossed, he’ll be OK, which I’m positive he’s,” he added.

Two 9 hosts who interviewed Wilson of their Sydney studio on March 9, David Campbell and Belinda Russell, remained in isolation of their properties on Monday ready on check outcomes.

Hanks’ prognosis prompted an outpouring of get-well needs in Australia and Hollywood.

Hanks had been in Queensland state capturing an Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann. The double Oscar winner performs Presley’s supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker. The movie, slated for launch in October 2021, has suspended manufacturing, Warner Bros. stated.