Tom Hanks' sister shares coronavirus update saying the star is "not great, but still okay"

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Friday, 20 March 2020, 2:23PM

It seems Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are yet to improve after testing positive for coronavirus.

The couple - who are currently in Australia to film the Elvis Presley biopic, in which Hanks is set to play Presley's manager - announced over a week ago that they had both tested positive for the wide-spreading disease.

And now Tom's sister, Sandra Hanks Benoiton, has shared an update on the actor.

After speaking to her sibling, who is self-isolating from a rental home in Australia's Gold Coast, Sandra said: "I have communicated with my brother. He's not great, but still okay.

"[Am I] shocked? No. He's an actor, not a god [but] medical care in Australia is good."

Sandra - who lives in Italy which has been badly affected by the virus, with nearly 3,000 dead in the country as a result - is currently on lockdown.

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She continued: "I'm in Pordenone province, about an hour north of Venice.

"The lockdown is until April 3 ... so far. We'll see what happens next."

Tom also took to social media earlier this week to update his fans on his and Rita's condition, admitting the "symptoms are much the same."