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Actor Tom Hanks and wife tested positive for the new coronavirus

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

The 63-year-old actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, 63 was diagnosed with coronavirus while filming in Australia.

Hanks wrote on Instagram on Thursday that after he and Wilson had been feeling “a bit tired, like we had colds” they arranged to be tested for the virus and had been “found to be positive”.

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“We felt a bit tired, like we had colds and some body aches,” he wrote on his official Instagram page.

“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.

“Well, now. What to do next? The medical officials have protocols that must be followed. 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?”

We’ll keep the world posted and updated, he concluded.

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Rita Wilson who is a singer and actress has performed concerts at Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel and the Sydney Opera House in the past week.

The studio making the film, Warner Bros, said: “The health and safety of our company members are always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world,” reported BBC.

Media outlets in Australia report that work on the untitled movie, directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann, had been temporarily suspended.

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Meanwhile, the World Health Organization, WHO, on Wednesday declared the Novel coronavirus as a “pandemic”, the virus which is sweeping across the world with around 4300 death and over 118,000 cases in over 110 countries and territories around the world.

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