Brexit talks halt for 'short period' due to virus case

An anti-Brexit protester displays illuminated EU flags near the Houses of Parliament in London.

File: An anti-Brexit protester displays illuminated EU flags near the Houses of Parliament in London.

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BRUSSELS - High-stakes meetings between the chief negotiators in Brexit talks were suspended after a member of the EU team tested positive for coronavirus, the EU's Michel Barnier said.

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"One of the negotiators in my team has tested positive for COVID-19," Barnier said in a tweet, as lower-level meetings continued in Brussels. 

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In coordination with UK counterpart David Frost, Barnier said, "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." 

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