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Crunch talks over a post-Brexit trade agreement were disrupted on Thursday when oneEuropean Union official involved in the negotiations tested positive for the coronavirus.
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said in a tweet that he would suspend talks with his U.K. counterpart David Frost “for a short period.” Barnier added, however, that the two teams will continue their work “in full respect of guidelines.”
Wishing a speedy recovery to our Task Force team member! Work will continue in full respect of #COVID19 rules.Michel Barnier
@MichelBarnier update: one of the negotiators in my team has tested positive for COVID-19. With @DavidGHFrost we have decided to suspend the negotiations at our level for a short period. The teams will continue their work in full respect of guidelines.
3:34 PM · Nov 19, 2020
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