Tom Hanks Shares Coronavirus Symptoms as He Recovers in Australia

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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have been quarantined with the coronavirus for over a week now. The couple is keeping followers abreast of their situation as they fight the disease.

In a new post on Instagram, Tom is letting us know of his symptoms and how he and Rita are faring in this scary time.

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“Hey folks. Good News: One week after testing Positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same,” Tom shared.  “No fever but the blahs. Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch. Bad news: My wife @ritawilson has won 6 straight hands of Gin Rummy and leads by 201 points. But I have learned not to spread my Vegemite so thick. I travelled here with a typewriter, one I used to love.”

He concluded by keeping things positive. “We are all in this together. Flatten the curve. Hanx.”

Tom and Rita were among the first celebrities to announce that they tested positive from the virus that is sweeping the globe. In a post on Instagram Tom revealed while he and his wife were in Australia filming a movie, they tested positive for coronavirus.

“Hello, folks. @ritawilson and I are down here in Australia,” he wrote alongside a photo of one rubber glove inside a wastebasket. “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.”

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The couple has been giving updates as they go through the process of self-quarantining and keeping things light.

“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. Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball,” Tom wrote in reference to a line from his movie A League of Their Own.

“Let’s take care of ourselves and each other.,” Tom wrote alongside a photo of Vegemite spread on bread.

We’re wishing the Hanks family a speedy recovery.