The 5,525-mile border between the U.S. and Canada will remain open to truck traffic as the leaders of both countries strive to keep the flow of goods needed to combat the coronavirus moving between their countries, while shutting down nonessential travel that could worsen the spread of the virus.
The duration of the ban on nonessential travel will last at least one month, President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on March 18. “I would say 30 days, and hopefully, at the end of 30 days, we’ll be in great shape,” Trump said. “We want to isolate from the standpoint we don’t want people coming into contact because that’s the way we’re going to win this war. That’s so important, and we both thought it was time.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the continued flow of goods and services is critical to both nations as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
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