Canada-U.S. Border To Remain Closed As Covid-19 Cases Spike

Canada-US border to remain closed as long as COVID-19 cases are up

Border to remain closed until the US can control COVID-19 case count, Trudeau says

Here's what to know about the ongoing travel restrictions. The original ban on American-Canadian travel, which was begun in March, was set to expire September 24, but it was never lifted, as cases of coronavirus in the US began to rise again in most states.

The current border closure agreement between the United States and Canada is due to expire on October 21, but will likely be extended for the seventh time since it first went into effect in March.

When asked about the federal government's plan to to equalize norms in long-term care facilities, despite their operations falling under provincial jurisdiction, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the proposal is around "sharing best practices" but "we've seen that those institutions haven't done a good enough job, in this pandemic particularly".

It's always been speculated that the land border between Canada and the US will be closed for a while. In the last week, the USA has recorded about 60,000 new cases, while Canada has a little over 4,000.

The diplomatic dispute stems from the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese citizen, in Vancouver in late 2018 on a bank fraud warrant issued by USA authorities. Plus, some of the states with the highest transmission rates right now-like North Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin and Alaska-border Canada. "We will continue to make sure that Canadian safety is top of mind when we move forward".

"We see the cases in the United States and elsewhere around the world, and we need to continue to keep these border controls in place".

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