Canada Restricts Travel, Considers Closing Borders Citing COVID-19 Concerns
Trudeau’s wife Sophie recently tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus.
Friday, Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada would be restricting inbound flights, recommending everyone stay in the country, and is considering closing borders to mitigate spread of COVID-19. Trudeau’s wife Sophie recently tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus.
The federal government is warning against all international travel and is limiting inbound flights in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau detailed the new measures during a news conference Friday. Trudeau is in self-isolation due to the confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis for his wife, Sophie.
Trudeau said that, aside from the sweeping travel advisory, the government is also taking steps to prevent infections.
“We are looking to reduce the number of airports that will accept travellers from overseas in order to be able give the proper resources on all arrivals to ensure we’re doing everything we can to keep Canadians and Canada safe,” he said.
We’re also, obviously, looking at countries of origin and further measures we can take. We will make those decisions based on the best science, the best recommendations of our health officials.”
The airports that will take inbound flights have not been identified.
During an interview with Radio-Canada’s Montreal morning show on Friday, Trudeau said the government is not closing the door to any ideas and is assessing the situation on a day-to-day basis.
Asked if the government will close the Canadian border, Trudeau said, “We are in the midst of looking at this. We’re in the midst of evaluating day-to-day what to do.
“As you’ve seen, there are recommendations not to travel outside of Canada. We’re in the midst of co-ordinating with the Americans, obviously, on our borders, on our actions. We’ll continue to evaluate what we can do and how we can keep Canadians in security and we won’t close the door on any idea.”
A group of federal ministers and health officials also held a news conference today.
Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam confirmed that Canada is now advising against all international travel to limit the spread of the virus. She warned that travellers could be subject to another country’s travel or quarantine restrictions, and if they become sick, they could find themselves in a health care system inferior to Canada’s system.
Tam also urged Canadians to take extra steps to limit the spread of the virus.
Trudeau addressed the nation Friday:
Canada is so racist.*
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I’m surprise Canada, specifically British Columbia hasn’t had more cases, Richmond BC is the most Asian city in north america
Let’s use their proper name now….
People’s Republic of Canada has a ring to it
I hope they reopen by November, so all the #NeverTrumpers can flee the U.S. for real this time.
OMG, NOT THE OTHERKINS, TOO!
Oh, so now the Canadian government is doing what it should have done weeks ago.
Combination of Trudeau’s wife getting it and Trump’s recent actions re: banning travel finally forced Justin to quit pretending everything was hunky-dory. He’s very good at pretending everything is hunky-dory.
Heck, a bunch of the confirmed cases in Canada can be traced back to Iran.
Too bad for Trudeau’s wife – coronavirus and mental illness.*
*The only explanation for marrying the PC soy-boy
Inbreeding too methinks……
She had known the family for years prior to marrying him. She knew that with his last name he was going places. If he hadn’t been a spawn of Pierre she wouldn’t have given him the time of day.
Just like Hillary, who went by her maiden name for eons before suddenly deciding to add “Clinton” after the “Rodham”, Sophie only appended “Trudeau” to hers when he hit it big in federal politics.
I’ve noticed this site has stopped using Wuhan virus or Wuhan coronavirus or Chinese coronavirus. Is that the new M.O.? Point out the absurdity of racism accusations then kowtow to them? Please continue to fight the good fight!
Also, you can guarantee the U.S. was putting pressure on Canada to finally do this, because otherwise people would have been trying to travel to and from Europe via Canada to get around the U.S. ban. We probably would have been soon hearing and reading stories about people stranded up there after they tried to fly, drive, or take the train from Canada into the States and were denied entry.
At Canadian airports which have direct flights to the United States, you do the US customs and immigration thing there vs. at the U.S. airport. So, for example, if you are flying from Amsterdam to Miami via Toronto, you’re going through US customs in Toronto.
Canada has got to convince Brown Face to stop following Pelosi’s lead. Whether it’s trade or the response to the Chinese Wuhan Virus, Canada only reacts after Pelosi and American democrats react.
Then again, OrangeManBad.