Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have coronavirus

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the novel coronavirus , they revealed Wednesday evening. The couple were spotted with their son Truman, 24, (in sunglasses and striped blue shirt) for a relaxing stroll at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, on Friday.

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have coronavirus

The Forrest Gump actor and his wife, both 63, announced the positive test results on Instagram urging the public to 'take care'.

The couple are currently in Gold Coast, Australia where the Oscar winner is filming an untitled Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis Presley film produced by Warner Bros.

Hanks revealed he and his wife experienced symptoms including the common cold, body aches and chills before they decided to get tested.

Before their diagnosis, the couple had visited crowded Australian hotspots including Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House - raising fears that others were infected.

The opera house was today trying to track down 207 people who could have come into contact with the couple at a concert on Saturday night.

'People who have come in close contact with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson will now need to self isolate and quarantine,' the premier of Queensland said.

The A-list couple are now in isolation at Gold Coast University Hospital where health officials say they are in a 'stable condition'.

'Hello, folks. 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?

We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

Take care of yourselves!
Hanx!' Hanks said.


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