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UPDATE: Bidens’ tests both negative; Harris negative

By Tim Darnell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution #local-all

The coronavirus tests for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, reportedly were negative, according to media reports.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus early Friday. Biden’s campaign is reportedly testing everyone who attended Tuesday night’s debate.

Meanwhile, Biden’s running mate, Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris, was tested for the coronavirus on Thursday and came up negative.

Biden, 77, has made Trump’s handling of the pandemic a major flashpoint in his race to unseat the first-term Republican chief executive.

Biden, who spent much of the summer off the campaign trail and at his home in Delaware because of the virus, has since resumed a more active campaign schedule, but with small, socially distanced crowds.

On Friday, Biden and his wife, Jill, tweeted their prayers for the president and first lady.

An NBC correspondent was told by Biden campaign officials there has been no formal contact from the Trump campaign or the White House to alert them of potential coronavirus exposure.

This story is being updated with the latest details.