EU leaders’ summit, scheduled for March 26-27 was suspended over new coronavirus concerns, according to a statement by the EU Council on Thursday. 

According to the statement, the summit which would bring together leaders of 27 countries on March 26-27, was postponed.

Leaders will hold a video conference to discuss the fight against the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, said the statement.

EU leaders come together at regular summits three times a year and make important decisions on issues about the union.

COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan, China last December, and has spread to at least 159 countries and territories.

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