CNN to air Biden coronavirus town hall Friday night

CNN to air Biden coronavirus town hall Friday night

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe BidenJoe BidenHow 'Buy American', other pro-US policies can help advocates pass ambitious climate policies Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Biden backtracks on Taiwan Photos of the Week: Manchin protestor, Paris Hilton and a mirror room MORE will take part in a CNN town hall focusing on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday night, according to a network announcement.

The 60-minute town hall will "feature questions submitted by individuals living in some of the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus," per CNN.

Biden will join the event from his home studio in Delaware. It will be moderated by "AC 360" anchor Anderson Cooper.

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The former vice president's campaign has been mostly sidelined in recent weeks by the coronavirus pandemic, a development sparking anxiety among some Democrats.

President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE has seen his approval numbers rise during the crisis, with 60 percent of Americans approving his handling of the issue in a Gallup poll released earlier this week. 

In a Monmouth University poll released on Tuesday, Biden still edges Trump in a general election match-up, 48 to 45 percent, which places the lead within the margin of error.

More than 1,000 deaths have been linked to coronavirus, with the U.S. recording more than 85,000 cases, according to a New York Times tracker.