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The border between Canada and the United States will remain closed for at least another month, after another extension restricting non-essential travel has been announced.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, said that the extension will be in place until February 21st.

“We are extending restrictions on non-essential travel with the United States until February 21st,” reads Blair’s tweet.

Our Government will continue to ensure the safety of Canadians against COVID-19 and base our decisions on the best public health advice available.”

Also on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touched briefly on the decision, reiterating that the extended closure in place to keep people on both sides of the border safe.

It was in March of last year when it was announced that all non-essential travel would be closed along the border due to COVID-19. According to Trudeau, trucking and trade are not to be affected, as these are considered essential for Canada’s economic recovery.

Currently, there are 81,938 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada, and 9,107,444 active cases in the United States.

 

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