Gov. Cuomo's Brother, Chris Cuomo, Makes Surprise Appearance At Daily Coronavirus Briefing

Erica Brosnan
April 02, 2020 - 3:12 pm

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo made a special guest appearance Thursday during his brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefing.

The younger Cuomo, who appeared on video from his basement, has been in self-quarantine since Tuesday after he was diagnosed with coronavirus.

Gov. Cuomo said many people have been concerned about the CNN anchor and he wanted to assure people his brother is doing well.

“My brother, my little brother, tested positive for coronavirus. A lot of people are concerned about him, obviously, people in my family but even beyond that, you know, New Yorkers are very compassionate,” Gov. Cuomo said.

The governor said he’s been in regular contact with the younger Cuomo and said he was “up and spry and much his normal self.”

Appearing on video, Chris Cuomo kept things light with his older brother.

“I’m doing pretty well, all things considered,” the younger Cuomo said. “This is very tough. I get it now. I’ve now become part of this group of people who have this virus and they’re reaching out.”

He said he feels lucky as others “have this five, eight, 10 days – constant virus, constant fever and it’s tough.”

Chris Cuomo joked that he was forced to wear a hat on FaceTime with his brother because the virus is “not going great with my hair.”

He then jabbed at Gov. Cuomo joking, “You look like you've been cutting your own hair, which some people are good at, some are not.”

The CNN anchor tested positive for the virus on Tuesday and appeared on his show, “Cuomo Prime Time,” Wednesday night from his basement.

He said that while he may not always be able to do his show, he will try his best to do so when he can.

Chris Cuomo also explained the Gov. Cuomo that he has been experiencing some interesting fever dreams while sickened by coronavirus.

Talking to his older brother, he said: “You came to me in a dream. You had on a very interesting ballet outfit and you were dancing in the dream and waving a wand and saying, ‘I wish I could wave my wand and make this go away.’”

The governor joked: “Obviously the fever has affected your mental capacity.”

The two Cuomos reiterated the importance of maintaining social distancing and traded praise for each other.

They also promised that they would “go fishing, have a drink and laugh” once everything was over.

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