Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception at The Pool on Thursday, April 11, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
It was just announced that CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus.
CNN told the employees today and Cuomo also announced it on Twitter.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 31, 2020
“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,” Cuomo wrote in a message on Twitter.
“I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills and shortness of breath,” he wrote. “I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!”
Cuomo said he would be working from home, quarantined in his basement in New York. He actually did his show from his home on Monday, speaking with his brother, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
He’s not the first person at the CNN offices in New York City who has come down with it. This is the third case they have had there. Many have been working from home and the offices have been repeatedly cleaned, according to CNN.
People on both sides of the aisle sent Cuomo their best wishes.
Oh man. Wishing you the best and feel better!
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 31, 2020
Sending prayers and love to your family. And a healthy, speedy recovery to you Chris. ❤️
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) March 31, 2020
Praying for a speedy recovery and that your family stays healthy 💙
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) March 31, 2020
Prayers to you, your family, your city, your state, and our country right now.
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) March 31, 2020
I’ve given you a lot of criticism but I want you healthy Chris! Praying for your family to stay safe and for you to recover quickly!!
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) March 31, 2020
This virus is the great equalizer.
Stay strong little brother. You are a sweet, beautiful guy and my best friend.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 31, 2020