Tom Hanks' Sister Says He's Doing 'Not Great, But Still OK' During Coronavirus Recovery

March 20, 2020

How is Tom Hanks doing after being the first Hollywood celebrity to test positive for coronavirus?

His eldest sister, Sandra Hanks Benoiton, gave an update.

She told the Daily Mail that the 63-year-old actor is doing "not great, but still OK. [Am I] shocked? No. He’s an actor, not a god [but] medical care in Australia is good."

Hanks' wife, Rita Wilson, also tested positive.

Since being discharged from the hospital, the couple remains in isolation in Australia, where they were in a pre-production meeting for an upcoming Elvis Presley biopic.

For her part, Benoiton is also on lockdown in the hard-hit Italy, where she moved with her family in 2016.

“We’re OK here … staying home is fine with us, and this community is wonderful. I’m lucky to be here, the spirit of the people is amazing!” she explained.

“The US and the UK are failing miserably, however,” she added hinting that she’s not impressed with how the countries have dealt with the virus.

Earlier in the week, Hanks gave an update on his and Rita’s condition, writing:
“Hey folks. Good news: One week after testing positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same. No fever but the blahs. Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch,” he shared.

Keeping his witty sense of humor, he jokingly added: “Bad news: my wife has won 6 straight hands of Gin Rummy and now leads by 201 points.”

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