The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel for another 30 days in an effort to prevent further spread of Covid-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed.
Trudeau on Saturday morning said the current border measures which were due to expire on April 21 will be extended for another 30 days. This is important and will keep people on both sides of the border safe; the Prime Minister said in a statement issued during his daily briefing outside Rideau Cottage, Ottawa on Saturday.
The confirmation arose from mutual agreement between the two countries to extend the border closure.
Canada has recorded 32,412 cases of Covid-19, 10,862 recoveries and 1,346 deaths; while the United States has 712,184 cases, 59,532 recoveries and 32,823 deaths.
The population of Canada is estimated at 37.59 million, and the United States, 328.2 million.