Hollywood stars have sent their well wishes to Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson after they both tested positive for coronavirus while in Australia for a film project.

Hanks announced the news of their diagnosis on Twitter.  The 63-year-old Oscar-winner said he felt like he had a cold, while Wilson, also 63, suffered from chills.

In a statement, he said: "Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. 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!"

Tim Allen, who plays Buzz Lightyear in the animated film series opposite Hanks as Woody, tweeted a picture of his character and said: "Woody, I should have made you two wear my space suits!

"You and Rita rest and get well!"

Mia Farrow wished both Hanks and Wilson "big love" and a "speedy recovery", while Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeted: "Love and get well soon and come home soon to you and @RitaWilson."

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: "Wishing you both a speedy recovery, and sending lots of love."

Actress Jameela Jamil praised Hanks for the announcement he made on social media.

She tweeted: "A calm and sensibly informative note from the man I wish was president.

"Hope they feel better soon, and glad they are in good, sanitized hands #Hanks2024."