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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are the first confirmed cases of the deadly Coronavirus in Tinseltown.

The actor known for his roles in American classic films like Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, and Philadelphia announced the news via social media on Wednesday telling his followers the events that unfolded.



“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia.  We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. 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”.

The You’ve Got Mail actor continued, “Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed.  We Hank’ 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?”.

The 63-year-old actors contracted the virus while filming an Elvis Presley movie in Australia and were pictured sightseeing Bondi Beach in Sydney last week (March 6).



Celebrities are showing their support for one of Hollywood’s most beloved couple sending prayers and get well wishes with Whitney Cummings hitting home with her Instagram post — “It’s like it picked the celebrity we cared the most about to make a point”.

Other stars that have been confirmed to have the virus include NBA player Rudy Gobert and his teammate Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz basketball team.

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All professional basketball games are canceled since the NBA decided to suspend the season until further notice.



The news was shocking to sports fans all around the world but Dallas owner Mark Cuban was caught on camera as the news went public as he stared at his phone in complete disbelief.

Across the pond, Cristiano Ronaldo and his team have been quarantined after his teammate Daniel Rugani tested positive.




The CDCD released a public statement explaining how the virus spreads from person to person and the bottom line is — wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and stay away from public gatherings as much as you can.