Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson diagnosed with coronavirus

Hollywood celebrities Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson revealed оn Wednesday, 11 March, on social media that they have been infected with the coronavirus.

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” he wrote on Instagram. “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 Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

“Well, now. What do we do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed,” he continued. “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?”

He went on noting that he would keep the pubic updated and said, “Take care of yourselves!”

Their son, Colin Hanks, released a statement on Wednesday night in which he thanked his fans and added that he is “confident” his parents will make it out safe and sound.

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from everyone,” Colin Hanks’ Instagram post said. “My parents are receiving excellent care in Australia and are doing well (and in good spirits) given the circumstances. Despite the fact that I’m in LA and haven’t seen them in over three weeks, we have been in constant contact and I’m confident that they will make a full recovery.”

Tom Hanks is a two-time Oscar winner for his roles in ‘Philadelphia’ (1994) and ‘Forrest Gump’ (1995). He has received four more nominations throughout his career.

Hanks has, in addition, won four Golden Globes and was honored for his career with the Cecil B. DeMille Award earlier in 2020.

Tom and Rita have been married since 1988 and they are both 63 years of age.

Hanks has recently come back from Australia where he was filming a movie about Elvis Presley. He was given the role of Colonel Tom Parker, the King’s manager. It is still unclear how the coronavirus situation will affect production.

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