Hannah Hankins, a spokeswoman for the previous president, stated in a press release obtained by Fox Information that the “out of doors occasion was deliberate months in the past in accordance with all public well being pointers and with covid safeguards in place.”
“As a result of new unfold of the delta variant over the previous week, the President and Mrs. Obama have determined to considerably reduce the occasion to incorporate solely household and shut buddies. President Obama is appreciative of others sending their birthday needs from afar and appears ahead to seeing individuals quickly.”
Obama’s birthday is Wednesday however the get together had been scheduled for this coming Saturday.
Sources beforehand instructed The Hill that the visitor checklist included Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney.
Previous to the cancelation, plans had been for visitors to be examined for the coronavirus and to be admitted provided that they had been already vaccinated, in keeping with stories.
However the former president confronted criticism that the get together may grow to be a “tremendous spreader” occasion.
It is a creating story. Examine again for updates.