Michel Barnier tests positive for Covid-19

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Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, has tested positive for Covid-19.

The 69-year-old tweeted that he was “doing well and in good spirits” following the diagnosis.

He said: “I would like to inform you that I have tested positive for Covid-19. I am doing well and in good spirits.

“I am following the necessary instruction, as is my team. For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together.”

-Noah Harte