Hanks confirmed that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, whom they were together with in Australia would self quarantine in their home in order to contain the virus.
Hanks, 47, tweeted,
"This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing... No panic."
The couple have now confirmed that they are feeling much better now, after they were released from a hospital last week.
In an encouraging tweet, Hanks called on people to stay at home adding that the advantage of it all is:
" You don't give it to anyone - You don't get it from anyone. "
Hanks also encouraged people to give comfort, take care of each other and help where they can.
His tweet was not short of optimism as he assured his fans that the pandemic too shall pass.
Read his tweet ;
"Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better,"
"Sheltering in place works like this: You don't give it to anyone -You don't get it from anyone. 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. Hanx"