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The Democratic National Committee has, Sunday’s scheduled Democratic presidential debate in Phoenix, Ariz moved.a studio in Washington, DC, where the former Vice-President Joe Biden and sen. Bernie Sanders debate without a live audience, amid coronavirus fears is.
“Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid cross-country travel, have decided to all the parties involved, to hold that the best way forward on Sunday, the debate on the CNN studio in Washington, DC, with a live audience,” DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement Thursday.
She also announced that a moderator Jorge Ramos will be the step back from this debate through contact with someone who was in contact with someone who tested positive.
NO LIVE AUDIENCE AT THE NEXT DEM DEBATE IN THE MIDST OF CORONAVIRUS
“In addition, the DNC, CNN, and Univision has recently learned that Univision anchor and moderator Jorge Ramos she was in the vicinity with someone who drove in direct contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus”. “Both Mr. Ramos and the person he was in contact with a good health and symptom-free. Despite the rooms of medical professionals in and out of an abundance of caution, Jorge decided to step aside from participating in the forthcoming 15. March of the democratic debate. Univision News Anchor Ilia Calderón, the debate in his place will be moderated.”
She added: “Our number one priority has and will continue to for the safety of employees, campaigns and all parties involved in the debate.”
The DNC had announced on Wednesday that the debate would take place, as planned, in Arizona, but without a live audience “at the request of the two campaigns, and out of an abundance of caution.”
The decision that the event in DC comes a day after the world health organization called the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, an international pandemic.
President trump in the night on Thursday in a speech to the nation from the Oval Office, said he called a temporary halt to air travel in the United States of Europe, with the exception of flights from the United Kingdom and those included with the cargo, in an attempt to, the spread of the virus.
“The virus will not stand a chance against us. No nation is more prepared or more resilient,” Trump.
The outbreak is believed to have its origin in an animal and seafood market in the city of Wuhan, China.
As of Thursday morning, there were more than 1,300 cases of the coronavirus in the United States, in 44 States, including Washington, DC, The US has, so far, seen cases 36 coronavirus-related death.
US CAPITOL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN THE MIDST OF CORONAVIRUS
For most people, the new coronavirus is only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and coughing caused. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can lead to more serious illnesses, including pneumonia.
The vast majority of people recover from the virus. To recover, according to the World Health Organization, people with mild disease again in about two weeks, while those with more severe disease, three to six weeks.
Fox News’ Lee Ross, Tara Prindiville and The Associated Press contributed to this report.