Tom Hanks says he and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for the coronavirus.

The celebrity couple was in Australia for a film project when they fell ill, according to Hanks.

The "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" actor tweeted to his 16 million followers on Wednesday:



Hanks's Twitter post came just minutes after President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE delivered a statement Wednesday night from the Oval Office about the global health crisis, in which he announced travel restrictions from Europe to stymie the spread of the virus.

The Academy Award-winning performer has been a frequent visitor to Washington. Last October, he headlined a gala for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. In December, he attended the Kennedy Center Honors, where he talked politics with ITK.

"Anybody can become president of the United States," Hanks, 63, said at the time.

“If anybody says so-and-so cannot become president of the United States, take a gun and shoot them in the foot," Hanks quipped.

The United States has seen more than 800 cases and at least 28 deaths since tracking of the coronavirus began in late January, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.