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Passenger on Biden’s Plane Tests Positive for Coronavirus

  • Aviation company employee was more than 50 feet from nominee
  • Biden advisers said nominee wouldn’t have to quarantine
Joe Biden's campaign plane arriving to Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Joe Biden's campaign plane arriving to Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

A passenger on Joe Biden’s campaign plane tested positive for Covid-19, the Biden campaign announced Thursday.

An administrator for the aviation charter company the campaign uses was on the plane this week for trips to Ohio and Florida but sat more than 50 feet from the Democratic nominee, used a different entrance and exit and both Biden and the person were wearing masks at all times, campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement.