Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson had vastly different COVID-19 experiences

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"I just had crippling body aches, I was very worn out all the time and I couldn't concentrate on anything for more than about 12 minutes".

The currently-untitled project, in which Hanks will play Elvis' manager Colonel Tom Parker, had been in pre-production back in March, when the Queensland shoot was shut down after the actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, both tested positive for the coronavirus.

"We don't know what's going to happen with COVID-19".

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Tom Hanks was "pretty much done" with the ill-effects of Covid-19 in two weeks. However, he did say that he and his wife had very different reactions to the coronavirus.

"And that was odd". Hanks later updated that he had "no fever, but the blahs" as they isolated themselves for 14 days, but said Wilson lost her sense of taste and smell and had intense nausea. Although, he was aware that as a 63-year-old with type 2 diabetes and a stent in his heart he was a high-risk case.

"But as long as our temperatures did not spike, and our lungs did not fill up with something that looked like pneumonia, they [the doctors] were not anxious".

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"I'm actually thrilled that Apple TV is making it possible for everybody to see it - not only worldwide, as long as you have Apple television - but also the day after my 64th birthday".

When asked how he thinks his country, and U.S. President Donald Trump, has responded to the virus, Hanks wasn't so positive, and advised people to do their bit to stay safe.

Speaking about those who don't wear face masks, he said: "I don't get it, I simply do not get it, it is literally the least you can do. The idea of doing one's part, though, should be so simple: Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands", Hanks told host Hoda Kotb.

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"Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody can not find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things - I just think shame on you", he added.

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