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Britain, EU will keep second round of talks under review - UK PM spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Participants hold a British Union flag and an EU flag during a pro-EU referendum event at Parliament Square in London, Britain June 19, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union will keep under review whether the next round of talks on their future relationship in London should go ahead as planned, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

The spread of coronavirus has put a question mark over whether officials should travel for meetings. The spokesman said any decision about the talks, which are due to be held March 18 to 20, would be made jointly with the EU.

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison