Joe Biden cancels Cleveland campaign rally over coronavirus concerns

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 17:01:57-04

CLEVELAND — Joe Biden's campaign is canceling its rally in Cleveland Tuesday evening.

Biden's campaign team issued the following statement in regards to the canceled event:

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.

Biden was scheduled to appear at a rally at Cuyahoga County Community College at 8:15 p.m.

Bernie Sanders also canceled his Cleveland rally that was scheduled to happen Tuesday night.

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