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2 hosts on ‘The View’ tested positive for COVID-19 — just minutes before interview with VP Kamala Harris

A producer later revealed that the 2 ‘View’ hosts were tested again and were negative

“The View” host Joy Behar interviews Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.
“The View” host Joy Behar interviews Vice President Kamala Harris, who was moved to another television studio, after two of the show’s other hosts tested positive for COVID-19 just prior to the vice president’s in-person appearance on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.
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A planned interview with Vice President Kamala Harris took an unexpected turn when two co-hosts on “The View” tested positive for COVID-19, Variety reported.

What happened on ‘The View’?

In the middle of Friday’s show — which was expected to include an in-person interview with Harris — a producer on “The View” abruptly asked hosts Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin to leave the stage.

After a commercial break, “The View” host Joy Behar revealed that Navarro and Hostin had “both apparently tested positive for COVID.”

Behar added that these were “breakthrough cases,” as both Navarro and Hostin are vaccinated, although it was not revealed why these results came in during the broadcast, Variety reported.

According to People magazine, a producer later revealed that the two “View” hosts were tested again and were negative. The hosts of “The View” are tested multiple times a week, the New York Post reported.

Harris did not interact with Hostin or Navarro before the show, CNN reported. The vice president ended up appearing on “The View” from a remote location in the studio building while the live audience and remaining hosts, Behar and Sara Haines, stayed in place.

“Sunny and Ana are strong women, and I know they’re fine, but it really does also speak to the fact that they’re vaccinated, and vaccines really make all the difference, because otherwise we would be concerned about hospitalization and worse,” Harris said during the shortened interview, according to Variety.