Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson back in Los Angeles

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson back in Los Angeles

Hanks was the first worldwide celebrity to announce a positive test result for COVID-19, underscoring the rapid spread and global nature of the virus. Hanks issued a joint statement on Twitter and wrote, "Hey, folks".

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

This story was first published on CNN.com, "Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are back in the United States after coronavirus quarantine".

Hanks and Wilson are just two of the many members of the film and TV community who have been sickened by coronavirus.

The "Cast Away" actor took to his Twitter account to announce the good news after he and Wilson spent more than two weeks in Queensland self-isolating.

The Hollywood couple recently returned home to Los Angeles, and Hanks has assured fans that he and Wilson will continue to self-isolate. And many thanks to all of you who reached out with well wishes.

Hanks was in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley film, whereas Wilson performed at Sydney's iconic Opera House.

"Common sense, no? Going to take awhile, but if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts...this, too, shall pass. We can figure this out", he added.

The superstar couple were the first high-profile names to test positive for COVID-19 earlier in March.

Hanks has kept his 8.7 million Instagram followers updated with their quarantine journey, saying the couple felt "much the same" one week after their diagnosis. "They are feeling better each day".

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