Brexit trade talks have been cancelled next week due to the coronavirus pandemic
The next round of post-Brexit trade talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union have been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.
In a joint statement, negotiators from both sides said the talks could not go ahead as planned.
"Given the latest COVID-19 developments, UK and EU negotiators have today jointly decided not to hold next week's round of negotiations in London, in the form originally scheduled," they said in a statement.
However, they added that "Both sides are currently exploring alternative ways to continue discussions, including if possible the use of video conferences."