US-Canada border to close amid virus crisis

US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have consented to close the US-Canada borders to all unimportant travel trying to control the spread of coronavirus.

“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada,” Mr Trump tweeted.

He said the trade will not be influenced.

The two nations had just given clearing travel bans however had kept up exclusions for one another.

Canada depends on the US for around 75% of its fares.

The shutdown will influence visitors and customers, yet products will keep on being moved over the fringe.

Mr Trudeau had recently opposed shutting the fringe to his nation’s most significant exchanging accomplice.

“Nearly 200,000 people cross that border every day, and that border and that traffic that goes across that border is literally a lifeline for both the Canadians and the Americans on both sides of that border,” Mr Trudeau’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Tuesday.

“We get our groceries thanks to truckers who drive back and forth across that border. Very urgently needed medical supplies and medicines go back and forth across that border. And essential workers go back and forth across that border every day.”

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