Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson update fans after coronavirus diagnosis

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13 March 2020

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have addressed to their fans and thanked Queensland Health staff, APA reports.

The Hollywood duo were placed in isolation yesterday at the Gold Coast University Hospital after testing positive to COVID-19.

In a social media post, Hanks and Wilson thanked "everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us".

"We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else," the post said.

"There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness.

"We are taking it one day at a time."

Hanks has urged people 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 wrote.

Quoting a line from his character, baseball coach Jimmy Dugan, in the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, Hanks signed off with, "Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx."