Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s Son Gives Coronavirus Update on Parents— “They Both Are Fine”

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson tested positive coronavirus
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Coronavirus hit home like never before on Wednesday (March 11) when it was revealed that actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have been diagnosed with the disease.

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“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia,” the Forrest Gump actor said on Instagram Wednesday evening (March 11) about being diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus. “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.”

Hanks and his wife were in Australia for work, with the actor currently working on pre-production of the Elvis Presley biopic in which he plays Elvis’ longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker. Wilson was also working and performed at various events and Australian television shows during the past week.

So now, what will Wilson and Hanks do next?

“The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed,” Hanks wrote. “We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!”

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Chet Hanks also gave a health update on his parents via Instagram

“Wassup everyone,” he said in an Instagram video. “Yea, its true my parents got coronavirus. Crazy. They’re both down in Australia right now ’cause my dad was shooting a movie down there. I just got off the phone with them. They both are fine. They’re not even that sick. They’re not worried about it. They’re not trippin’ but they’re going through the necessary health precautions obviously.”

Get well Tom and Rita!

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