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Coronavirus: Tom Hanks and Wife Rita Wilson Test Positive in Australia

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Tom Hanks has revealed that he and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Australia.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, both 63, sought medical advice after experiencing the symptoms of a cold in Queensland, the actor wrote on Instagram.

The Hollywood star and his wife are now isolated in stable condition at an Australian hospital, officials said.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were on the Gold Coast as the actor made a film about Elvis Presley.

Their diagnosis came shortly after the WHO officially declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic.

Tom Hanks wrote on Instagram: “We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too.

“To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

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Tom Hanks, whose films include Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan, said he and his wife would keep the world “posted and updated”.

“We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”

In 2013, Tom Hanks revealed he had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the more common form.

Work on Tom Hanks’ latest, untitled movie has been temporarily suspended.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said: “All the people who were on set have gone home and self-quarantined.”

The studio behind the film, Warner Bros, said it was “working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone” who may have come into direct contact with Tom Hanks.