CNN’s Chris Cuomo announced Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 saying, “I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!”

Cuomo is self-quarantined in his basement where he will record his shows.

He tweeted a brief statement:

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Cuomo was most recently at CNN’s offices in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of New York City last Friday. He anchored from his home on Monday, and interviewed his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The two men traded brotherly barbs about the anchorman’s basement live shot location.

Governor Cuomo spoke about his brother’s positive test result at New York state’s daily briefing on Tuesday.
“This virus is the great equalizer,” he said. “My brother, Chris, is positive for coronavirus. Found out this morning.”
The governor called Chris “my best friend” and added a little bit of the good-natured ribbing they’re known for: “He’s young; in good shape; strong -— not as strong as he thinks, but — he’ll be fine.”

All politics aside, this sucks. Sending Andrew Cuomo well-wishes for a swift recovery and safety for the rest of his family.


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