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Coronavirus: Tom Hanks shares update from quarantine, saying 'we are taking it one day at a time'

The Oscar-winning actor and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, both tested positive in Australia

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards in January. Reuters
Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards in January. Reuters

Tom Hanks, the actor who tested positive for Covid-19, along with his wife Rita Wilson, while shooting a film in Australia, has shared an update from quarantine.

"I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us," he wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of himself and Wilson. "We are taking it one day at a time."

He went on to urge his fans to follow the advice of experts. "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 concluded the rather somber post with a reference to one of his most popular films, A League of their Own: "Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball," signing off "Hanx".

Hanks was in Australia filming for Baz Lurhmann's latest movie chronicling the life of Elvis Presley, in which he plays the rocker's manager, Colonel Tom Parker. According to reports, filming has now been postponed.

The pair's son, Colin Hanks, tweeted to say, "We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from everyone. My parents are receiving excellent care in Australia and are doing well (and in good spirits) given the circumstances,” he said.

He added that he had been in “constant contact” with his parents and that he was “confident” they would both make a full recovery.

It was also reported that hosts of Australia's Today Extra show have been placed in isolation as a precaution after coming into contact with the couple days ahead of the diagnosis.

Updated: March 16, 2020 11:17 AM

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