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Popular actor, Tom Hanks has contracted the deadly coronavirus.


NewsOne Nigeria reports that the popular Hollywood actor contracted the deadly coronavirus alongside his wife Rita Wilson in Australia.

A report by Entertainment news outfit, Deadline, said the Hollywood celebrity couple are on separate projects in the country, with Hanks performing in an Elvis Presley’s yet-to-be-titled film.


This burgeoning online news platform understands that the couple have since confirmed the news on social media with Hanks writing; “Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” he began his caption on Instagram. “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.”

At this time, the 63-year-old actor explained that he and his wife will be quarantined as they get all the medical attention they need.


“Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed,” Tom’s statement continued. “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?”

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Before Hanks shared the news, Warner Bros. released a statement reminding their fans of commitment to their actors’ good health.

“We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus),” the company’s statement read. “We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual.”

“The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.”


Meanwhile, NewsOne Nigeria reports that this is coming barely 24 hours after the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic.

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