Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who has canceled her travels over the weekend after her communications manager became infected with corona, has herself tested negative.
The vice presidential candidate’s campaign staff states that the communications manager and a crew member on the plane she used during a trip to Arizona on October 8, have tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon, there was no “close contact” between Harris and the crew member during the trip, and the vice presidential candidate is therefore not quarantined.
Out of caution, Harris will still cancel planned travel activities until Monday, October 19, and instead campaign online, O’Malley Dillon said on Thursday.
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On a trip with Biden
Her election campaign apparatus later that day stated that both Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff had again tested negative.
Harris was scheduled to travel to North Carolina on Thursday, where she would attend events to encourage advance voting.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was also on the trip to Arizona, but also did not have close contact with the two who have been diagnosed with the infection.
Harris and Biden also attended several events together in Arizona, had private meetings and met journalists at an airport. They wore face masks during public appearances, and according to advisers, they also wore face masks during closed meetings.
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Both Biden and Harris have taken several negative coronal tests since October 8. According to the plan, Biden will participate in a televised public meeting on Friday night, Norwegian time.
The cancellation of Harris’ travel business is putting a stop to the Biden campaign’s efforts in key states. After the North Carolina trip, Harris was going on to Ohio on Friday.