Coronavirus: Joe Biden will not hold campaign rallies

Coronavirus: Joe Biden will not hold campaign rallies

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) –

US Democrat Joe Biden has said he will not hold presidential campaign rallies during the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is the most unusual campaign, I think, in modern history,” Mr Biden said at a press conference in Delaware.

His rival, President Donald Trump, saw lower-than-expected turnout for a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June and his campaign has announced no new rallies.

Opinion polls show Mr Biden with an almost double-digit lead over Mr Trump as the 3 November election looms.

On Tuesday, Mr Biden told reporters: “I’m going to follow the doc’s orders – not just for me but for the country – and that means that I am not going to be holding rallies.

“I won’t be holding rallies.”

The former US vice-president under Barack Obama also said he has not yet been tested for Covid-19, which has killed almost 130,000 people in the US.

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