Canada has been sealed off and closed as PM Trudeau locks down country to foreign citizens except US nationals over Corona-virus. Canadians should avoid all non-essential travel until further notice and should remain at home as much as possible.

People who are not Canadian, US citizens or permanent residents will not be allowed to enter the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced, in the latest measure to combat the covid-19 Corona-virus spread.

Only Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver airports will be allowed to accept international flights. Air crews, diplomats, immediate family of Canadian citizens and US citizens will be exempted from the lock down.

Asked why he was making an exception for Canada’s southern neighbor, Trudeau said the two countries are economically integrated and that he was acting “in coordination” with US authorities to limit the spread of the deadly virus.

As of Monday morning, Canada had 324 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with a further 17 “probable” cases. Four people in Canada have died from the fast-spreading virus, which first emerged in China in late 2019. However the WHO has now declared Europe as the new pandemic center on planet Earth.

The World Health Organization branded the pandemic thedefining global health crisis of our time”on Monday, as the number of cases in the rest of the world exceeded those reported within China.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2020.

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17-03-20 01:37

Lock down on airports, but land borders stay open?