Canada and the United States extended the closure of the border until 21 July

The government of Canada and the United States extended the closure of the border to travel unless absolutely necessary until 21 July in connection with the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, said Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

In accordance with previous agreements, the border were to remain closed until June 21.

"I can now confirm that Canada and the United States again agreed to extend by 30 days - until July 21 - active measures on our border," said Trudeau during the press conference.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of internal security of the United States of coronavirus bans are not necessary travel across land borders with Canada since March 20. Restrictions do not apply to the transportation or travel but affect travel on the ferries and by rail. Prohibits a tourist trip, while returning from such a trip would be allowed to cross the border.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 7.8 million cases, more than 431 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.