American actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus, and are now in hospital on the Gold Coast.

On Instagram, Hanks wrote, “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.”

Hanks was in the Queensland city to work on an Elvis biopic with director Baz Luhrmann.

“Well, now. What to do next?” Hanks wrote.

“The medical officials have protocols that must be followed.

“We Hanks’ 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?

“We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

“Take care of yourselves!,” his social media post said.

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In recent Coronavirus news, SXSW has been cancelled over fears of the pandemic. Here is a snippet of the official statement:

We are devastated to share this news with you. “The show must go on” is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.

As recently as Wednesday, Austin Public Health stated that “there’s no evidence that closing SXSW or any other gatherings will make the community safer.” However, this situation evolved rapidly, and we honour and respect the City of Austin’s decision. We are committed to doing our part to help protect our staff, attendees, and fellow Austinites.

We are exploring options to reschedule the event and are working to provide a virtual SXSW online experience as soon as possible for 2020 participants, starting with SXSW EDU. For our registrants, clients, and participants we will be in touch as soon as possible and will publish a FAQ…

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