Coronavirus | Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, wife Rita test positive, US imposes travel ban for Europeans


Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita have tested positive for coronavirus in Australia. The actor who is in the country to shoot for his upcoming film based on the life of Elvis Presley, took to Instagram to confirm the news.

In another latest development, US President Donald Trump has announced a travel ban for all European nations, barring the UK, for 30 days to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic amid rising cases of infection.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases in India has risen to 68 after 11 cases were reported in Maharashtra including two in Maximum City Mumbai.

There were also two other positive cases reported on Wednesday — one each from Delhi and Rajasthan.

Earlier, the health ministry said five positive cases have been reported in Delhi, while nine people were diagnosed with the infection in Uttar Pradesh till Wednesday morning.

The total number of confirmed cases include 16 Italians, the ministry said.

So far, Kerala has reported the most number of cases – 14 including the three patients who were discharged last month following their recovery.


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