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Monday, March 16, 2020

Trudeau Announces Border Closures To Non Residents

National | by Matt Sitler  

Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed in Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Canada will close the borders to non-Canadian citizens or residents with the exception of immediate Canadian family members, diplomats, American citizens and air company employees.

Anyone showing symptoms will not be allowed in Canada. (Above audio)

Trudeau says Canadian travellers who are asymptomatic will be able to get back to Canada with financial assistance. Canadians abroad should come home now, he added.

The PM is asking you to buy only the supplies you absolutely need and to help your neighbours. He's also asking people to stay home.

"Because that's what Canadians do," he said. "We pull together and look after each other."

Additional measures announced this afternoon include air operators not allowing anyone showing symptoms to board a plane.

And starting Wednesday, Pearson Airport in Toronto, Trudeau International in Montreal, International Vancouver Airport and Calgary International Airport will be the only airports allowing international flights.

Important goods will still be allowed into the country.



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