US-Canadian border won’t fully reopen for another month: Trudeau

The US border with Canada will remain closed to nonessential travel for another 30 days and likely longer, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday.

“The agreement is the same terms. It’s just extended for another 30 days. It will ensure we continue to get essential goods and services back and forth across the border,” Trudeau said, according to the Associated Press.

Trudeau said the closure would last “many, many weeks to come.”

The border closing came March 21 as a way to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

President Trump said Wednesday the U.S.-Canada border would be among the first borders to open.

Some $2.4 billion worth of goods and more than 400,000 people crossed the border each day on average prior to the pandemic.

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