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Tom Hanks says he and his wife have tested positive for  coronavirus


'We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches'

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Hollywood icon Tom Hanks revealed on Wednesday that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, have contracted coronavirus and are going into self-isolation.

Hanks explained the details in an Instagram post from his official account.

"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," said Hanks.

"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.

"We'll keep the world posted and updated," Hanks concluded. "Take care of yourselves!"

Hanks and Wilson are both 63 years old and were in Australia for the filming of a movie.

The news came just as President Donald Trump announced in a televised address that flights from Europe were to be limited in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

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