UK stands down on emergency preparations for no-deal Brexit - Sky News

British PM May meets German Chancellor Merkel to discuss Brexit in Berlin

(Reuters) - Britain's emergency preparations for a no-deal Brexit have been halted "with immediate effect", as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal to leave the European Union is expected to be approved by members of parliament, Sky News reported on Monday.

Civil service chiefs working on the contingency plans, known as Operation Yellowhammer, have been asked to stand down, Sky News reported, citing a letter by a senior official at the Department for Exiting the EU.

(Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)