US and Canada extend border closure for another 30 days

Canada and the United States have extended their agreement to keep the border closed to nonessential travel to June 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the border is a source of vulnerability so the agreement will be extended by another 30 days. The restrictions were announced on March 18 and were extended in April.

Trudeau says Canada’s provincial leaders clearly wanted to continue the measures. Many Canadians fear a reopening. The US has more confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 than any country in the world, though its per-capita numbers are well below many other nations.


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