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ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Lawyer’s Covid-19 Test is Negative; Trial Resumes on Monday Morning

The extradition trial of Julian Assange had been adjourned on Thursday morning amid fears that a member of the prosecution legal team may have been infected with Covid-19.

The trial of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to determine whether he will be extradited to the United States will resume on Monday morning after the Coronavirus test results for a lawyer representing the U.S. came back negative on Friday. 

Judge Vanessa Baraitser had adjourned the case on Thursday after both defense and prosecution attorneys asked her to clear the courtroom until the test results were known.

The pandemic delayed the hearing in February until it resumed on Monday.