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EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tests positive for coronavirus
19 March 2020, 10:27
The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said he has tested positive for Covid-19.
The top EU politician tweeted on Thursday and said: "I would like to inform you that I have tested positive for #COVID19. I am doing well and in good spirits. I am following all the necessary instructions, as is my team."
Mr Barnier sought to reassure those who were already infected, he said: "For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together."
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