Joining the CNN host in the growing list of TV personalities who have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic spread around the world are Donna Air and BBC newsreader George Alagiah.
AceShowbiz -CNN host Chris Cuomo and British TV personality Donna Air have joined the growing list of celebrities testing positive for the coronavirus.
Cuomo, who is the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, revealed he has self-quarantined with COVID-19 in a statement posted to social media on Tuesday, March 31.
“Soooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for corona virus,” the 49-year-old wrote. “I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had a fever, chills and shortness of breath.”
“I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and (wife) Cristina. That would make me feel worse than the illness! I am quarantined in my basement.”
Cuomo plans to host his CNN shows from his basement for the foreseeable future as he battles the virus.
Meanwhile, Air has revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 after developing “mild flu-like symptoms” earlier this month. The 40-year-old announced her diagnosis on her Instagram page on Tuesday afternoon and explained she is donating to the National Health Service because she is “aware what a privilege it is to be able access tests privately.”
Air told followers she is on lockdown with her teenage daughter, Freya, and revealed none of her loved ones are displaying any symptoms.
Meanwhile, BBC newsreader George Alagiah has also tested positive for the coronavirus.
Alagiah, who is battling bowel cancer, has revealed he is in recovery after being diagnosed with a mild form of the virus.
“If I can live with cancer, I can certainly live with COVID-19,” he told the BBC. “I don’t want to trivialise, because I seem to have had a mild dose, but actually, the very fact that we are living with cancer I think gives us an edge.”
“We’ve confronted those difficult, dark moments in our life. And in some ways, I think that we, those of us living with cancer, are stronger because we kind of know what it is like to go into something where the outcomes are uncertain. And I certainly feel that having had that experience, in my case six years as a cancer patient, I went into this feeling actually quite strong.”
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