Johnson says extension to Brexit transition period not being discussed

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 18, 2020. Eddie Mulholland/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister said on Wednesday Brexit was not being regularly discussed in Downing Street at the moment because of coronavirus but he ruled out any extension to the transition period with the European Union which ends on Dec. 31 this year.

Britain and the EU are working on a new deal on everything from trade to security before the end of the year, when their current, status-quo transition period after

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