Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, had himself tested live on television on Sunday for the new coronavirus.
He called on his employees to follow his example and get tested too.
Cuomo has undergone several tests since the onset of the epidemic, but it is the first time he has done that for the cameras.
“If I’m not there tomorrow, it means that I tested positive”, it still sounded.
New York State has been particularly affected by the new coronavirus, with over 350,000 confirmed cases and 22,000 deaths.