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ECB's Lagarde to join EU leader call on coronavirus on Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde addresses the European Parliament during a debate on the 2018 annual report of the ECB in Strasbourg, France, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde will participate in a video conference of the EU’s 27 leaders to dicuss measures to counter the coronavirus, the Council of the European Union said in a tweet.

European Union leaders will hold emergency talks in a video conference call on Tuesday afternoon to discuss a joint response to the virus outbreak.

Reporting by Marine Strauss @StraussMarine; editing by Philip Blenkinsop