US second presidential debate cancelled after Trump rebuffs virtual invite

The planned October 15 debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was officially cancelled on Friday. This comes a day after Trump rejected a decision to change its format to a virtual event. The decision to change format was taken by the organizer, nonpartisan commission. The debate was originally scheduled as a town hall-style encounter in Miami. It was intended to be the second of three presidential debates. The final one is planned for October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, Biden scheduled a televised town hall-style event for himself that evening. Last Friday, the US President announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19. After being in hospital for three days, Trump was released on Monday. The US presidential election 2020 is scheduled to take place on November 3.