Barack Obama Scales Back Plans For 60th Birthday Bash Because Of Concerns Over Covid-19 Surge

Barack Obama Scales Back Plans For 60th Birthday Bash Because Of Concerns Over Covid-19 Surge
Former President Barack Obama has scaled back plans for what was to be a 60th birthday bash at Martha’s Vineyard this weekend due to the rise in coronavirus cases.

“This outdoor event was planned months ago in accordance with all public health guidelines and with covid safeguards in place,” Hannah Hankins, a spokesperson for the Obamas, said in a statement to media outlets. “Due to the new spread of the delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends. President Obama is appreciative of others sending their birthday wishes from afar and looks forward to seeing people soon.”

Obama’s birthday is actually today, but the event was to be held at the former First Family’s estate on the island, with reports that such celebrities like Steven Spielberg would attend along
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