WASHINGTON — The U.S., Canada and Mexico have agreed to maintain their shared borders closed to non-essential site visitors till at the very least late August due to COVID-19.
Performing U.S. Division of Homeland Safety Chad Wolf stated Thursday in saying the extension that restrictions on cross-border site visitors which have been in place since March have helped sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus.
Officers had stated in current days that one other 30-day extension was seemingly earlier than the expiration of the earlier 30-day extension.
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The partial closure restricts crossing to business site visitors, individuals returning to their house nation and different journey deemed important. It prohibits individuals from travelling between the international locations for tourism or procuring, which is economically vital to frame communities.
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The extension agreed to by the three international locations would preserve the border closed till Aug. 21.
It comes as COVID-19 continues to surge in lots of components of the U.S. and in Mexico.
The border restrictions are meant to take care of the business cargo site visitors that’s important to the economies of all three international locations.
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