Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

Reuters Los Ángeles, , Colombia Mar 12, 2020, 07.23 AM(IST) Mar 12, 2020, 08.52 AM(IST)

File photo: 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, US, January 19, 2020 – Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The actor, 63, said that he and Wilson, also 63, were tested in Australia, where he is working on a film after they felt tired with slight fevers.

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

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The actor, 63, said that he and Wilson, also 63, were tested in Australia, where he is working on a film after they felt tired 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.

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He said that he and Wilson would be "tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires."

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