Tom Hanks: 'Shame on you' if you don't wear a mask
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Tom Hanks is urging people to wear masks and practice social distancing in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, admonishing those ignoring what he referred to as “basic” precautions.

Hanks, who along with his wife Rita Wilson, has personally recovered from COVID-19 after coming down with it in March, made the remarks during a press event this week promoting his next film, “Greyhound,” People magazine reports.

“There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” he said. 


“Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you. Don’t be a p----, get on with it, do your part. It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense,” Hanks said.

The Oscar winner's comments come as a number of cities and states have mandated that residents wear masks in public in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus as some parts of the U.S. have seen record spikes in recent weeks. 

He also touched on how he and Wilson have been faring since recovering from the disease back in late March.

"Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the COVID-19 experience, we are fine. We had about 10 days of very uncomfortable symptoms. Not life-threatening, we’re happy to say. We were isolated in order to keep an eye on ourselves because if our temperatures had spiked, if our lungs had filled, if any number of things had gone wrong with this, we would have needed expert medical care. We didn’t,” Hanks said.

“I guess we were model recoverers from COVID-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine,” he added.