Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau closes country’s border to non-citizens amid pandemic; Americans exempt

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Minister of Health Patty Hajdu looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday March 11, 2020. Canada is announcing $1 billion ($730 million) in funding to help health-care workers cope with the increasing number of new cases of coronavirus and to help Canadian workers who are forced to isolate themselves. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

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TORONTO (AP) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Americans exempted from border ban.


TORONTO (AP/WBTW) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is closing his country’s borders to anyone not a citizen or a permanent resident amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trudeau announced the move Monday outside his residence, where he iis self isolating after his wife tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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