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Fox News’ Juan Williams ‘worried’ as he tests positive for coronavirus and is ‘not great’ as The Five tapes remotely

FOX News favorite Juan Williams said he is "worried" and feels "not great" as he has tested positive for coronavirus and The Five is set to tape remotely.

Williams spoke about his diagnosis on Thursday, as he said he's "concerned" after getting the positive Covid-19 result, The Daily Beast reported.

The Daily Beast confirmed Williams' positive result.

“I’m not great but I’m not dying or anything. I’m worried about myself and my family," Williams told The Daily Beast.

He added: “I’m just worried about my health and my family at this juncture."

As Williams – a Fox News analyst and columnist for The Hill – spoke about his diagnosis, The Five is to start taping remotely.

The show will be remote "for the foreseeable future," a spokesperson from Fox confirmed in a statement to The Sun.

A spokesperson from Fox declined comment to The Sun, citing employee privacy and confidentiality of health records.

A Fox News Media spokesperson emphasized the company has taken steps to curb Covid-19 spread amid the pandemic in a statement to The Sun.

"Since the start of the pandemic, FOX News Media has implemented strict company-wide protocols adhering to all CDC and state guidelines, including regular testing of all in studio on-air personalities, mask mandates and daily health assessments for all employees entering the building," Fox said.

"We will continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, including broadcasting The Five via home studios for the foreseeable future," the company added.

Williams had taped a live episode of The Five in Fox's Midtown Manhattan headquarters on Wednesday afternoon – just a day before his diagnosis was revealed, according to The New York Times.

He had been on vacation on November 18 and returned to work just four days ago, on Monday.

Sources told The Times Williams received his positive test on Thursday afternoon.

He was absent from the Thursday evening episode of The Five.

Other hosts on the show appeared remotely.

Williams has been critical of Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He's often been the liberal voice on The Five – an outlier from the other majority conservative-leaning hosts.

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