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David Campbell breaks silence on terrifying coronavirus quarantine

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David Campbell has broken his silence on his terrifying coronavirus scare.

The Today Extra star was forced into quarantine after Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson, who appeared on the breakfast TV show on Monday, tested positive for the virus

WATCH: David Campbell self isolates after interviewing Tom Hanks’ wife Rita

“So it’s been a wild 24 hours,” Campbell wrote on Twitter.

He continued: “Firstly. @RitaWilson is delightful. So charming. Contrary to some reporting her husband wasn’t in studio. Rita was hyper vigilant about the threat of Coronavirus and we did not touch. I feel for her and @tomhanks as they are so nice and popular.

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David Campbell has broken his silence on his terrifying coronavirus scare. (Credit: Instagram )

The 63-year-old Forrest Gump star revealed the shock diagnosis on Thursday, sharing a photo of a pair of gloves in a cytotoxic rubbish bin. 

The couple tested positive while in the Gold Coast, where Hanks is about to start filming a flick. 

“We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too.

“To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

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Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has shocked fans by revealing he and his wife Rita have tested positive for Coronavirus while travelling in Australia. (Credit: Getty)

After the announcement, Campbell went into self-isolation. 

Speaking on 2GB’s Afternoons with Deborah Knight, he revealed: “I interviewed her on Monday, Deb. She came into the Today Extra studios on Monday and she was delightful and really nice and she didn’t have any symptoms of anything.”

He added: “She was cautious. She actually made a joke coming into the studios, saying we shouldn’t shake hands, we should bump elbows. So we bumped elbows.”

David and his Today Extra co-host Belinda Russell, who was also on the panel when they interviewed Rita, are both taking precautionary measures.

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Tom shared an ambiguous photo of a pair of gloves in a cytotoxic rubbish bin, along with a lengthy message to fans. (Credit: Instagram)

Hanks has since given fans an update on he and wife Rita’s diagnosis. 

The Hollywood legend took to Instagram on Friday to let fans know that he and his wife are “taking it one day at a time”. 

“Rita Wilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us,” he wrote on Instagram.

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The Forrest Gump star went on to say that he and Rita will now play the waiting game – in isolation – until they are given more instructions by medical and hospital staff. (Credit: Getty)

“We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time.

“There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx.”

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