Former President Barack Obama (60) has decided to celebrate his 60th birthday party in a small circle. An Obama spokesman told People. Due to the increasing corona infections in the US, Obama has significantly reduced his guest list for the party.

“Obama is grateful for all the birthday wishes”

Obama, who turned 60 on Wednesday, came under fire when the plans for the party leaked through the news site Axios. According to those plans, the former president wanted to throw a big party this weekend on Martha’s Vineyard, a luxurious vacation island in the state of Massachusetts. 475 guests are said to have been invited and 200 staff members have been hired. People thought the size of the party was unjustifiable now that the corona figures in the US are rising again due to the rise of the delta variant.

According to the spokesperson, the guest list has now been reduced to just family members and close friends. “Obama is grateful for all the birthday wishes he has received and hopes to see everyone in person again soon,” the spokesperson said.