Tom Hanks diagnosed with coronavirus

Tom Hanks diagnosed with coronavirus

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said on Twitter.

Hanks said that he and Wilson, who are both 63, were tested in Australia, where he is working on a film, after they felt tired and achy with slight fevers.

"To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and were found to be positive," Hanks said in the tweet.

The film star said that he and Wilson would be "tested, observed and isolated" for as long as required.

Hanks had traveled to Australia to begin filming an upcoming movie about Elvis Presley. He is set to play Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, Reuters reported.

The couple are the first major U.S. celebrities known to have contracted COVID-19.

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