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.