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India Infection Peak Seen; Green Lane Travel: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — European leaders intensified efforts to tamp down surging infections, with Ireland enacting severe restrictions. Soaring cases in U.S. battleground states pose a challenge for President Donald Trump two weeks before the election.

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India has already seen a peak in the number of new infections and may be able to contain the world’s second-largest outbreak by February, according to a government panel of scientists. The Philippines shortened curfew hours in Manila and eased the stay-at-home order to further reopen its economy.

Discussions to open up travel for business purposes continue to take place in Asia, with the governments of Japan and China reportedly close to an agreement to resume business travel between the countries as soon as this week.

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Japan, China Near Agreement to Resume Business Travel (7:29 a.m. HK)

The governments of Japan and China will agree to resume business travel between the countries as soon as this week, Yomiuri reports, citing an unidentified Japanese government official.

Those planning long stays will be required to undergo 14 day quarantine, but will be exempt for short stays provided certain conditions are met

Texas Hospitals Strain to Cope in Newest Hotspots (7:27 a.m. HK)

Almost one-fourth of all hospital beds in the El Paso, Texas, area are occupied by virus patients and the region with almost 1 million residents has just 16 intensive-care beds available, state health department data showed.

In the state’s newest hotspots of El Paso, Lubbock, Amarillo and Laredo, hospitals’ virus loads are approaching or already above the 15% threshhold set forth by Governor Greg Abbott for emergency status.

Meanwhile, data lags continue to dog efforts to track the trajectory of the outbreak in the second-largest US state. On Monday, the state disclosed 2,440 previously uncounted cases, a tally which outnumbered the actual figure for new daily detections by more than 7%.

CDC Urges Masks While on Transit (6:41 a.m. HK)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a “strong recommendation” for mask-wearing by both passengers and operators on planes, trains, buses and taxis to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Masks should cover a person’s nose and mouth and be worn while traveling in and out of the U.S. as well as within the country, the agency said. Operators should require them for the entire time of travel and deny entry to anyone not wearing one.

The change was reported earlier by the Washington Post, which said it followed airline industry

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‘If I can travel in the New Normal, and not worry about the virus and take pictures, I’d buy the new iPhone 12’

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a boy sitting in a chair in front of a laptop: The new iPhone comes seven months into a pandemic and a related economic shockwave that’s scrambled so many parts of everyday life, spending habits included.


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The new iPhone comes seven months into a pandemic and a related economic shockwave that’s scrambled so many parts of everyday life, spending habits included.

Now that Apple (AAPL) has revealed its first round of iPhones with 5G network connectivity, some experts say the release could spur a wave of consumer upgrades to the high-speed new line of phones.

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But Roy Okendo, who has had eight iPhones since 2008, will not be part of the crowd. Or, at least not until he can get back to traveling and taking photos to document his journeys.

“If I can travel in the new normal and not worry about the virus and take pictures, I would buy the new iPhone 12,” the 26-year-old Chicago resident told MarketWatch.

But that’s not the way things are right now for the man working from home in the IT client services sector. “I can’t go out, and use it as much,” he said.

Okendo typically travels at least four times a year, snapping shots of cool architecture or landscapes along the way. This year, there’s only been one September trip to Atlanta. He currently owns an iPhone 11, and he doesn’t regard the iPhone 12 as a big departure.



a man that is standing in the grass: Roy Okendo is holding off, for now, on an iPhone 12.


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Roy Okendo is holding off, for now, on an iPhone 12.

In a recent consumer survey, market research firm Mintel Compremedia asked people to list all the reasons they made a technology purchase since the pandemic’s start.

The top reason (55%) was extra money from stimulus checks or suddenly freed-up money meant for other things, like commuting or cancelled vacations. The second reason (50%) was to improve productivity at home and the third (28%) was extra money from not going out, the survey said.

The iPhone 12’s lowest-priced model is $699 and price tags for the two Pro model start at $999 and $1,099. Two models will be in stores on Oct. 23 and another two models on Nov. 13.

Okendo has friends do typically buy the latest smartphones, driven by the cachet in having the latest device. “I don’t think I need that validation. I like my phone for the capabilities,” he said.

The new iPhone comes seven months into a pandemic and a related economic shockwave that’s scrambled so many parts of everyday life, spending habits included. Hand sanitizer, paper towel and toilet paper sales spiked at one point. So did oat milk , dumbbells, yeast, and vegetable seeds.

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And smartphone sales? They went the other direction. American consumers bought 22 million smartphones in 2019’s fourth quarter, 21 million in 2020’s

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‘If I can travel in the New Normal, and not worry about the virus and take pictures, I would buy the new iPhone 12’

DISPATCHES FROM A PANDEMIC



a boy sitting in a chair in front of a laptop: The new iPhone comes seven months into a pandemic and a related economic shockwave that’s scrambled so many parts of everyday life, spending habits included.


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The new iPhone comes seven months into a pandemic and a related economic shockwave that’s scrambled so many parts of everyday life, spending habits included.

Now that Apple (AAPL) has revealed its first round of iPhones with 5G network connectivity, some experts say the release could spur a wave of consumer upgrades to the high-speed new line of phones.

But Roy Okendo, who has had eight iPhones since 2008, will not be part of the crowd. Or, at least not until he can get back to traveling and taking photos to document his journeys.

“If I can travel in the new normal and not worry about the virus and take pictures, I would buy the new iPhone 12,” the 26-year-old Chicago resident told MarketWatch.

‘If I can travel in the new normal and not worry about the virus and take pictures, then I think I would buy the new iPhone.’ — Roy Okendo, a 26-year-old Chicago IT worker who has had eight iPhones since 2008.

But that’s not the way things are right now for the man working from home in the IT client services sector. “I can’t go out, and use it as much,” he said.

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Okendo typically travels at least four times a year, snapping shots of cool architecture or landscapes along the way. This year, there’s only been one September trip to Atlanta. He currently owns an iPhone 11, and he doesn’t regard the iPhone 12 as a big departure.

In a recent consumer survey, market research firm Mintel Compremedia asked people to list all the reasons they made a technology purchase since the pandemic’s start.

The top reason (55%) was extra money from stimulus checks or suddenly freed-up money meant for other things, like commuting or cancelled vacations. The second reason (50%) was to improve productivity at home and the third (28%) was extra money from not going out, the survey said.

The iPhone 12’s lowest-priced model is $699 and price tags for the two Pro model start at $999 and $1,099. Two models will be in stores on Oct. 23 and another two models on Nov. 13.

Okendo has friends do typically buy the latest smartphones, driven by the cachet in having the latest device. “I don’t think I need that validation. I like my phone for the capabilities,” he said.



a person holding a cell phone: A woman uses her smartphone outside the entrance to the Valentino's Spring/Summer 2021 women's and men's show, during the Milan Fashion Week on Sept. 27, 2020 in Milan.


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A woman uses her smartphone outside the entrance to the Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2021 women’s and men’s show, during the Milan Fashion Week on Sept. 27, 2020 in Milan.

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Minister Tito encourages stay-at-home recreation during holidays amid virus fears – National

Home Minister Tito Karnavian has encouraged the public to spend the next long weekend at home amid concerns over a potential spike in COVID-19 cases during the holidays.

He advised against traveling to other regions and visiting popular tourist destinations to prevent further transmission of the deadly coronavirus throughout the long weekend, which includes the collective leave days from Oct. 28 to 30 and the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad on Oct. 29.

“Based on our previous experience, long weekends usually entail high mobility […] potentially triggering [COVID-19] transmission,” Tito said following a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Monday.

He called on the public to spend the holiday period with family members at home to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Read also: Jokowi calls for caution amid concerns over COVID-19 case spike during long weekend

Furthermore, Tito said the central government had scheduled a meeting with several regional heads later this week to minimize mobility among the public amid health concerns.

He suggested that regional administrations re-apply similar protocols that were in effect during the Idul Fitri holidays earlier this year, such as mandatory quarantine for domestic tourists.

“Tourist destinations may become [virus hotspots], which is why they need to be seriously discussed among regional heads,” Tito said, while also calling for the postponement of social and cultural events for the sake of public health and safety.

Jokowi previously urged all related stakeholders to take anticipatory measures amid concerns over a possible spike in COVID-19 cases across the country throughout the long stretch of national holidays later this month.

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Virus case in Vatican hotel where pope lives

The Vatican says someone who lives in the same Vatican hotel as Pope Francis has tested positive for coronavirus, adding to the 11 cases of COVID-19 among the Swiss Guards who protect him.

The Vatican said Saturday that the resident of the Domus Sanctae Marthae has moved out temporarily and is in isolation, as are all the people who came into direct contact with him.

The hotel serves as a residence for Vatican-based priests as well as visiting clerics and lay people. Francis chose to live there permanently after his 2013 election, shunning the Apostolic Palace, because he said he needed to be around ordinary people.

The hotel has a communal dining room and chapel where Francis celebrates Mass each morning.

The Vatican, a tiny city state in the center of Rome, has beefed up its anti-COVID-19 measures amid a resurgence of the outbreak in Italy.

Protective masks are required indoors and out, but Francis has largely shunned them even when holding audiences with the public.

At 83 and with part of a lung removed when he was in his 20s due to illness, the pope would be at high-risk for COVID-19 complications.

Last week, the Vatican confirmed a cluster of 11 cases among the Swiss Guards, the tiny army of young Swiss men who serve as ceremonial guards at papal Masses, guard the Vatican City gates and protect the pope.

 

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The Latest: Virus Case in Vatican Hotel Where Pope Lives | World News

The Vatican says someone who lives in the same Vatican hotel as Pope Francis has tested positive for coronavirus, adding to the 11 cases of COVID-19 among the Swiss Guards who protect him.

The Vatican said Saturday that the resident of the Domus Sanctae Marthae has moved out temporarily and is in isolation, as are all the people who came into direct contact with him.

The hotel serves as a residence for Vatican-based priests as well as visiting clerics and lay people. Francis chose to live there permanently after his 2013 election, shunning the Apostolic Palace, because he said he needed to be around ordinary people. The hotel has a communal dining room and chapel where Francis celebrates Mass each morning.

The Vatican, a tiny city state in the center of Rome, has beefed up its anti-COVID-19 measures amid a resurgence of the outbreak in Italy. Protective masks are required indoors and out, but Francis has largely shunned them even when holding audiences with the public.

At 83 and with part of a lung removed when he was in his 20s due to illness, the pope would be at high-risk for COVID-19 complications.

Last week, the Vatican confirmed a cluster of 11 cases among the Swiss Guards, the tiny army of young Swiss men who serve as ceremonial guards at papal Masses, guard the Vatican City gates and protect the pope.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is acquiring 13 million rapid antigen tests for a mass testing of its population amid a record surge of coronavirus infections.

Prime Minister Igor Matovic says almost 6,000 testing sites will be established across the country for the testing that is scheduled to take place the next two weekends, starting with the three or four hardest-hit counties.

Matovic says it will be similar for citizens to going to cast ballots at elections. It’s unclear if the testing will be mandatory.

Antigen tests are less accurate than PCR tests, which are considered the gold standard, but have the advantage of producing faster results.

The nation of 5.4 million has been facing a record spike with the number of confirmed positive cases in one day surpassing 2,000 on Thursday.

The Slovak authorities have so far conducted a relatively low number of tests compared with other European countries. Just under 12,000 were carried out on Friday.

The country has a total of 28,268 confirmed cases and 82 people have died.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

— White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control info

— UK’s Johnson threatens to impose restrictions on Manchester

— Belgium will tighten coronavirus restrictions from Monday in an effort to hold the disease in check. The new measures include a night-time curfew and the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants for a month.

— Doctors are warning that Europe is at a turning point as the coronavirus surges back across the continent, including among vulnerable

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Biden campaign finds 3rd virus link; Harris suspends travel

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — At least three people connected to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading the campaign to suspend in-person events for vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris through Monday.

Biden is not altering his public schedule, his campaign said Thursday, because he had no direct exposure to the individuals who tested positive, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It’s the Biden campaign’s first major coronavirus scare, after months of safety precautions that drew mockery from President Donald Trump, even after he, first lady Melania Trump and others contracted the virus themselves. The Democratic campaign’s cautious reaction underscores the differences in how the rival camps have approached the pandemic, both in terms of preferred government response and in the candidates’ personal protocols.

Biden’s campaign announced two positive cases Thursday morning, identifying Harris’ communications director Liz Allen and an unnamed member of the flight crew for one of Harris’ recent campaign trips. The campaign announced a third case Thursday afternoon as part of its contact tracing efforts from the first two cases.

The third individual is an aviation company employee who was on Biden’s plane for trips to Ohio and Florida earlier this week but who entered the back of the plane and sat far away from Biden, according to the campaign.


Harris and Biden, meanwhile, spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8, when the first two people who tested positive were on a flight with Harris. Both candidates have tested negative for the coronavirus multiple times since then, including on Thursday. Everyone on the Biden campaign plane is required to wear a mask.

Trump, speaking without a mask at a crowded outdoor rally in North Carolina on Thursday afternoon, offered his best wishes to Harris and reiterated his skepticism of wearing masks.

“We worry about her. I’m very concerned about her,” he said, later adding: “Masks, no masks, everything, you can do all you want, but you know, you still need help.”

The travel suspension interrupts the Biden campaign’s aggressive push across a wide battleground map, including North Carolina and Ohio, with less than three weeks to go until Election Day.

Harris was set to encourage early voting Thursday in North Carolina. Her Friday trip to Cleveland would have been her first to Ohio as the vice presidential nominee and would have taken her into the metropolitan area with the state’s largest concentration of Black voters.

Harris will continue virtual campaigning, including fundraisers previously scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The senator’s brief hiatus from the trail comes as Trump ramps up his own travel after he, the first lady, his campaign manager and several White House staffers contracted the virus.

Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon told reporters Thursday morning that under CDC guidelines, there was no need for the candidates to quarantine, although she said Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, would suspend travel for several days “out of an abundance of caution.”

“Neither of these

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The Latest: Harris Negative for Virus After Canceling Travel | Pennsylvania News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local):

California Sen. Kamala Harris has tested negative for the coronavirus.

It comes the same day she canceled travel for several days after two people involved with the Democratic presidential campaign tested positive.

The campaign says both Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, tested negative for the virus Thursday.

Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate, was scheduled to campaign in North Carolina, which she has replaced with a virtual event.

The campaign announced Thursday morning that Harris’ communications director and a noncampaign staff member of the fight crew for her travel tested positive for the virus. The campaign says Harris did not have close contact with either within the past 48 hours.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:

President Donald Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida on Thursday and will participate in an NBC town hall from Miami at 8 p.m. Eastern. His Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, is participating in an ABC town hall from Philadelphia at the same time.

— President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will compete for TV audiences in dueling town halls.

— Poll by AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds majorities of Americans are highly critical of Trump’s handling of coronavirus pandemic and his own illness.

— Harris temporarily suspend in-person events after two campaign associates test positive for virus.

HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON:

President Donald Trump is taking some of his most overt swipes yet at Dr. Anthony Fauci while campaigning in North Carolina.

Trump is defending his administration’s response to the pandemic, as he generally does at his rallies.

He offered a reminder that Fauci at one point said that people should not wear a mask. The doctor has said that an early recommendation about not wearing a mask was because there was a shortage of personal protective equipment for health professionals at the time. He has since called for universal mask wearing.

Trump called Fauci a nice guy, “so I keep him around.”

But he also described Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, as a Democrat. “Everybody knows that. He’s Cuomo’s friend,” Trump says, a reference to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Fauci has been studiously apolitical over a five-decade career in public health. The doctor has expressed dismay that the president used his comments in a campaign ad and says his comments were taken out of comments.

President Donald Trump has added some new material to his campaign rally speech: his teenage son Barron’s recent coronavirus infection.

Trump has worked the 14-year-old’s medical condition into his rally speech since the first lady disclosed Wednesday that their son had tested positive. She said he didn’t have any symptoms and has since tested negative.

Mrs. Trump has fiercely guarded the ninth-grader’s privacy, but the president is now using his son’s case to bolster his argument for why schools can and should fully reopen.

At a rally Thursday in Greenville,

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Harris negative for virus after canceling travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local):



Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Carpenters Local Union 1912 in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, to kick off a small business bus tour. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Carpenters Local Union 1912 in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, to kick off a small business bus tour. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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California Sen. Kamala Harris has tested negative for the coronavirus.

It comes the same day she canceled travel for several days after two people involved with the Democratic presidential campaign tested positive.



President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pitt-Greenville Airport, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pitt-Greenville Airport, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The campaign says both Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, tested negative for the virus Thursday.

Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate, was scheduled to campaign in North Carolina, which she has replaced with a virtual event.

The campaign announced Thursday morning that Harris’ communications director and a noncampaign staff member of the fight crew for her travel tested positive for the virus. The campaign says Harris did not have close contact with either within the past 48 hours.



Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, as supporters watch from their cars. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, as supporters watch from their cars. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:

President Donald Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida on Thursday and will participate in an NBC town hall from Miami at 8 p.m. Eastern. His Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, is participating in an ABC town hall from Philadelphia at the same time.

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— President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will compete for TV audiences in dueling town halls.

— Poll by AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds majorities of Americans are highly critical of Trump’s handling of coronavirus pandemic and his own illness.

— Harris temporarily suspend in-person events after two campaign associates test positive for virus.

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President Donald Trump is taking some of his most overt swipes yet at Dr. Anthony Fauci while campaigning in North Carolina.

Trump is defending his administration’s response to the pandemic, as he generally does at his rallies.

He offered a reminder that Fauci at one point said that people should not wear a mask. The doctor has said that an early recommendation about not wearing a mask was because there was a shortage of personal protective equipment for health professionals at the time. He has since called for universal mask wearing.

Trump called Fauci a nice guy, “so I keep him around.”

But he also described Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, as a Democrat. “Everybody knows that. He’s Cuomo’s friend,” Trump says, a reference to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Fauci has been studiously apolitical over a five-decade career in public health. The doctor has expressed dismay that the president used

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Harris suspends travel after two in her orbit test positive for virus

Harris has not been in close contact recently with either communications director Liz Allen or the other person who tested positive, a flight crew member who is not a campaign staff member, aides said.

Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, also has not been in contact with those affected, according to a statement from campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon. Biden is proceeding with a televised town hall event in Pennsylvania on Thursday night as planned.

“Out of an abundance of caution and in line with our campaign’s commitment to the highest levels of precaution, we are canceling Senator Harris’s travel through Sunday,” O’Malley Dillon said, but “she will keep a robust and aggressive schedule of virtual campaign activities to reach voters all across the country during this time.”

The announcement was the latest development to jolt already unprecedented campaign, as the Democratic running mate will now join President Trump in having been sidelined from the campaign trail for at least a short period during the final stretch of the race.

The results could muddy the Biden campaign’s message that Trump’s recent coronavirus infection, along with that of several people in his close orbit, is a direct result of his reckless disregard for public health recommendations.

But the Biden campaign was at pains Thursday to draw a distinction between its behavior and that of Trump and his team. The Biden campaign immediately revealed who tested positive and when, disclosed details of Harris’s last negative test and immediately announced contact tracing — all at variance from the approach of the White House after Trump’s diagnosis.

“This is the sort of conduct we have continuously modeled in this campaign,” O’Malley Dillon said, regarding the suspension of Harris’s travel.

Harris had been scheduled for a trip to North Carolina on Thursday, Ohio on Friday, Pennsylvania on Saturday and Texas on Sunday — the start of an all-out travel blitz for the vice-presidential nominee who previously was traveling sporadically since joining the ticket in August. As of midmorning, Harris was still scheduled to participate in two virtual fundraising events Thursday afternoon.

“I will be transparent with you about any test results that I do receive,” the senator tweeted. “In the meantime, remember: wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands regularly. It is possible to stop the spread.”

The campaign’s statement said Allen and a nonstaff flight crew member took time off to attend personal events in the past week, and were tested before returning to work, in accordance with campaign policy.

It also said both were on a flight with Harris last Thursday, a day she spent campaigning with Biden in Arizona. The campaign said that Harris and the two people wore N95 masks on that flight, and that “she was not within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes with either of them.”

“As such, she does not meet the CDC definition of ‘close contact’ for exposure,” O’Malley Dillon wrote. Both people tested negative directly before and after

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