The border closure between Canada and the United States has been extended for another month.
According to Canadian Member of Parliament Bill Blair, the extension will be in place until September 21.
“We will continue to do what’s necessary to keep our communities safe,” he said in a tweet on Friday.
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In March, all non-essential travel was closed along the border. However, trucking and trade were not affected, as maintaining commerce between the two countries was deemed essential for Canada’s economic recovery.
We are extending the reciprocal restrictions at the Canada-US border for another 30 days, till Sept. 21, 2020. We will continue to do what’s necessary to keep our communities safe.
— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) August 14, 2020
At the time, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the border would be closed for as long as it needs to be.
With files from Eric Zimmer.