Pence adds COVID-19 precautions but stays on campaign trail after aides test positive

Staff visitors are banned from the plane cabin of Vice President Mike Pence, who is now wearing a mask at all times and has abandoned rope lines as his office tries to maintain a busy campaign schedule after several staffers tested positive for COVID-19, according to a senior aide.

Pence addressed supporters in Hibbing, Minnesota, on Monday and is due to appear in North Carolina and South Carolina on Tuesday.

However, some public health experts have accused him of putting others at risk by not quarantining after it emerged over the weekend that a close contact, chief of staff Marc Short, had caught the virus.

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