Tom Hanks says he and wife, Rita Wilson, have coronavirus

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, had tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in Australia.

“We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” Hanks said in a statement. “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.”

Hanks, who was in Australia to start work on a film about Elvis Presley, said he and Wilson, both 63, would be “tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.”

Hanks is the most prominent entertainment celebrity to go public with a coronavirus diagnosis.

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