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Tom Hanks and his wife of 32 years, Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, also known as Covid-19.

The megacouple announced they acquired the virus while filming down under in Australia. But Australian health officials say not so fast.

According to Australian health officials, the power couple contracted the virus in the United States before traveling to Australia.

Hanks announced that they were diagnosed with the virus while both were on location filming an upcoming biopic about Elvis Presley in Queensland, Australia.

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Without naming the stars, officials from the Queensland Health department said that they believed that all the new cases, including Tom and Rita, both 63, originated outside Australia.

"At this stage we believe all seven contracted the illness outside Australia and traveled to Queensland with the virus," an official said in a press conference posted on Facebook. "They are all receiving fantastic care at hospitals throughout Queensland.

A later Facebook post stated that a 63-year-old male is "in isolation in the Gold Coast Hospital in a stable condition" having recently arrived there from the U.S., and that a female who was his traveling companion is in a similar condition in the same hospital.

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Production on the Elvis biopic, in which Tom was due to play the rock legend's manager Colonel Tom Parker, has shut down - with cast and crew sent home to await instructions.

A spokesperson for the film's studio, Warner Bros., has said they are working with local health officials to identify those who may be at risk of contracting the virus.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also advised those who may have come into close contact with the famously approachable stars to self-isolate and quarantine.

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Hanks met Wilson in 1981 on the set of TV comedy Bosom Buddies. They were reunited in 1985 on the set of Volunteers, and they wed in 1985. Their sons Chet and Colin, who are in constant contact with their parents, have said the couple is doing well.

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