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Canada-US Border Closure Extended until June 21 to Fight Coronavirus Spread, Says Justin Trudeau

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Reuters)

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Reuters)

Trudeau said this second extension was "important ... to keep people in both of our countries safe".

The Canada-US border will remain closed to all non-essential travel for another month, until June 21, to fight the spread of the coronavirus, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday.

The world's longest frontier at 8,900 kilometers (5,500 miles) was closed on March 21. Trudeau at his daily briefing said this second extension was "important ... to keep people in both of our countries safe."

first published:May 19, 2020, 21:19 IST