Canadian and U.S. authorities agreed to extend the land border crossing restriction for another 30 days. This was announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“This is an important decision that will ensure the safety of people on both sides of the border,” he said during a CCTV briefing April 18.
On March 18, it became known that the United States and Canada will close the border as of March 21 by mutual agreement to contain coronavirus proliferation. Trudeau then reported that the restrictions would be extended until the parties were confident in the safety of the usual movement.
The Government of Canada, on 21 March, did not rule out the possibility of an emergency regime throughout the country to control the spread of the infection.