Tom Hanks wants those across the nation to practice social distancing measures in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus!
As People mentions, Hanks and his wife, producer Rita Wilson, both tested positive for coronavirus while they were in Australia in March. While the pair made a successful recovery, Hanks is still worried about the general public's efforts in combating the pandemic!
Hanks says there's "three very basic things" people need to do
Hanks recently had a press conference for his brand-new movie Greyhound, which is set to debut on Apple TV+ on July 10. "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.
As People reports, Hanks' comments came as he was talking about parallels between his movie and the current state of things in the world. "Those things are so simple, so easy," Hanks continued, "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 says he and Wilson are "model recoverers" from coronavirus
Hanks also talked about how he and Wilson are doing months after having recovered from coronavirus. "Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the COVID-19 experience, we are fine," he shared during the press conference. "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 attributed their successful recovery in part to social distancing. "I guess we were model recoverers from COVID-19," he said, "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."