The Canada-US border will close to non-essential travel starting tonight
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that the US-Canada border will be closed to all non-essential traffic beginning at midnight tonight.
Trudeau said the United States and Canada have agreed to restrict non-essential travel between the two nations in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
#BREAKING: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the Canada/U.S. border closure to non-essential traffic will happen at midnight tonight.— 680 NEWS Toronto (@680NEWS) March 20, 2020
He also said that the U.S. and Canada had come to a reciprocal agreement to return irregular migrant workers who attempt to cross the border to their respective countries.
PM Trudeau says someone who comes to the border to request asylum will be turned back to American authorities.— Mark Villani (@CTVMarkVillani) March 20, 2020
He adds that Canada will make sure the behaviour and process will align with Canada’s values on the treatment of refugees. #cdnpoli #COVID19 @CTVCalgary
The two countries have agreed to continue trade and keep up the flow of key supplies while those performing essential work will still be able to cross the border.
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