Coronavirus: Canada, US reach new agreement

April 19, 2020
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Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada and the United States have agreed to keep their borders closed.

All non-essential travel will remain on hold for another 30 days as the world battles to curtail coronavirus.

“Canada and the United States have agreed to extend by another 30 days the border measures that are currently in place,” Trudeau announced on Saturday.

The PM explained that the decision would keep people on both sides of the border safe.

The neighbours temporarily closed their shared border on March 18.

Dpa reports that the U.S. and Canada have daily trade worth about $2billion.

The majority of Canadians live in areas close to the 8,891-kilometre U.S. border.

U.S. goods and services trade with Canada hit an estimated $718.5billion in 2018.

On Saturday, America consoled Nigeria on the death of Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s late Chief of Staff.

The United States also announced repatriation of more citizens from the African nation.

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