WASHINGTON – The Democratic candidate for the vice presidency of the United States, Kamala Harris, will resume campaign trips next Monday, with a visit to Florida, after two people in their environment tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
On Monday, Harris will move to the cities of Orlando and Jacksonville, on the occasion of the first day of early voting in Floridasaid the Harris campaign and of the Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, it’s a statement.
The California senator canceled her campaign trips on Thursday after two people around her tested positive for the disease, although her team ruled out that she or Biden were at risk.
That day, Harris herself reported on Twitter that on Wednesday night she had learned that a member of her plane’s crew, who was not on her staff, and a member of her campaign had tested positive.
“I was not in close contact -as defined by the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control)– with none of them during the two days before their positive tests, ”he tweeted.
The senator, who was scheduled to travel to North Carolina on Thursday and to Ohio on Friday, decided to cancel all her trips until Sunday “to exercise extreme caution”, although she has continued to campaign virtually.
They ensure that there is no risk of contagion
Both Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, as Biden They tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the campaign.
Hours after the announcement, Biden’s campaign revealed that an official for the company that chartered the presidential candidate’s plane had also tested positive for the disease.
However, that person was at all times “more than 50 feet (15 meters) away from former Vice President Biden,” wearing a mask and “entered and left the plane through a rear entrance,” the campaign manager of Biden, Jen O’Malley Dillon.
“Therefore, the former vice president’s physician and campaign medical advisers believe that there is no need for the former vice president to quarantine,” added O’Malley Dillon.
Biden was also in contact with neither of the other two infected, and has continued with his schedule as scheduled.
The news came two weeks after US President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, a disease that was also infected by his wife Melania, son Barron, and some of his closest advisers, including the spokesperson for the White House, Kayleigh McEnany.