CNN anchorman Chris Cuomo was cleared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and finally went out the basement of his house to rejoin his family after weeks of self-isolation.
He marked the end of his self-quarantine by capturing on video the movement he finally left the basement of this house.
“Alright, here it is, the official re-entry from the basement, cleared by CDC,” Cuomo said while climbing the stairs,”Cuomo said.
“This is what I’ve been dreaming of, literally, for weeks.” he added.
His wife, Christina, who was also diagnosed with COVID-19, has been allowed out of self-isolation, too, as she no longer has a fever or any other COVID symptoms, CNN reported.
However, Cuomo refrains from hugging or kissing his wife and children, “We’re still a little scared, so I’ll just give you one of these,” he explained.
He instead gave his wife and children a playful “hang loose” gesture, with fingers in and thumb and pinky out.
“[Coronavirus] has spooked the family. We’re spooked by this, like families that you’ve talked to all over the country,” he said. “There’s a little bit of a trauma and a recovery process that we’re going to have to go through, as you see families all having. I never heard of recovery. I didn’t know that this was like having some kind of baby trauma.”
“This is the dream, just to be back up here, doing normal things,” Cuomo said.
The host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time and the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, live and work at his basement after being diagnosed with coronavirus.