US President Donald Trump announced the closure of the border with Canada. He made this announcement on his Twitter account.
“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected.” He emphasized that trade would not be affected by such measures.
Nobody is traveling anywhere, not even outside of their own homes unless it’s for essential needs like getting food at the grocery store or going to the hospital for medical care. It seems like Canada is closing the border to us because of our horrible healthcare system.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 18, 2020
Earlier, CNN , citing sources in the US government, wrote that such restrictions could be introduced due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. Unlike the foreign entry bans imposed by the United States and Canada on other countries, this decision was made jointly.
On March 13, the US president declared a state of emergency in the country due to the spread of coronavirus.