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Michel Barnier has coronavirus

LONDON — EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has “tested positive for COVID-19.”

The top Brussels official said on Twitter today (in English as well as French) he is doing well and “in good spirits.” He added: “I am following all the necessary instructions, as is my team.”

“For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together.”

Brexit talks between the U.K. and the EU were due to take place in London this week but officials were unable to travel due to fears about the coronavirus. A plan to hold discussions through videoconference never materialized.

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