The coronavirus pandemic has pushed U.S. Democrats to take the historic step of moving most of the party’s August convention to a virtual format.

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced the decision Wednesday, saying state delegations would be told to stay home with host city Milwaukee still serving as the hub of four nights of live broadcasts but with satellite cities and landmarks also playing a part in the event.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, said Biden still intends to “proudly accept his party’s nomination in Milwaukee.”



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