Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Leave Hospital 5 Days After Announcing Coronavirus Diagnosis

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have left the hospital. 

The couple -- who announced they had tested positive for coronavirus last Wednesday -- have departed the Queensland hospital they were being treated at, and are now resting at a home in Australia, ET confirms. Wilson and Hanks remain under quarantine in that home, Hanks' rep tells ET. People was first to report the news. 

Hanks was in Australia for pre-production of Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis Presley biopic, in which the actor plays Presley's longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Warner Bros. Pictures revealed in a statement to ET last week that they were working with Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the virus.

The couple's 29-year-old son, Chet Hanks, also shared an updated about his parents' health in a video posted to Instagram Monday afternoon.

"Quick update on my folks -- they're out of the hospital, they're still self-quarantined obviously, but they're feeling a lot better. So that's a relief," he shared. "I just want to say to anyone out there who has loved ones, or if you yourself are afflicted with the virus, my prayers go out to you, because a lot of people are suffering other than my parents right now."

"I just wish everyone a safe and speedy recovery, and I think the most important thing is we just stay calm," he added, before admonishing people who were hoarding goods and supplies from supermarkets. "I think if we all are just a little less selfish and more selfless, we're going to be completely fine."

In his statement last Wednesday, Hanks described his and Wilson's symptoms. 

"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," he wrote. 

"Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed," he continued. "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! Hanx!"

Hanks and Wilson have continued to update fans throughout their recovery process. See more in the video below. 

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

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