US closes Canadian border to nonessential traffic
The US–Canada border has closed to nonessential traffic, President Trump announced on Wednesday morning, bringing ongoing novel coronavirus containment efforts to a new level.
“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic,” the president tweeted. “Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!”
According to The Washington Post, the Department of Homeland Security is still working out the specifics of the closure, but it’s likely to make an announcement in the coming days. The policy would not apply to commercial goods or citizens and legal residents of the United States. It’s unclear how long the closure will remain in place.