The border between Canada and the USA will stay closed to non-essential journey for a minimum of one other month.
Public Security Minister Invoice Blair introduced late Friday that the closure has been prolonged to March 21 — exactly one yr after the world’s longest undefended border was first shut right down to curb the unfold of COVID-19.
Since then, the closure has been prolonged month by month.
With extra contagious variants of the coronavirus spreading throughout the continent, Friday’s extension is unlikely to be the final.
Blair tweeted that the federal government will proceed to base its choices on the border “on the very best public well being recommendation to maintain Canadians secure.”
The border has remained open for important journey all through the pandemic in a bid to keep away from disrupting the circulation of meals, medical provides and different essential items between the 2 international locations.
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