Here is everything we know about Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s coronavirus diagnosis so far:
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In Australia, production on the Baz Luhrmann film actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are in the country to film had been set to begin on Monday.
In the film, Elvis, slated for 2021, Hanks is set to play Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager.
In a statement the US production company behind the film, Warner Bros, said it was “taking precautions” to protect its employees.
“The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world,” the company said in a statement provided to the New York Times.
The Australian market has fallen further after US president Donald Trump announced the country would close its borders to Europe, excluding the UK.
After dropping throughout the morning as the Australian government announced a stimulus package, the benchmark ASX200 index took an additional tumble at lunchtime on Thursday to be down about 3.9% for the day.
A little more on Tom Hanks confirming he and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus in Australia:
Hanks posted a photograph from a Gold Coast hospital.
Hanks and Wilson are in Australia filming Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film.
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Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus in Australia
Asian stock markets fell sharply as Donald Trump addressed the US from the Oval office.
The ASX200 in Sydney, which had edged back up after a rough start to the day, dropped around 1% to 2.5%. The Nikkei is Tokyo made a similar move to 2.54% down for the day.
US futures dropped from -0.2% to -1.2%.
The travel ban from Europe also very bad news for European airlines. The Atlantic route is the most profitable in the world. Good news for British Airways though that UK exempted.