The Canada-US border will stay closed to all non-essential vacationers till February 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced Tuesday.
“This morning I can verify that Canada will lengthen by one other 30 days, till February 21, the border measures which are at the moment in place with america,” Trudeau advised a news convention.
“This is a crucial choice, and one that may preserve individuals on each side of the border protected,” he mentioned.
The border was initially closed in March 2020 to gradual the unfold of the novel coronavirus.
The closure has been renewed month-to-month since then. Solely commerce in items and merchandise and important journey are allowed.
The newest extension comes as the 2 nations grapple with second-wave outbreaks of Covid-19 sicknesses, which have to this point claimed greater than 17,000 lives in Canada and greater than 375,000 in america.
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