Democratic debate moved from Arizona over coronavirus concerns

Democratic debate moved from Arizona over coronavirus concerns
The Democratic debate will be moved from Arizona to Washington. (Source: AZ Family)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Democratic debate scheduled for Sunday will be moved from Arizona to Washington, DC.

The Democratic National Committee announced the move Thursday, according to Arizona Family.

"Out of an abundance of caution and in order to reduce cross-country travel, all parties have decided that the best path forward is to hold Sunday's debate at CNN's studio in Washington, D. C. , with no live audience," DNC communications director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement.

Additionally, Univision’s Jorge Ramos was possibly exposed to coronavirus, AZ Family reported. While he is not exhibiting any symptoms, he has has stepped down from his role as one of the moderators for the debate, the DNC said. The network’s Ilia Calderon will take his place, alongside CNN’s Dana Bash and Jake Tapper. The debate is still set to take place 8 to 10 p. m. ET Sunday.

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