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Canada/U.S. border to remain closed until November 21

Canada/U.S. border to remain closed until November 21”

-Canada border has been extended another month to November 21, according to a tweet from Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair on Monday, Oct. 19.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair confirmed the news today on Twitter.

In a tweet, Blair said their decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.

Traffic deemed essential, including healthcare workers who live in Canada and work in the USA, continues to be allowed to cross.

The travel ban prohibits anyone from crossing the land border for leisure or recreation.

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"We'd love to have the border open. but we can't do that unless we're comfortable that Canadians are being kept safe", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview on AM 900 CHML Hamilton radio earlier on Monday.

The previous border closure agreement was set to expire on October 21 and had previously been extended six times.

The extension comes amid continued concern over the COVID-19 situation south of the border.

The U.S. has been hit harder by coronavirus than any other country, with 7,894,768 total cases and 216,025 deaths, according to the CDC.



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