(TheFreedomFlag.com)- Fox News host Juan Williams tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus on Thursday, resulting in all other co-hosts of “The Five” to broadcast their show remotely. Williams has since gone into quarantine until he recovers from the viral infection.
66-year-old Williams did not appear on the Thursday episode of “The Five,” of which he is a regular host, prompting rumors online that he had tested positive for COVID. The New York Times claimed that two sources told them that Williams had tested positive in the Fox News HQ building in New York City that morning.
It indicates that Williams was likely asymptomatic, or at least not exhibiting serious symptoms, at the time he was tested.
A spokesperson for Fox News did not confirm whether Williams tested positive for the virus for employee confidentiality purposes. However. Williams told The Hill that he had tested positive and will be seeing out his quarantine in a hotel in Washington, D.C. He will be spending time away from home to ensure that he does not spread the virus to family members, including his wife.
Williams confirmed that he was “not great” but also “not dying or anything,” when he spoke to The Daily Beast.
“I’m worried about myself and my family,” he added. “My wife doesn’t want me to come back to the house right now. On lots of levels it’s concerning.”
BREAKING: Fox News host Juan Williams has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in quarantine, The Daily Beast has confirmed https://t.co/G3tJvMRntD
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 4, 2020
Williams added that he is worried about his health and his family and that he is guarding against “vagrant dark thoughts.”
A Fox News spokesperson explained how the network implemented company-wide rules relating to testing, which ultimately led to the diagnosis.
“Since the start of the pandemic, Fox News Media has implemented strict company-wide protocols adhering to all CDC and state guidelines, including regular testing of all in studio on-air personalities, mask mandates and daily health assessments for all employees entering the building,” the spokesperson added. “We will continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, including broadcasting The Five via home studios for the foreseeable future.”
So, you can expect The Five to look a little different for at least the next few weeks!