1. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate
"Let me also say at the top, my prayers continue to be with the president, the first lady for their health and safety as they're, like so many American families, are dealing with COVID-19. I was glad to see the president speaking and recording videos over the weekend. Now that he's busy tweeting campaign messages, I would ask him to do this: listen to the scientists. Support masks. Support a mask mandate nationwide. Require a masks in every federal building and facility and interstate travel. Urge every governor and mayor to do the same. We know it saves lives. His administration just rejected a mask mandate for public transportation on Friday."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate
"Since the president entered the hospital on Friday, more than 100,000 -- since Friday, 100,000 more people have been diagnosed with COVID. And this week, at least 5,000 more will die. Cases and deaths are climbing in many states. I hope the president's recovery is swift and successful, but our nation's COVID crisis is far, far from over. Today, my prayers are with the families of the 210,000 Americans who died from the virus. "
With President Donald Trump hospitalized, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is wishing him a speedy recovery, but urging him to "listen to scientists" and approve nationwide restrictions to stop the spread of the virus.
Biden spoke at a campaign stop at the Little Haiti cultural center in Miami on Monday.
Trying to capitalize on having the campaign trail all to himself, he's stepping up travel to areas long thought to be leaning Republican as his campaign looks to expand the electoral map.
Since the president tested positive for the virus, Biden's campaign has been even more disciplined about minimizing its candidate's risk.
The former vice president has begun not taking off his facemask even when giving speeches.