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Canadian Border Closes Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Trade will not be affected by the restrictions.

Canada and the US are acting mutually to close the border to nonessential traffic, President Trump said in a tweet this morning. The president stipulated that trade between the two countries would not be affected.

CNN reported earlier this morning that the US and Canada would issue a joint statement announcing the closure but that the details had not been finalized. Final rules regarding what kinds of vehicles and individuals would be allowed across the border are still being crafted but there are reports that the restrictions will be flexible.

Canada’s CTV confirmed that the border will be closed to nonessential travel but noted that it was uncertain as to when the new restrictions would take effect. The network noted that the border was already closed to most non-Canadian citizens.

The mutual suspension of border traffic with Canada is unlike the unilateral restrictions imposed by the US on China and Europe. After confusion on whether trade with Europe would also be suspended, the president made clear in his announcement that the flow of goods between the two countries will not be interrupted.

At present, there is no indication of how long the restrictions will be in place.

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