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Tom Hanks, wife test positive for coronavirus, under self-quarantine in Australia

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(WTNH) — Beloved actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus this week.

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Hanks said he and Wilson were in Australia and “felt a bit tired like we had colds, and had some body aches” and chills. So they sought medical attention.

After being tested for the highly-contagious virus, they were confirmed positive cases.

The actor says he and his wife are following medical officials’ protocols of isolation.

Wilson wrote on Twitter Saturday she and Hanks were in Sydney for her performance at the famed Opera House.

On Thursday, Hanks posted on Twitter a picture of himself and Wilson sick with COVID-19. In the post, he thanked the doctors “here Down Under” who are taking care of him and Wilson while they are in isolation.

Hanks wrote, “There are those for whom [COVID-19] could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no?”

He finished his note on a positive note with an homage to one of his most famous films, “A League of Their Own,” saying, “Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball.”

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