Days after they tested positive for COVID-19, “The View” cohosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro said they had false positive coronavirus tests.
Hostin and Navarro had to leave the set of the daily talk show Friday moments before they were to interview Vice President Kamala Harris on live television, The Associated Press reported.
“I’m happy to report that Sunny and Ana’s Friday results turned out to be false positives and everyone is safe, healthy and COVID-free. No one got it,” cohost Joy Behar said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “It was a mistake of some sort.”
None of the hosts — Hostin, Navarro, Behar or Sara Haines — had come in contact with Harris before the show started.
All four have been repeatedly tested since Friday and all of their results have come back negative.
But not all agree with how the situation was handled, especially Hostin who said on Monday, “It really was uncomfortable for my results to be released publicly before I even knew what was going on,” the AP reported.
She said the news of the test had an impact on her family’s life as her husband, who is a doctor, had to be pulled from surgery and her child had to leave school as a precaution.
Producer Brian Teta apologized to the hosts for the situation, including a sometimes awkward question and answer period with the audience that was used to fill time as Harris’ remote location was set up, the AP reported.
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