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Border closure extended again

The closure of the United States-Canada land border has been extended for a 10th month.

The border will now remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Jan. 21, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Friday, Dec. 11.

“We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to keep essential trade & travel open while also protecting our citizens from the virus,” Wolf wrote on social media Friday.

This country’s northern border has been closed to nonessential travel since March. The U.S. is, by far, outpacing its neighbors with its number of COVID-19 cases. As of Dec. 11, the U.S. had seen a total of 15.7 million cases of COVID-19 while Canada had seen 446,000 cases and Mexico 1.2 million.