Rachel Maddow will miss election protection and will probably be quarantined after shut contact testing. Constructive for COVID-19

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One of MSNBC’s biggest stars is forced to suspend cable news network’s continued election coverage.

Rachel Maddow will be in quarantine indefinitely and at home After a close contact tested positive for the coronavirus, the host announced on Friday. “I’ve tested negative so far but will be quarantined at home until I’m safely back to work without putting anyone at risk,” Maddow said in a tweet. She will at least miss the Friday primetime edition of her MSNBC show, which airs at 9 / 8c during the week and is one of the top rated newscasts on cable. It is not yet known when it might be back in action.

This happened at an inopportune time, of course, as the 2020 presidential election is still undecided after three days of voting. Cable news ratings have soared as viewers see the latest vote count from undecided states like Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada. (Democratic challenger Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump’s 214 with 253 votes at press time.)

MSNBC anchors Nicolle Wallace, Joy Reid and Brian Williams and breakout analyst Steve Kornacki will bridge the gap in Maddow’s absence. “I wish everyone patience and peace. May these remarkable times bring out the best in us, “Maddow concluded before adding,” See you soon! “

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