Chris Cuomo, the CNN presenter and brother of the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, which the Democratic politician used to affectionately reprimand his brother for having their mother at home, since It can be spread.
This was revealed by the presenter himself on Twitter when his brother informed journalists at a press conference about the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in New York state, where Chris Cuomo is now one of the almost 76,000 infected of the illness.
The news came a day after the Cuomo brothers spoke live in a CNN interview about the coronavirus outbreak, as they have done on other occasions.
“Everyone is subject to this virus. It is the great equalizer,” Governor Cuomo said at his press conference in Albany, where he added that his family discovered that Chris tested positive Tuesday morning.
“He will be fine. He is young, in good shape, strong … not as strong as he thinks, but he will be fine,” Governor Cuomo joked.
“I spoke to him this morning and he will be quarantined in the basement at home,” continued Andrew Cuomo, who said his brother “is simply concerned about his children and hopes he has not infected them.”
The governor took the opportunity to criticize his brother because, he said, about two weeks ago, I spoke with him about the inconvenience of the presenter having his mother, Matilda Cuomo, living in the same residence.
“I said it is a mistake,” Cuomo commented at the press conference. “She is older and healthy, but I told her: ‘You cannot have a mother in the house … you expose her to many things and you can expose her mother to the virus,” he said.
“Love sometimes needs to be a little bit smarter than just reactive,” added Cuomo, who recalled that “it is my family, it is his family, it is all our families. This virus is so insidious, and we have to take it into account Be aware of Matilda’s Law, remember who is vulnerable here and protect it. “
The governor, however, spoke fondly of his brother during the press conference. “That is not really who he is. He is a very sweet and beautiful boy. And he is my best friend,” he said.
The state of New York, epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, registered 75,795 cases on Tuesday, 9,298 more than yesterday, and 1,550 deaths, 332 more than yesterday.