Richard Quest, a top CNN business anchor, has become the latest high-profile member of the news media to test positive for the novel coronavirus.
Last night, the news anchor appeared on his "Profitable Moment" segment. In a surprise twist, he explained that he had gone in for a test and received his positive diagnosis.
The 58-year-old has been one of CNN's most popular news anchors for years now. His segment, "Quest Means Business," is one of CNN's marquee shows, and he's been working in this period as well.
Amongst other things, Richard has been covering the coronavirus from the business angle. With companies and economies on shaky ground, his expert analysis has been impeccable. Sadly, it would appear that he's worked a little too close to the virus. In the clip, he said:
"Yep, I've got a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. I am grateful and thankful that I don't seem to have any of the horrific symptoms..."
He also complimented the efforts of his show's support staff for masking his cough. However, he did point out that the coughs have become particularly nasty.
Asides from the cough, however, he hasn't shown any other significant symptoms of the disease. His case, once again, proves that a lot of people who test positive can have the coronavirus and not show it.
George Stephanopoulos of ABC News announced that he has tested positive for the virus as well.
Quest is just one of the popular CNN news anchors to test positive for the coronavirus. The first was Chris Cuomo, the headliner of "Cuomo Prime Time." He tested positive for the virus last month.
"Cristina now has COVID. She is now positive. And it just breaks my heart. It's the one thing I was hoping wouldn't happen. And now it has."
Brooke Baldwin, another anchor at the network, tested positive for the virus earlier this month as well. She explained in an Instagram post that while she's okay, she's shown some mild symptoms.
All infected CNN anchors have committed to continue working during this period. The coronavirus has also affected much more than just CNN anchors.
Recently, George Stephanopoulos of ABC News announced that he has tested positive for the virus as well.
George and his wife, Ali Wentworth, have tested positive for the virus. They both also confirmed that they're feeling fine, but will stay with each other at home.