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Brexit trade talks suspended because of COVID-19 case

Any suspension of talks will make it even tougher for the negotiator to clinch a deal ahead of the Jan. 1 deadline.

By: AP | Brussels |
Updated: November 19, 2020 10:35:19 pm
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BrusseThe Brexit trade negotiations have been suspended at a crucial stage because an EU negotiator has tested positive for the coronavirus.

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said that together with his UK counterpart David Frost “we have decided to suspend the negotiations at our level for a short period.” He added that talks among lower ranking officials would continue.

Any suspension of talks will make it even tougher for the negotiator to clinch a deal ahead of the Jan. 1 deadline. Barnier did not identify the member of the EU team who tested positive.

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