No Audience For Upcoming Democratic Debate

Sunday's Democratic debate will tape without an audience or reporters.

No Audience For Upcoming Democratic Debate
Patrick Semansky / AP

The upcoming Democratic debate will take place without a live audience over fear of the coronavirus,

The Democratic National Committee made the decision at the request of the Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders campaigns.

The debate is scheduled for Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona and will air on CNN.

Along with no audience, journalists covering the debate will also be barred from attending as CNN says it's eliminating the press filing center and spin room.

The decision follows what some other programs are doing amid the coronavirus outbreak. A number of shows including "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" announced it would be taping without a live studio audience indefinitely. 

 Contains footage from CNN.