‘Ides of March’ 2020 debate on CNN will have no studio audience due to coronavirus outbreak
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden at the CNN debate (screengrab)

On Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee announced that there will be no audience for the CNN debate on Sunday.


The restriction, requested by both former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, is a precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Already, both campaigns have started to take measures to reduce the risk of exposure. Both of them have canceled planned rallies in Cleveland, Ohio.