CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo has revealed he’s tested positive for coronavirus. Cuomo made the announcement Tuesday morning via Twitter. Cuomo reports he is quarantined in his basement and will continue to anchor his program from there.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 31, 2020
Cuomo hosted his show from his basement Monday, where he appeared healthy (see above).
His brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the diagnosis during his daily news conference:
“Found out this morning. Now he is going to be fine. He’s young, he’s in good shape, he’s strong, not as strong as he thinks. He’ll be fine. But, there is a lesson in this. He’s an essential worker, a member of the press so he has 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 did not get them infected.”
This is the third case of coronavirus involving CNN’s workspace in New York City. Employees were notified of another case in mid-March.Like other media companies, CNN has implemented sweeping changes in response to the pandemic. 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.