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'View' host Ana Navarro tests negative for coronavirus after testing positive before Harris interview

"The View" co-host Ana Navarro said Friday evening that she has tested negative for COVID-19 after testing positive earlier in the day ahead of an interview with Vice President Harris. 

Navarro confirmed on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" that she's since taken a rapid antigen test and a PCR test, both of which returned negative results. She said she is waiting for a third test so she can fly home to Miami.

Navarro applauded Harris's team, the Secret Service and the team at "The View" for how the situation was handled.

"It takes so much work to do an interview like this," Navarro said. "We were very proud to have the vice president come on 'The View,' and then it turned into an episode of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' It was surreal."

 

Navarro and co-host Sunny Hostin both tested positive earlier Friday, causing Harris to appear virtually for the interview rather than in person as planned. Fellow host Joy Behar announced that the two had tested positive after they were ushered off set and the program went to a commercial break.

In explaining the moment the two were rushed off stage, Navarro said that she and Hostin had been told of the positive COVID-19 tests while on the air.

"We learned about these positive COVID tests ... while we're sitting there on the air," Navarro said.

Navarro further said that Behar, who was on the other side of the table, likely couldn't see what was going on when Navarro and Hostin were informed of their positive tests.   

"This is in the middle of live TV," Navarro said. "And as you know, Anderson, the show must go on." 

Navarro said that she and Hostin were sent to another room. Neither of the women had contact with Harris for the entire day.

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