WASHINGTON – The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, due to take place on October 15, will take place virtually, the non-partisan Presidential Debate Commission said on Thursday.
Citing the need to “protect the health and safety of all concerned,” the commission said in a statement: “The second presidential debate will take the form of a city meeting where candidates would attend from various remote locations.”
The location of the debate in Miami, Florida and moderator, Steve Scully of C-SPAN, will remain unchanged, they said.
The announcement came six days after Trump announced earlier last Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for coronavirus.
Since Trump’s diagnosis, more than a dozen White House officials have tested positive for Covid-19.
The president was later transferred to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he received aggressive treatment of therapies under the care of a medical team for the next three days.
Trump was released from hospital into the care of White House doctors on Monday.
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