COVID-19: US Vice-Presidential Contender’s Aides Test Positive

Two individuals involved with the election campaign of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden have tested positive.

A statement by Biden’s campaign manager said one was the communications director for Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris and the other a non-staff flight crew member.

Senator Harris was not in close contact with them during the two days preceding their positive tests, and therefore – based on current US guidelines – did not need to quarantine, the statement said.

“Regardless, out of an abundance of caution and in line with our campaign’s commitment to the highest levels of precaution, we are canceling Senator Harris’s travel through Sunday, October 18th,” it added.

The US presidential election is on 3 November.

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