TORONTO (AP)– Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated Saturday the U.S. and Canada have actually accepted keep their border near nonessential travel for another 30 days and he stated it will be undoubtedly longer prior to the restriction is gotten rid of.
Trudeau said it will keep people on both sides of the border safe amid the pandemic.
” The arrangement is the very same terms. It’s simply extended for another 30 days. It will guarantee we continue to get important products and services back and forth throughout the border,” Trudeau said.
Trudeau said in French the limitations will stay in location for “numerous, many weeks to come” and after that said in English it will “undoubtedly” be many weeks.
U.S. President Donald Trump stated this previous Wednesday that the U.S.-Canada border will be amongst the very first borders to open and said the U.S. and Canada are doing well in managing the pandemic. The U.S. has actually more confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 than any country on the planet.
The U.S. and Canada concurred last month to restrict border crossings to essential travel in the middle of the pandemic, however that agreement was because of end this coming week. Nearly 200,000 people cross that border daily in normal times.
Many of Canada’s cases have actually come from those returning from the U.S and there is a concern that Trudeau might resume the border once again amid pressure from Trump.
” We will continue to take the procedures required to keep Canadians safe while making sure the continued circulation of our important supply chains on which a lot of Canadians depend,” Trudeau said.
Important cross-border workers like healthcare experts, airline teams and truck motorists will still be allowed to cross. Truck drivers are crucial as they supply grocery shops and medical products in both directions. Much of Canada’s food supply originates from or via the U.S.
Canadians who reside in the U.S. for part of the year and are going back to Canada are amongst those who are also exempted from the existing travel ban.
Canada sends 75%of its exports to the U.S. and about 18%of American exports go to Canada. The U.S. Canada border is world’s longest in between two countries.
Trudeau said the border limitations have helped.
Canada has more than 31,884 validated cases including more than 1,308 deaths. The country has carried out more than 507,000 tests.
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