01 July 2020

US actor Tom Hanks says ‘shame on you’ to people refusing to follow simple Covid-19 guidelines

Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has said ‘shame on you’ to people who have refused to follow protocols to prevent spreading the coronavirus.

Hanks, who suffered with the disease earlier this year, was recommending that people follow advice - including wearing a face mask.

He told People: "There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands.

“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.”

He also spoke about his and his wife Rita’s own brush with the disease.

He said: "We had about ten 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.

“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.”

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