Canada-U.S. Border Closure Likely To Be Extended Until November

Canada US border
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Senior government officials have said the border restrictions between Canada and the United States are expected to extend until November, CTV News reported.

According to reports, the U.S.-Canada border closure to non-essential travel, which was set to expire on Sept. 21, will remain in place until it is felt that the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.

The travel ban was first imposed in March and has been renewed every month. This is the sixth renewal of the border restrictions since the coronavirus pandemic was declared.

Quebec has reported 292 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest in the country, followed by Ontario at 251. 

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam has urged Canadians to observe physical distancing and other public health protocols to halt transmission of the virus. 

The United States, on the other hand, has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world. Texas is leading the nation in daily new cases and North Dakota seeing an upswing in infections.