A reporter from CNN in the United States recently tweeted a picture of a smiling reporter from the U.K. who has recently arrived in a quarantine zone.
The tweet, which was retweeted over 100,000 times, read, “I have been in quarantine in the UK, so I am in the US.
How’s your newbie?”
The tweet came just one day after a New York Times reporter who arrived in the U.-S.
quarantine zone tweeted, “Just arrived in quarantine, I’m going to see what I can do.”
But in the immediate aftermath of the virus pandemic, it’s not clear if this tweet from the New York reporter, who is a Briton, was a genuine example of isolation or a fake.
As of Thursday morning, CNN’s tweet has received over 2,000 retweets and has been shared over 1 million times, CNN reported.
A spokesperson for CNN said they could not immediately respond to the New Yorker tweet because it was being used by a CNN producer who has been in isolation.
The New Yorker is not the only celebrity to be in isolation at the moment.
Former NFL star Michael Strahan, who was released from a hospital last month, tweeted Thursday that he was “in the US and is looking forward to meeting with people” but he would not be traveling to the United Kingdom for several weeks, CNN said.
In the meantime, he posted a photo of himself on Instagram wearing a “safe” shirt and said he would be “visiting my friends and family” in New York, according to CNN.
While the tweet about Strahan’s safety was retweeting from a British outlet, CNN did not identify the British outlet that sent the tweet.
In New York City, where the pandemic has spread rapidly and residents are not in control of their own health care, a number of celebrities have been quarantined.
One celebrity who has remained in isolation is comedian Sarah Silverman.
In an interview with “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Monday, Silverman said she is “very, very, very” nervous about going to New York.
She said she has not been in contact with her family, including her father, for weeks.
A number of other celebrities have also said they are feeling more secure in their health and that they would like to go back to New Jersey, but they are staying in isolation because of the spread of the coronivirus.
A spokesperson for the CDC said Thursday that the number of people in isolation has risen to about 300 people in New Jersey and New York state, the Associated Press reported.