Inter-country agreement banning minor trips was due to expire next week
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada and the United States agreed to extend border restrictions for another 30 days to help control the spread of coronavirus. It is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the Reuters agency.
Countries agreed last month to limit secondary travel, while allowing trade to continue across their common border.
The restrictions were due to expire next week. Trudeau said the agreement has not changed, and he expects supplies of medical supplies, such as masks, to continue.
It is noted that US President Donald Trump issued a memorandum this month, in which federal agencies were encouraged to store highly demanded medical supplies in the United States. However, the American manufacturing company 3M Co entered into an agreement with the Trump administration, thereby obtaining permission to export masks to Canada and Latin America.
Recall, March 16, Canada closed its borders to people who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country. At the same time, entry into the country remained open for US citizens.
Also, RBC-Ukraine wrote that on March 13, Trump introduced a state of emergency in the United States. The American president said he would send up to $ 50 billion to states, towns and cities to fight the coronavirus.