CNN anchor Chris Cuomo took to Twitter Tuesday to announce he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
According to CNN, Cuomo has been anchoring his show “Cuomo Prime Time” from home and was last at CNN’s New York City office last Friday. He is feeling well and will continue to anchor his show remotely.
“Soooo 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,” Chris Cuomo tweeted.
Cuomo wrote that he is quarantining himself in his basement, where he has been filming his show. He added that he has “had fever, chills, and shortness of breath” and was in contact with people who later tested positive for the virus.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 31, 2020
Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo’s brother, addressed the news during a press conference on Tuesday.
“Everyone, everyone is subject to this virus. It is the great equalizer. I don’t care how smart or how rich or how powerful you think you are, I don’t care how young or how old. This virus is a great equalizer,” he said. Continued Below
“My brother, Chris is positive for coronavirus. Found out this morning,” the New York governor said. “Now he is going to be fine. He’s young, in good shape, strong –- not as strong as he thinks. But, he will be fine. But, there is a lesson in this.”
“He’s an essential worker –- member of the press, so he’s been out there. You go out there, the chance that you get infected is very high. I spoke to him this morning. And he’s going to be quarantined in his basement at home. He’s just worried about his daughter and his kids, that he hopes he didn’t get them infected,” he said.
“He’s a really sweet, beautiful guy, and he is my best friend,” the New York governor added. Video Below
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s full remarks:
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his brother, Chris Cuomo, was tested positive with coronavirus:
“He's a really sweet, beautiful guy, and he is my best friend” https://t.co/GhuTW6b2DC pic.twitter.com/BnBNBWeJ0m
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 31, 2020