Border closure extended until September 21

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Non-essential land travel between the U.S./Canada border will remain closed until at least September 21, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf announced in an August 14 tweet.

This is the fifth border closure extension since the border closed to non-essential travel March 21 to limit the spread of Covid-19. Land ports between the U.S. and Mexico are also included in the extension.

To date, the U.S. has had more than 5.3 million confirmed Covid-19 cases and 169,350 virus-related deaths, according to CDC data. Canada has had 122,087 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 9,026 virus-related deaths, according to the Canadian government.

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