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CNN's Chris Cuomo tests positive for coronavirus, will continue primetime show from his basement


'I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus'

Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

In a post on the social media platform, Cuomo said that he had been exposed to the novel coronavirus in recent days after coming into contact with people who have subsequently tested positive for the virus.

"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.

"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, 49, will reportedly continue anchoring his primetime program from the basement of his New York home, where he will remain quarantined for the next two weeks.

The CNN anchor's brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), spoke about the news in a press briefing Tuesday morning, saying the virus is "the great equalizer" that does not discriminate based on race, gender, wealth, or status.

The governor said that he is thankful the situation is not worse and assured that his brother will be "fine" because he is "strong."

He also added that the news does provide a "lesson" for Americans; that they should be extra careful and take the virus seriously.

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