Border with Canada will close to ‘non-essential’ traffic amid coronavirus outbreak, President Trump tells

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the US will close its northern border with Canada to all “non-essential” traffic amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic,” the president tweeted. “Trade will not be affected.”

Donald J. Trump

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We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!

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The White House and Office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

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