The US-Canada border restrictions will be extended for another 30 days as both countries continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic,

Iran PressAmerica: The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a press briefing said "this is an important decision and one that will keep people on both sides of the border safe,"

Both countries agreed to close the border to non-essential travelers in March. The new agreement extends the measures to May 20. 

As of Saturday, Canada has reported 30,000 cases of infection and 1,250 deaths from COVID-19. New York and Washington, two of the US states that have been hit hardest by the virus, share a border with Canada. 

This is while according to a poll, more than half of Americans are dissatisfied with Trump's government performance in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus.

The poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that a majority of Republicans and Democrats alike approve of how state and local governments are handling the coronavirus outbreak while the federal government is not functioning well against COVID-19 disease. 


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