PM Trudeau Announces That Canada Is Closing Its Borders Due To Coronavirus

Rest of the World News

Canada has recently announced that that it will be shuttering its borders to noncitizens to curb the spread of deadly Coronavirus outbreak, according to reports

Written By Sounak Mitra | Mumbai | Updated On:
Canada

Canada has announced that that it will be shuttering its borders to non-citizens to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau noted during his address that the ban is not applicable to the citizens of US "for the moment". Trudeau reportedly said at a press conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa that they can still contain the spread of the deadly virus. He added that it is high time to take every precaution to keep people safe. 

READ: Can Animals Get Coronavirus? Tips, Precautions And Other Important Details

READ: UK Steps Up Communication Amid Concerns About Virus Response

375 confirmed cases 

According to the reports, there are some exceptions to the border closure and the ban does not affect the shipment of goods into the country. The announcement came just hours after the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed a ban on nonessential, incoming foreign travel for one month in the European Union. Trudeau reportedly said that people will not be allowed to enter Canada who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

He added there will be some exceptions for aircrews, diplomats, immediate family members of Canadian citizens and US citizens. Trudeau reportedly said that the US citizens are exempted because of “the level of integration of our two economies.” As per the reports, Canada has 35 new cases taking the total confirmed cases to 375 and the death toll stands at 4.

READ: Netflix Temporarily Suspends All Production In US & Canada Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

READ: New Zealand Edges Australia For Canada Sevens Title

(Pic Credit: Twitter)

First Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water
SAVE WATER NOW
PEOPLE HAVE PLEDGED SO FAR
DO NOT MISS