The canada-u.s. border closed until at least 21 September

La frontière canado-américaine fermée au moins jusqu'au 21 septembre

OTTAWA | Canada and the United States have decided to extend the closure of the canada-u.s. border until 21 September due to the pandemic of COVID-19 that continues.

The restriction, temporary, applies to “all moves non-essential” to the border between the two countries, stressed on Friday, in a press release, the deputy prime minister asked by chrystia Freeland.

“The health and safety of Canadians is the top priority of the government of Canada, she mentioned. The extension of this agreement with our american partners will protect the health and safety of people on both sides of the border while ensuring the movement of goods and services essential between our two countries.”

“We will continue to do everything that is necessary to ensure the safety and security of Canadians”, has also served as the minister of public Safety and emergency preparedness, Bill Blair, in a message on Twitter.

As of Friday, the United States accounted for more than 5.2 million infections and more than 167 000 people dead, according to the Johns Hopkins University, who compiles data on a global scale. Canada, for its part, accounted for more than 121 000 new cases and more than 9,000 lives lost.

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