Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden's presidential campaigns both abruptly canceled rallies set for Tuesday night in Cleveland due to coronavirus concerns.
Sanders campaign communications director Mike Casca said:
Out of concern for public health and safety, we are canceling tonight's rally in Cleveland. We are heeding the public warnings from Ohio state officials, who have communicated concern about holding large, indoor events during the coronavirus outbreak. Sen. Sanders would like to express his regret to the thousands of Ohioans who had planned to attend the event tonight.
Biden campaign spokesperson Kate Bedingfield said:
In accordance with guidance from public officials and out of an abundance of caution, our rally in Cleveland, Ohio tonight is cancelled. We will continue to consult with public health officials and public health guidance and make announcements about future events. In the coming days. Vice President Biden thanks all of his supporters who wanted to be with us in Cleveland this. Additional details on where Vice President Biden will address the press tonight are forthcoming.
? This is the first time the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the 2020 election cycle.