Joe Biden, wearing a mask, makes first campaign stop in months

New Castle, Delaware: Former vice president Joe Biden has made his first campaign trip outside his Delaware home since quarantining himself due to the coronavirus pandemic 10 weeks ago, visiting a nearby veteran’s memorial to mark the US Memorial Day holiday.

Biden, the prospective Democratic presidential nominee, and his wife, Jill, both wearing black masks, laid a wreath of white roses at a memorial for veterans of World War II and the Korean War.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wore a mask as he laid a wreath on Memorial Day.Credit:AP

“It feels good to be out of my house,” Biden told reporters, his speech slightly muffled by the mask. Maintaining his distance, he saluted about a dozen veterans and other onlookers standing a few metres away and thanked them for their service.

Biden has been holding campaign events ahead of the November election online from his house in Wilmington ever since much of the country was forced to stay largely at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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