*Well, here’s an attention-getter. Chris Cuomo, the CNN news anchor, and brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Via Twitter on Tuesday, Cuomo, 49, announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed to people who are infected. Cuomo, of course, has extensively covered the coronavirus pandemic on the cable news network during his show “Cuomo Prime Time.”
“Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus. I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath,” Cuomo wrote.
“I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness! I am quarantined in my basement (which actually makes the rest of the family seem pleased!) I will do my shows from here,” he continued.
Cuomo concluded on a positive note: “We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!”
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Meanwhile, the easy on the eyes CNN anchor says he’s quarantining in his basement, where he’ll continue anchoring his show. He already anchored from home Monday and interviewed his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Gov. Cuomo just addressed his brother’s diagnosis at Tuesday’s coronavirus briefing … saying the virus doesn’t care how rich, powerful, young or old you are. Andrew says Chris is gonna be fine, but there’s a lesson in it for everyone.
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CNN says Chris was last at its NYC offices Friday and he’s the third case of coronavirus at the network’s Hudson Yards workspace. As you know, New York is considered the epicenter of the outbreak in the States.
Chris says he had symptoms associated with COVID-19 — fever, chills and shortness of breath — but he’s staying positive, vowing the country will beat the virus by remaining smart, tough and united.