File: An anti-Brexit protester displays illuminated EU flags near the Houses of Parliament in London. AFP/Tolga Akmen
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.
"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.
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."