Three days after His wife contracted the deadly coronavirus, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered the immediate closure of the Canadian border to all countries except U.S. Citizens and calling on her citizens to stay indoors in order to curb the spread of the deadly virus in the country.
Trudeau announced the move Monday outside his residence, where is self isolating after his wife tested positive for the new coronavirus.
He said at this time, the measures will “carve out some designated exceptions, including for aircrews, diplomats, immediate family members of Canadian citizens and at this time, U.S. citizens.”
The announcement comes after Canada announced it would shut down Parliament and advised against all nonessential travel outside the country last week. The Canadian government also recommended the cancellation of all large events like concerts.
Trudeau said, “We will be denying entry into Canada to people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
“This measure will carve out some designated exceptions, including for air crews, diplomats, immediate family members of Canadian citizens and, at this time, U.S. citizens.”