US presidential candidate Joe Biden was tested negative for the corona virus on Friday. His wife also tested negative, the Democrat reports in a statement on Twitter.
“I am happy to report that Jill and I have been tested negative for the corona virus. Thank you for all your support,” said the 77-year-old presidential candidate. He added that his message is a reminder to wear a face mask and keep your distance.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her husband also tested negative for the corona virus on Friday.
A campaign employee of Biden announced that the former vice president will travel to Michigan on Friday to campaign.
Biden and his wife were tested after it was announced on Friday that President Donald Trump and his wife Melania had tested positive. Biden and Trump met at the presidential debate on Tuesday. They did, however, keep their distance from each other.
Had Biden been in close contact with Trump (or any other infected person), he would have to remain in quarantine for a while despite his negative test. This is because of the incubation period: it takes a while for a test to recognize the virus. However, that does not seem to be the case in this case.
Biden and Trump faced each other this week in the first debate leading up to the Nov. 3 election. The two presidential candidates kept their distance from each other.
President Trump (74) reported his positive corona test on Twitter himself on Friday. Later in the day, Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff, announced that the US president is showing mild symptoms.
Trump’s adviser Hope Hicks also tested positive for the virus earlier.