Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. In Tom Hanks' case, it was the novel coronavirus. Hollywood star actor Tom Hanks, who is now 63, recently posted on Instagram that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, came down with flu-like symptoms.

They were then found to have COVID-19. The coronavirus is most dangerous to those who are 60 years of age and older.

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Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson contracted the coronavirus!

The pair was traveling in Australia when they began to feel feverish and had body aches. “To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” Hanks said on Instagram. He assures us that both of them “will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires”.

The actor continued to maintain positivity even in an unknown dangerous situation. He ended his Instagram message saying: “Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!”

How did Tom Hanks get the coronavirus?!

Tom Hanks is in Australia for pre-production work on an untitled Elvis Presley movie. He is a two-time Oscar winner. Hanks' roles in Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, Sully, etc. and his iconic voice for Sheriff Woody from 'Toy Story' are beloved by many around the world.

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Tom Hanks and his works are known and beloved by all

Australia currently has 128 cases of COVID-19 with 3 deaths. Twenty-seven of them have no travel history, while two of the people that died were from a senior home, and one from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Australia has had 112 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including three deaths, as of Wednesday morning, according to the country’s government. The country currently has travel restrictions on China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy, which are the countries with the highest and fastest developing cases.

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Australia is now developing multiple cases of the coronavirus

Stay tuned and check for more news and updates on the complex developments of the dangerous new coronavirus, COVID-19.