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The United States will close its borders with Canada and Mexico until September 21

The United States will close its borders with Canada and Mexico until September 21

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The United States announced a new extension on Friday Closing its land borders with Canada and Mexico until September 21st In the midst of concerns about delta variability, to control the proliferation of corona virus.

“To reduce the spread of Covit-19, including the delta variant, the United States has extended restrictions on essential travel across our land and sea lanes with Canada and Mexico until September 21,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.

He works closely with medical and public health professionals, As well as to decide how to resume normal travel in a sustainable and safe manner with its international partners.

At the beginning of the month, contrary to the decision adopted by Canada, Ottawa announced that it would re-open its land borders, vaccinate U.S. citizens with full guidance and present a negative test for Covit-19, closing the border 17 months later for all non-essential trips.

(Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

The United States has closed its border crossings with Canada and Mexico since March 2020, Despite the vaccine improvement with almost 60% of its population over the age of 18 with the full schedule.

The United States announced this week that it would begin administering a booster dose of the vaccine against Govt-19 from September 20 next week, in defiance of a World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation that it be banned worldwide.

Secretary of State Marcelo Abbott agreed The reopening of the border between Mexico and the United States will not be short-lived Due to the increase in COVID-19 infections and “other factors”.

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The Secretary of State recalled that this was one of the topics discussed during US Secretary of State Alejandro Myorgas’ visit to Mexico during his morning address to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

(Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

“They spoke to us, Secretary Myorgas was in Mexico: it could not be done in the short term because of the increase in epidemics, which was derived not only from delta variation, but also from other factors.”, he said.

The head of the foreign ministry stressed that Mexico has made “significant progress” in the vaccine against Govt-19.

“Mexico has made significant progress in vaccinating, and if we do not have that vaccine, it is very difficult for us to ask for regularization; even in some cities they are higher than the average they have … We have good elements for them to consider on the commercial economic side as well as on the health side. There are.“, He explained.