Trump: US, Canada temporarily shut border to 'non-essential traffic'





Montreal (dpa) - The US and Canada have agreed to temporarily shut down their land border to "non-essential traffic," President Donald Trump tweeted.

"Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!" Trump wrote.



Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to hold a press conference in Ottawa later Wednesday.
Trudeau has been under increasing pressure domestically to shut down the border to non-essential travellers given the much faster pace of the Covid-19 outbreak in the US.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday the two countries were coordinating their response to the pandemic and measure at the border.

Wednesday, March 18th 2020
(dpa)
           


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