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U.S. government has ordered to keep border closed until Aug. 21

The United States Government issued an order to keep the U.S. land borders with Mexico and Canada Closed until at least Aug. 21.
Thunder Bay Duluth Border Sign
The Pigeon River Border Crossing has been closed since March 2020. (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com)

WASHINGTON – The United States Government issued an order to keep the U.S. land borders with Mexico and Canada closed until at least Aug. 21.

The order came just a few days after Canada announced that it will open its borders on Aug. 9.

“Given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of COVID-19 within the United States and globally, the secretary has determined that the risk of continued transmission and spread of the virus associated with COVID-19 between the United States and Canada poses an ongoing specific threat to human life or national interests” says the United States Government in a notice pre-published in the U.S. federal register.