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Tom Hanks, his wife diagnosed with coronavirus

 Entertainment Desk

 Published: 12:01 PM, 12 March 2020   Updated: 12:39 PM, 12 March 2020

Tom Hanks and his wife actress Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks and his wife actress Rita Wilson

Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife actress Rita Wilson have been diagnosed with coronavirus while filming in Australia. 

In a statement posted to Instagram on Thursday, the 63-year-old actor said that after exhibiting symptoms like tiredness, body aches, chills and "slight fevers", he and his wife arranged to be tested for the virus and had been “found to be positive”.  

He wrote: "...Rita and I are down here in Australia. 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." 

"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?" he added. 

The actor was in Australia doing pre-production work on a film about singer Elvis Presley. Hanks is set to play Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, in the film. Actor Austin Butler is playing Presley.