Joe Biden’s current Kamala Kamala Harris announced on Thursday to cancel her campaign trips until Sunday due to two positive cases of Covid-19 discovered in her entourage.
A setback in the democratic campaign. US Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris will cancel her trip until Sunday, Joe Biden’s campaign team said on Thursday (October 15). Two members of the Harris team, including his communications manager, have tested positive for Covid-19.
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“Out of caution and in line with our campaign team’s commitment to the highest levels of prudence, we will suspend Senator Harris’ travels until Sunday, October 18,” Jen O’Malley said in a statement. Dillon, a campaigner for the Democratic White House candidate.
In a lengthy statement, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon announces two people involved in the campaign that tested positive for Covid, including Kamala Harris’s commission director. pic.twitter.com/0PNR4USZYy
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The two individuals traveled by air with the senator on October 8.
According to the campaign team, Kamala Harris has since performed two PCR tests, all of which came back negative. The senator was not in contact with the two individuals “during the 48 hours that preceded their positive test,” she specifies.
This announcement is the latest twist in a presidential campaign turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic, two weeks after the day after Donald Trump tested positive.