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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with the coronavirus and is quarantined in the basement of his home.  Cuomo is the third CNN to have tested positive for COVID-19.

“I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive, and I’ve had fevers, chills and shortness of breath,” Cuomo wrote in a post online, adding that he hoped he hadn’t spread the virus to his wife Cristina and his kids.

The anchor said he will continue to anchor his 9 p.m. program “Cuomo Prime Time” from his basement.

“We will all beat this thing by being strong, tough, and united!” the anchor added, sounding almost Trumpian.

Cuomo was at CNN’s offices in New York City last Friday, according to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter.

On Monday, he anchored his show from his home where he interviewed his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The vast majority of CNN employees have been working from home for several weeks. Anchors have been broadcasting from small studios and home offices. And office spaces are being regularly cleaned.

During the interview, Cuomo asked the governor if he was thinking about replacing Joe Biden on the Democrat ticket.

“Let me ask you something. With all of this adulation that you’re getting for doing your job, are you thinking about running for President? Tell the audience,” Chris Cuomo asked.

“No. No,” the governor replied.

When Chris Cuomo pressed his brother further about a presidential bid, Andrew Cuomo continued to flatly say no, he hadn’t even thought about it.

For the time being, Cuomo is “feeling fine,” according to Stelter.

Update:

Governor Cuomo commented on his brother’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis during his daily coronavirus press briefing, Tuesday.