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Meet the Cuomo family, the New York political dynasty that's become the face of America's response to the coronavirus pandemic

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  • The Cuomo family has risen to prominence amid the coronavirus outbreak.
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has been in the national spotlight for leading New York State through the pandemic. Recent Business Insider polling found that he was one of the most trusted figures in the US amid the crisis.
  • Meanwhile, his younger brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, was diagnosed with the virus in March. He revealed on April 20 that he's now out of quarantine.
  • New York is one of the states most heavily affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The governor has responded to the crisis by demanding more ventilators for hospitals, advocating more widespread coronavirus testing, and imposing a statewide stay-at-home order.
  • Their father is the late Mario Cuomo, a former governor of New York.
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The Cuomo family is one of the most notable dynasties in New York politics. Mario Cuomo was the governor of New York for over a decade, serving three terms. His eldest son, Andrew, is the current governor of New York, while Mario's youngest son, Chris, is a primetime news anchor on CNN.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has been in the national spotlight in recent months for leading New York through the coronavirus pandemic, as the state has become the epicenter of the virus in America.

Meanwhile, Chris announced he'd tested positive for the coronavirus on March 31; as of April 20, he is no longer in quarantine

Representatives for Andrew and Chris Cuomo didn't immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider about the brothers' personal lives, careers, real estate, earnings, and respective controversies.

Keep reading to find out more about the Cuomo family and some of its most prominent members.

The Cuomo family is one of the most powerful and influential New York political dynasties.

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The most widely-known members of the family are Mario Cuomo, the former three-term governor; Andrew Cuomo, the current governor; and Chris Cuomo, a CNN primetime news anchor.



On March 31, CNN reported that Chris tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Previously, he had been hosting his prime time show from the basement of his home. Chris confirmed that he'll continue to do so while "quarantined in [his] basement."

"In these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus," Chris wrote on Twitter. "We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!"

On April 14, Chris revealed that his wife, magazine editor Cristina Greeven, had also started to show symptoms, and the next day, CNN reported that she had tested positive for the virus

On April 21, Chris revealed he is no longer in quarantine. 

Source: CNN, CBS News



His older brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has been in the national spotlight in recent weeks as people praise his leadership of New York State through the coronavirus pandemic.

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New York is the hardest-hit state in the US.

On March 20, the governor signed an executive order mandating that all nonessential businesses keep their employees home starting on March 22, Business Insider's Bryan Pietsch reported. The order also encouraged New Yorkers to avoid gathering in groups and using public transportation unless absolutely necessary.

He also enacted "Matilda's Law," named for his mother, which seeks to protect vulnerable people, including those over the age of 70, during the pandemic.

A March Business Insider poll found that Cuomo and Dr. Anthony Fauci, a White House expert on infectious diseases, were Americans' most trusted leaders on the coronavirus outbreak; both ranked far above President Donald Trump.




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