Sanders, Biden Cleveland events canceled because of coronavirus concerns

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CLEVELAND (WJW)– Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden canceled campaign events in Cleveland because of coronavirus.

Sanders was scheduled to speak at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Biden was set to appear at Cuyahoga Community College Recreation Center Tuesday evening.

“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. All future Bernie 2020 events will be evaluated on a case by case basis,” a Sanders campaign spokesman 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 evening. Additional details on where the Vice President will address the press tonight are forthcoming,” said Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager and communications director.

Ohio’s primary is March 17.

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