Brexit talks suspended after positive Covid test

Brexit talks suspended after positive Covid test
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  • calendar-gray 20 November 2020

The EU and UK chief negotiators have stepped back from post-Brexit trade talks after a member of the EU team tested positive for Covid-19, APA reports citing BBC.

The EU's Michel Barnier said his UK counterpart Lord David Frost had agreed to suspend negotiations between them for a "short period".

Mr Barnier added their teams would continue discussions in "full respect" of safety guidelines.

They are locked in talks as the clock counts down to a December deadline.

Both sides are seeking an agreement to govern their trading relationship once the UK's post-Brexit transition period ends in January 2021.

Fishing rights, competition rules and how any deal would be enforced remain key areas of disagreement.

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