U.S., Canada extend border closure for 30 days, Trudeau says

Shelly Hagan, Bloomberg News |

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Canada and the U.S. will extend for 30 days the restrictions that closed their shared border to most travelers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

Both countries agreed to close the border to non-essential travelers in March. The new agreement extends the measures to May 20. It has the same terms as before and allows essential goods and services to move between countries, Trudeau said Saturday at a news conference in Ottawa

The measures will keep people on both sides of the border safe, he said.

During the press conference, Trudeau also said Canada has received two plane shipments of personal protective equipment, which countries across the world are struggling to obtain due to increased demand.

Last week, President Donald Trump reversed an earlier announcement that he would not allow the export of N95 protective masks, carving out exemptions for Canada and other jurisdictions.

Source: Bloomberg

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