Biden Backs Nationwide Shutdown to Slow Coronavirus (1)

March 28, 2020, 1:32 AM

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden said Friday he would urge governors nationwide to close down all non-essential activities in hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

“For the time being, I would, yes,” Biden said during a town hall on CNN. “You don’t know who doesn’t have the virus, so a lot of people walking around looking like they’re pretty healthy, and they may very well have the virus and transmit it.”

The former vice president added: “Why would we not err on the side of making sure we are not going to have a repeat?”

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