Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will postpone journey after two individuals concerned within the Biden presidential group examined optimistic for Covid-19, the marketing campaign stated Thursday.
The marketing campaign discovered late Wednesday that Liz Allen, Harris’ communications director, and a “non-staff flight crew member” contracted the coronavirus, in line with a press release from marketing campaign supervisor Jen O’Malley Dillon. Neither of the people who examined optimistic had contact with Harris or former Vice President Joe Biden within the 48 hours earlier than their outcomes got here again.
Even so, O’Malley Dillon stated the marketing campaign canceled Harris’ journey by Sunday “out of an abundance of warning.” The California senator was scheduled to journey to swing-state North Carolina on Thursday.
The Biden marketing campaign stated each individuals who examined optimistic have been on a flight with Harris on Oct. 8, however she was not inside 6 toes of them for greater than 15 minutes. Harris has taken two PCR assessments for Covid-19 because the day of the flight, most just lately Wednesday, and each got here again unfavorable.
Her husband, Douglas Emhoff, has taken three PCR assessments since Oct. Eight and so they returned unfavorable. The marketing campaign additionally canceled his deliberate journey on Thursday.
The information of infections to individuals concerned within the Biden marketing campaign follows an outbreak inside President Donald Trump‘s White House, household and presidential marketing campaign during which greater than 30 have examined optimistic together with Trump, the primary woman and their son Barron.
Biden and Harris have focused the president for what they name recklessness in flouting the very best beneficial practices for limiting the unfold of the virus. Trump and his allies have mocked masks and social distancing practices regardless of their confirmed effectiveness in curbing the unfold of Covid-19.
Trump returned to in-person campaigning, full with giant crowds, as quickly as doctors said he was no longer infectious. After Trump was hospitalized and handled for Covid-19 earlier this month, he has downplayed the results of the virus even as it continues to spread across the country.
After Trump’s Covid-19 analysis, the Committee on Presidential Debates opted to make Thursday’s face-off between the president and Biden a digital occasion. The Trump marketing campaign then stated it could not take part.
ABC and NBC plan to hold dueling town halls with Biden and Trump, respectively, at Eight p.m. ET on Thursday.