Joe Biden made his first appearance outside his home in 2 months to honor Memorial Day at a Delaware veterans park

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Joe Biden made his first appearance outside his home in 2 months to honor Memorial Day at a Delaware veterans park
Joe Biden and Jill Biden depart after placing a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park on May 25, 2020, in New Castle, Delaware.Patrick Semansky/AP
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden honored veterans on Memorial Day in an event that saw him appear outside his home for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic largely shut down the US in March.
  • Biden and his wife, Jill, wore black face masks as they laid down a white wreath on a memorial in a park near their home in Delaware.
  • President Donald Trump has consistently refused to wear a face mask in public during the virus outbreak, and he has continued to sling insults at Biden, whose presidential campaign has been largely disrupted by COVID-19.

The presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, on Monday made a public appearance outside his home for the first time in over two months to observe Memorial Day at a veterans park in Delaware.

Biden and his wife, Jill, wore black face masks in their first outdoor appearances during the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president has remained inside his Delaware home in the weeks since the virus forced his campaign to cancel a rally on March 10 in Cleveland, according to the Associated Press.

Biden's visit to the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park had been unannounced, according to The New York Times. He and his wife laid a white wreath at the memorial.

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The 77-year-old Biden's age makes him considered a higher risk for serious symptoms should he contract COVID-19.

Joe Biden made his first appearance outside his home in 2 months to honor Memorial Day at a Delaware veterans park
Joe Biden wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he and Jill Biden depart after placing a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park on May 25, 2020, in New Castle, Del.Patrick Semansky/AP

President Donald Trump, 73, has refused to wear a face mask in public during the virus outbreak, and he has continued to sling insults at Biden, whose presidential campaign has been largely disrupted because of COVID-19. On Monday, Trump gave a Memorial Day address without a mask at Fort McHenry in Baltimore.

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