Coronavirus: CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo, Brother Of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Test Positive
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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo revealed on Twitter that he is positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been relentless in trying to manage the pandemic at the U.S. epicenter, talked about the diagnosis of his “best friend.”
Chris posted that he is feeling fine apart from fever, chills and shortness of breath. He said that he will continue to work on his show, Cuomo Prime Time, from his home’s basement as he has to be quarantined from the rest of his family.
In an interview on Sirius XM, Chris said that he’s not the story. “I am fine,” the anchor said. “There are people who are in rough shape because of this, and we have got to deal with that.”
Older brother Andrew said in a press conference in New York that his brother is going to be alright since he is strong and young.
“He is really a sweet, beautiful guy. He is my best friend. My father was always working so it was always me and Chris,” the governor said.
The Cuomo brothers, the sons of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, have been raising the Americans spirit amid this public health crisis. They would often rib each other whenever Chris interviews his brother on his show.
Last week, the brothers argued about who is their mother’s favorite child in the midst of tackling New York’s response to the coronavirus.
CHRIS CUOMO: There’s always time to call mom. She wants to hear from you. Just so you know.
ANDREW CUOMO: I called mom just before I came on this show. By the way, she said I was her favorite. Good news is she said you are her second favorite. Second favorite son, Christopher. pic.twitter.com/wogd0oP2tb
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) March 17, 2020
Speaking of their mom, Andrew said that he’s worried she may have contracted the virus from his brother.
“My mother was at his house [two weeks ago] and I said that is a mistake. Now, my mother is in a different situation. She is older and she is healthy, but I said, ‘You can’t have mom at the house,’” the governor shared. “And he said, ‘No, no — Mom is lonely. She wants to be in the house, she’s cooped up in the apartment.’ I said, ‘I feel bad that she is cooped up in her apartment too, but you bring her to your house and you expose her to a lot of things. … You could expose Mom to the virus.’”
The Cuomo brothers agreed that their mother should be with their sister in Westchester since both their jobs will always put their families at risk as they are exposed to different people.
Chris, however, is confident that he will get better quickly.
“We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!” the anchor wrote.