CNN anchor Chris Cuomo announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantined in his home’s basement.
In a statement on his Twitter account, Cuomo shared the diagnosis with his 1.5 million followers, assuring them he would still continue to work from home, and setting off a flood of well-wishes, including plenty from conservatives who can put politics aside.
“Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day,” Cuomo wrote in his tweet Tuesday.
“I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus. I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills, and shortness of breath,” he added.
I just hope I don’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness! I am quarantined in my basement (which actually makes the rest of the family seem pleased!) I will do my shows from here,” the 49-year-old host of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” wrote.
“We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!” he vowed.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 31, 2020
The CNN host, who is the son of the late New York Governor Mario Cuomo, interviewed his brother, the current Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while he presented his show from his home on Monday. CNN reported that, on Friday, Cuomo was at the network’s offices in the Hudson Yards neighborhood located in New York City, which is currently dealing with the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic as the death toll rises above 900. Cuomo’s is the third case of coronavirus at CNN’s New York City workspace, according to the network.
At New York state’s daily news briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo spoke about his brother whom he called “my best friend.”
“This virus is the great equalizer,” he said.
“My brother, Chris, is positive for coronavirus. Found out this morning,” the governor said. “He’s young; in good shape; strong -— not as strong as he thinks, but — he’ll be fine.”
“This virus is the great equalizer:”
Here’s what @NYGovCuomo said about “my best friend,” brother @ChrisCuomo, testing positive for Covid-19. “He will be fine.” pic.twitter.com/Lf91IIbseU
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 31, 2020
Cuomo’s announcement set off a wave of responses on social media where he was wished a quick recovery from colleagues and fans alike.
God bless you, brother. Sending love and prayers from DC. 💪 🙏
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 31, 2020
Sending positive and healing thoughts to @ChrisCuomo — prayers for a quick recovery and best to your family! We know that the coronavirus cares nothing about position of prominence or proximity to power. It is stalking us all.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 31, 2020
But Cuomo was also showered with prayers and well-wishes from those who are on the opposite side of the political and ideological spectrum from him.
While the liberal media spent most of the last few hours on Twitter bashing MyPillow founder Mike Lindell for praising President Trump during an appearance at the coronavirus press briefing Monday, Cuomo was regaled with sincere hopes for his recovery.
We’re all in this together, so drop the politics. Be better than that. We may not often agree with Cuomo or his network, but we wish him a speedy recovery and hope the spread within CNN is contained. #Coronavirus https://t.co/WsATLJYWfu
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) March 31, 2020
I disagree with nearly everything Chris Cuomo has to say, but it sucks that he has tested positive for coronavirus and I wish him a speedy recovery.
Get well soon, Fredo.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 31, 2020
It wasn’t that long ago that Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul tested positive for COVID-19 and liberals launched celebratory messages at the news, enjoying what they saw as well-deserved karma.
But conservatives showed what really matters as Cuomo’s news was met with tons of genuine concern and support.
Best wishes to .@ChrisCuomo and his family. Prayers for a speedy recovery. And prayers and best wishes to everyone impacted by this “invisible enemy”.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 31, 2020
Praying for your recovery, @ChrisCuomo, and for your family — we’re all in this one together! https://t.co/bbIjtlpYtZ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 31, 2020
Praying for @ChrisCuomo and his family as he deals with his diagnosis. We believe in the power of prayer.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) 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
Rooting and praying for a swift & full recovery!
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 31, 2020
Sending strength and prayers for you and your family @ChrisCuomo. We need all of the Cuomo’s right now! Please stay strong and get healthy as soon as possible. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 31, 2020
Prayers up for @ChrisCuomo
— Jack M. Posobiec, IWO (@JackPosobiec) March 31, 2020
Praying for you! Get well soon.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 31, 2020
Sending prayers and love to your family. And a healthy, speedy recovery to you Chris. ❤️
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) March 31, 2020
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