On the day when Canada announced it’s extending the COVID-19 related US border closure, U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Canada wants to see the Canada-U.S. border reopened. Speaking to reporters on Friday, the U.S President claimed he’s working with Canada to “pick a good day” to reopen the land crossing.
“We’re looking at the border with Canada. Canada would like it opened. We want to get back to normal business,” he said.
“We’re looking at the border with Canada. Canada would like it open, and you know we want to get back to normal business,” Trump said outside the White House on Friday.
“We’re going to be reopening the borders pretty soon,” Trump said, adding that he thinks the U.S. is “rounding the turn” in that country’s still massive COVID-19 outbreak.
Since March 21, the land border between the two countries has been closed to all non-essential travel to limit the spread of the virus.
As of September 18, the U.S has reported over 6.9 million cases, registered more than 203,000 deaths with an average daily new case count hovering around 50,000.
Canada’s position so far remains on the lines of what Minister Bill Blair said in a tweet, “We will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe”.
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