Ana Navarro, guest co-host on “The View” has finally addressed her recent dramatic exit from the show’s set due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Last Friday, the ABC talk show hosted Vice President Kamala Harris but things did not follow the usual trend set for some interviews.
Moments before the interview with the Vice president was scheduled to begin, producers on-set informed Navarro and co-host Sunny Hostin to leave the set. This looked strange to viewers as they saw the hosts suddenly step down from the platform a few minutes to the major interview.
After another break, it was disclosed that both co-hosts had tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Previously, Navarro kept mute about the whole ordeal but recently broke her silence about what really happened.
False Positive Error From The Previous Test
After receiving the news that her test result was positive for the COVID-19 virus, Navarro took an urgent step that same day to clarify things.
She went for another test to ascertain her status, and this time around, the result came back negative. This brought about the assumption that the first test result was a false positive.
Later that evening, Navarro spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about her status, as well as the awkward moment that unfolded on the live broadcast.
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“I’m doing great,” the television host announced, then gave appreciation to do those who sent in their good wishes. “I’m tested weekly. I co-host a couple of days a week and I usually get tested before I come into the building,” she added while on the chat.
“So, we are all tested weekly, there’s a lot of measures taken at The View. Like in your show, there’s limited staff on the floor, everybody’s wearing masks, except for the people on camera.”
Navarro stated that finding out about her results on television was a shocking moment for her. She also admitted that she was still reeling from the aftereffects of all that happened. However, all indications point that the first result was a false positive.
The Show Must Go On
Even though Navarro and Hostin stepped off the stage, it did not spell a wrap for the proposed interview for the day.
The other co-hosts Behar and Sara Haines, collated questions from the audience to fill the awkward moment while the producers figured out a way to interview Harris.
Eventually, the Vice president was interviewed remotely in another room within the ABC News building.
“We were sent backstage, the Vice president was in a different room and we had no contact with her for the whole day,” Navarro explained to Cooper.
“They’re trying to figure out what’s a safe way to conduct this interview and how do we do it? And I must say, his team rolled with it. it was crazy.
While we were locked in our dressing room, we ended up doing the interview via remote from that room, waiting for the test results we took.”
Navarro Talks About Her Preparation For The Interview
Still, on the interview with Cooper, the television host disclosed she was looking forward to the interview with Harris.
“It takes so much work to do an interview like this and it’s something that we were excited about,” Navarro explained.
“We were prepared to ask some tough questions. We were very proud to have the vice president come on “The View” and all of a sudden it turned into an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” It was just surreal.”
Unfortunately, the interview was brief since the show was about to end after the delay.
Harris’ Reaction To The Situation
While being interviewed remotely via a different room, Harris shared her concern for the duo and urged others to get vaccinated.
“Sunny and Ana are strong women, and I know they are fine,” said Harris when she made her delayed appearance.” But it also really does speak to the fact that they are vaccinated, and vaccines make all the difference because otherwise, we’d be concerned about hospitalization and worse.”
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The moment called attention to the far-reaching hands of the virus and why people should take careful steps to protect themselves.
Hostin is yet to make any comment on her status since the news broke out.