Trump: US, Canada agree to mutual ban on non-essential travel


TORONTO (AP) —  President Trump says the U.S. and Canada have agreed to close the northern border to “non-essential traffic.”

Both countries are eager to choke off the spread of the virus but also eager to continue the critical economic relationship.

Canada relies on the U.S. for 75 percent of its exports. Truck drivers are among those expected to get an exemption.

Completely closing the border would cause severe economic damage to both the U.S. and Canada.

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