Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept his party’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention due to concerns about the surging coronavirus.
Biden will instead accept the nomination from his home state of Delaware.
The development marks the latest impact the pandemic has had on the party nominating process in the U.S. ahead of November’s general election.
“From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first,” Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We followed the science, listened to the doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives. That’s the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserves,” he continued.