Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson released from hospital after coronavirus treatment

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have been released from the Australian hospital where they were in isolation since testing positive for the coronavirus last week, their son Chet said.

“A quick update on my folks: They’re out of the hospital,” Chet said in an Instagram video.

“They’re still self-quarantined obviously, but they’re feeling a lot better, so that’s a relief,” he said.

The multiple Oscar-winning actor was on the Gold Coast near Brisbane to film an Elvis Presley biopic directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann when he and Wilson, both 63, came down with the disease.

Wilson, a singer-songwriter, had given concerts in Sydney and Brisbane before testing positive for COVID-19 and Australian authorities have been tracking the couple’s contacts to identify any other people who mayhave been infected.

Chet Hanks urged people not to panic over the virus and wished anyone else infected “a swift and speedy recovery”.

Australia has so far confirmed nearly 400 cases of coronavirus, with five deaths from the disease.

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