Coronavirus: Canada closes borders to non-citizens


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has just announced that the country is closing its borders to to anyone not a citizen, an American or a permanent resident.

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The country is taking more aggressive measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as the prime minister, sked all Canadians to say home amid the pandemic.

There will be exceptions, such as airline workers and those with families in Canada.



“We recognize the level of integration of our two economies puts the US in a separate category from the rest of the world,” Trudeau said, adding that the situation could change in the coming days.

“We are not closing the door to any measure that could keep Canadians safe.”

The Canadian government is also mandating air carriers to screen passengers with symptoms of the novel coronavirus out of lines so they don’t board planes home.

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