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Eva Longoria wears a protective face mask and plastic shield amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Eva Longoria leaves nothing to chance as she steps out wearing a protective face mask and a plastic shield amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

She’s spent the past few weeks publicly celebrating Joe Biden’s win over incumbent President Donald Trump at last month’s hotly contested US election.

And Eva Longoria was seen getting back to everyday life – and the current reality of it – on Thursday, when she stepped out in eye-catching style during a solo outing.

The 45-year-old actress left nothing to chance amid the COVID-19 pandemic as she donned a protective face mask under a clear plastic shield while out in Los Angeles.

Outing: Eva Longoria was seen getting back to everyday life – and the current reality of it – on Thursday, when she stepped out in eye-catching style during a solo outing in Los Angeles

The former Desperate Housewives star, who shares two-year-old son Santiago with husband José Bastón, looked casually cool as she emerged from her SUV.

She donned a loose-fitting black tracksuit, which she teamed with a pair of matching running shoes, while she wore her raven locks in a long curls. 

Eva’s outing comes after she apologised amid accusations of erasing Black women from the narrative after saying that Latina women ‘were the real heroines’ of getting the vote out for President-Elect Joe Biden. 

The actress and activist used her Instagram to clarify her comments, telling followers she was ‘so sorry and sad to hear’ that what she said could ‘be perceived as taking credit from Black women’.

Protected: The 45-year-old actress left nothing to chance amid the COVID-19 pandemic as she donned a protective face mask under a clear plastic shield while out and about

Protected: The 45-year-old actress left nothing to chance amid the COVID-19 pandemic as she donned a protective face mask under a clear plastic shield while out and about

Eva’s comments came during an appearance on MSNBC, where she talked about how ‘women of colour showed up in big ways’ for Joe Biden.

‘Of course, you saw in Georgia what Black women have done but Latina women were the real heroines here, beating men in turnout in every state and voting for Biden-Harris at an average rate of 3:1,’ she told Ari Melber.

Critics pointed out how Eva’s statements seemed to dismiss the work of Black female voters, who were significant voting bloc in Biden’s victory. She was also accused of erasing the impact of Afro-Latinas.

Eva, who hosted night one of the Democratic National Convention this past year, apologised for her wording, writing: ‘I’m so sorry and sad to hear that my comments on MSNBC could be perceived as taking credit from Black women. 

Vote: Eva recently clarified her comments and apologised after being accused of dismissing the impact of Black female voters when she called Latinas 'the real heroines' of the election

Vote: Eva recently clarified her comments and apologised after being accused of dismissing the impact of Black female voters when she called Latinas ‘the real heroines’ of the election

‘When I said that Latinas were heroines in this election, I simply meant that they turned out in greater numbers and voted more progressively than LATINO MEN,’ she explained.

Eva continued: ‘My wording was not clear and I deeply regret that. There is such a history in our community of anti-Blackness in our community and I would never want to contribute to that, so let me be very clear: Black women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party, something we have seen played out in this election as well as previous ones. 

‘Finally, Black women don’t have to do it alone any longer. Latinas (many who identify as Afro-Latina), indigenous women, AAPI women and other women of color are standing with them so we can grow our collective voice and power.’

She got support from fellow Hollywood change-maker Kerry Washington, who retweeted the message with: ‘I know Eva like a sister. 

Not what she meant: Eva's comments came during an appearance on MSNBC, where she talked about how 'women of colour showed up in big ways' for Joe Biden

Not what she meant: Eva’s comments came during an appearance on MSNBC, where she talked about how ‘women of colour showed up in big ways’ for Joe Biden

‘We have been in many trenches together. She is a fighter for all women. Read below. This is what she meant. This is how she truly feels.’

The actress celebrated President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory last month, sharing several joyous social media posts.

She tweeted: ‘I’m in tears! Democracy won! The will of the people won! Thank YOU to all the voters. To The counters. To The organizers. To the volunteers. Let the work to unite the country begin! We can do this America!’

Eva later wrote: ‘Our children were watching us as a country. To see what we would decide. Division and Hate or Unity and LOVE. We chose correctly. LOVE will always trump hate! Unity, let’s start healing as Americans! Flag of United States.’   

A new era: Eva celebrated President Elect Joe Biden's victory last month, sharing several joyous social media posts. She's seen campaigning in September above

A new era: Eva celebrated President Elect Joe Biden’s victory last month, sharing several joyous social media posts. She’s seen campaigning in September above

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