Canada closing its borders to noncitizens over coronavirus. How does it affect Americans?
Curtis Tate, USA TODAY Published 5:43 p.m. ET March 16, 2020 | Updated 5:44 p.m. ET March 16, 2020CLOSE Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. officials believe the crashed Ukranian jet was downed by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. USA TODAYCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that the country would be closing its borders to non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The move included a notable exception: U.S. citizens would still be permitted to cross into Canada.”For the moment, that measure does not apply to U.S. citizens,” Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa.Canada has 415 confirmed cases of coronavirus in all 10 provinces, and the United States has 4,287 cases in 49 states, according to Johns Hopkins data. Four Canadian deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus, while 74 Americans have died.One notable Canadian case: Trudeau’s wife, Sophie, tested positive for the coronavirus and is in isolation.I have some additional news to share this evening. Unfortunately, the results of Sophie’s COVID-19 test are positive. Therefore, she will be in quarantine for the time being. Her symptoms remain mild and she is taking care of herself and following the advice of our doctor.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March