The coronavirus epidemic has been hitting the headlines non-stop lately. Aside from the fact the world is in full-blown panic mode, quite a few famous faces have tested positive for the virus too, while other stars are quarantined or practicing "social distancing."
Although sadly for Tom Hanks, the latest update on his condition doesn't sound too good...
Keep scrolling to find out more.
Being rich and famous has its many advantages...Nice cars, huge houses, and jealousy-induing vacations, to name a few.
But one thing that fame can't provide you with?
via: Getty ImagesImmunity from COVID-19.
COVID-19 - otherwise known as coronavirus - has been at the center of pretty much every headline over the past few weeks.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, aside from the widespread panic, another reason for this is undoubtedly the number of celebs who have been infected with the virus or having to self-isolate.
But, if we rewind for a second, what actually is COVID-19?
via: Getty ImagesAccording to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that had not been previously been identified in humans.
The virus primarily affects the respiratory system.
via: Getty ImagesAnd common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
Although, in more serious cases...
via: Getty ImagesIn patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
As the pandemic continues, several high profile stars have tested positive for the virus.
via: Getty ImagesBecause, of course, no one is immune, right? Keep scrolling to see the list of all the stars that have tested positive for coronavirus or self-isolating because of the outbreak, and of course, to hear the latest update on Tom Hanks' condition...
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I fo… https://t.co/CpmfaebeyO— Idris Elba (@Idris Elba)1584382706.0
via: InstagramThe former bachelorette was tested for the virus after exhibiting all of the symptoms and is currently waiting on the results.
Sophie Turner and Joe JonasThe couple appear to be taking all the precautions.
James Van Der
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Sophie and Justin Trudeau
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
The pair have been spending time in Australia for production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie.
Tom posted this photo to Instagram from a Queensland hospital...
Warner Bros., the distributor behind the film, issued a statement shortly after Tom and Rita went public...
Since the news broke, people have been flooding to Twitter to send their condolences...
Me searching #TomHanks age and medical history to make sure he’ll be okay https://t.co/5lU6Wf1dVm— it is what it is (@it is what it is)1584001906.0
But others were feeling confident in Tom's ability to fight off the virus...
Don't worry folks. If #TomHanks can survive D-day, Vietnam, a deserted island, two plane crashes, a shipping hijack… https://t.co/KkoGAoeYPo— Matthew Hill (@Matthew Hill)1584007819.0
Tom has been trying to remind people that the virus could be deadly for some and that following the advice of experts is essential.
via: Getty Images“There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball."
Tom has been regularly posting on Instagram throughout his quarantine.
Just days ago, fans had some good news...
via: Getty ImagesAs Tom was released from his Queensland hospital and is now resting in a private home, People reports.