The U.S. Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris suffered a setback in his campaign because one of her team members tested positive for the coronavirus.
In addition, a flight crew also tested COVID-19, which affected Harris’ plan to travel to North Carolina.
“I wasn’t in close contact — as defined by the CDC — with either during the 2 days prior to their positive tests,” wrote the VP nominee.
She said she tested negative twice this week and had no symptoms.
The Biden campaign said in a statement that as a precaution, she had cancelled her Sunday travel plan and added that she would be checked again on Thursday.
At the same time, she will continue to conduct online campaigns.
Harris said that she will be “transparent” about the test results she receives. She went on to urge everyone to wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash their hands regularly. “It is possible to stop the spread,” she said.
According to Reuters, Harris has planned a radical travel plan between his running mate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump before the November 3 election.
She was originally scheduled to appear in North Carolina on Thursday, which is a highly competitive battlefield state. Early voting has just begun and Trump will also campaign.
But the campaign said it learned on Wednesday night that Harris’ communications director Liz Allen and a crew member tested positive for the virus. The two sides travelled with Democratic senators during their campaign in Arizona on October 8.
Harris wore a mask during a shared flight with Allen and the crew, and they tested negative before and after the flight.
The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a particularly serious blow to the United States, causing more deaths than any other country, and upending the 2020 presidential election.
In particular, Democrats have increased the use of virtual campaigns, fundraising events and voting to limit spread and avoid unnecessary health risks.
Trump personally contracted the virus earlier this month, which put him in a regressive state during his signature campaign rally, which continued to attract large crowds and many attendees without protective masks.
Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, planned to cancel his travel on Thursday but resume in-person events on Friday since he and Harris have tested negative multiple times, the Biden campaign said.