Michel Barnier, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator announced he has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a tweet published on Thursday, the 69-year-old official said he is “in good spirits, following all the necessary instructions.”
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.
For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together.
— Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) March 19, 2020
“Dear Michel Barnier, I wish you a quick recovery. We are wholeheartedly with you,” Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen tweeted.
COVID-19 outbreak has forced the EU and the UK to postpone trade talks scheduled for this week. Yet, on Wednesday evening, the two sides exchanges draft legal texts on their future relationship.