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In a big development, actors Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson on Thursday announced that they have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Written By Prachi Mankani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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In a big development, actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson on Thursday announced that they have been tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, Hanks released a statement that mentioned that the two contracted the illness in Australia, where the actor is currently filming Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley biopic. Hanks and Wilson are both 63 years old.

As per sources, Hanks and Wilson were the only known individuals on the film to contract the disease. The film is currently in the pre-production stages.  Furthermore, testing measures for filmmakers and crews are presently unknown.

The statement released by the couple stated that the duo began to feel ill, including coming down with 'body aches' and 'slight fevers'. Concerned about the progression of symptoms, the couple were tested for coronavirus. Read the full statement here; 

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Netizens distressed 

Hank's post was soon flooded with concerned fans commenting ‘get well soon’ and wishing the couple a speedy recovery. Netizens were surprised over the actor being tested positive for Coronavirus. While some exuded confidence and said the actor will be fine, others picked positive quotes from Hank's movies Have a look;

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WHO declares coronavirus outbreak as a 'Pandemic', implores nations to take action

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic after the deadly virus spread to 114 countries, resulting in the deaths of almost 4000 people worldwide. 

Taking to Twitter, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom finally declared the disease as a global pandemic, calling all nations to get very serious over the issue and take all necessary measures to contain the virus from spreading at this rate. 

Explaining the term, Dr Tedros said, that the word "Pandemic" cannot be used lightly or carelessly due to its strong connotation. Coronavirus is increasing at an alarming rate and needs curbing its spread is the need of the hour, he added

READ: First three deaths from new coronavirus in Belgium

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