Canadian border restrictions extended for more 30 days: Justin Trudeau

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

19th Apr, 2020. 09:00 am
Justin Trudeau

Canada and the United States (US) have extended border restrictions for more 30 days, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

Washington and Ottawa agreed last month to clamp down on nonessential travel while allowing trade to continue across their long shared frontier during the coronavirus outbreak.

However, the restrictions were due to expire next week.

According to the details, Canada’s death toll from COVID-19, surge 8% to 1,346 deaths. Reported cases rose 6% to 32,412.

Trudeau said Canada would support aboriginal businesses with C$306 million in interest-free loans and no repayable contributions.

Moreover, Ottawa has unveiled $82.15 billion in direct spending to help companies and individuals deal with shutdowns.

On Friday, the Liberal government announced C$2.5 billion in aid for the hard-hit energy sector.

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