EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier announces he tested positive for coronavirus

1. SOUNDBITE (French) Michel Barnier, EU’s chief negotiator for bloc’s future relationship with Britain after Brexit:I feel as well cqn be expected, confined strictly to my home, and I would like to take this moment to say a word of solidarity and support for all the very, very many families who are affected by this disease and by this virus, often very seriously.

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