Tom Hanks provides update after testing positive for coronavirus in Australia
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Tom Hanks returns to the US and shares coronavirus update

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have returned to the US following isolation in Australia after testing positive for coronavirus. Upon landing the Hollywood actor shared an update for his fans.

Hank and his wife were in Australia, where Hanks was shooting the new Elvis biopic, when the couple tested positive for coronavirus. Now he and Wilson have returned to America.

Hanks was shooting the new Baz Lurhman directed biopic, where he plays Colonel Tom Parker when he contracted the virus that is causing the global pandemic. After testing positive the actor said: “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.”

The couple has now recovered from the illness and were allowed to leave Australia and return to their Los Angeles home. Hanks took to Twitter to share an update: “Hey, Folks… We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing.

“Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us. Their care and guidance made possible our return to the USA. And many thanks to all of you who reached out with well wishes. Ruth and I so appreciate it. Hanx.”

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