Canada’s prime minister said the government will not lift a ban on unnecessary travel with the United States until the epidemic of COVID-19 is controlled not only domestically but also worldwide.
“Until the virus is under more control around the world, we won’t ease our border restrictions,” Trudeau said at his daily briefings Tuesday.
Canada and the US agreed to the ban in March and have continued to roll out every month since then.
Visits such as vacations, day trips and cross-border shopping excursions have been forbidden in an effort to limit the spread of the virus.
The travel ban does not apply to those who must cross to ensure the continued flow of goods and essential services, including truckers and hospital staff.
This statement came when nearly 100,000 people were still hospitalized in the United States. States and cities are still looking for answers and looking to implement stringent new health measures.
Recently, the leading public health expert in the US, Dr. Anthony Fauci, admitted the country was “not in a good position” after the spike in numbers coincided with Thanksgiving Day by the US and its people. Traveling too much.
Trudeau, meanwhile, said the federal government has added certain exceptions to reunite family members.
“We are incredibly lucky that trade in essential goods, in agricultural products, in pharmaceuticals is flowing back and forth as it always has.”
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