The White House announced late Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be suspending upcoming rallies in light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Trump had planned to travel to Nevada and Colorado for campaign events later in the week. No other rallies are currently scheduled.
The move follows an announcement by the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, saying they would be cancelling in-person campaign gatherings in favor of “virtual events.” Senator Bernie Sanders has also cancelled events due to the virus.
“Out of an abundance of caution from the Coronavirus outbreak, the President has decided to cancel his upcoming events in Colorado and Nevada,” said White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham in a statement.