Canada has closed its borders to all foreign nationals, except US citizens, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged people to stay at home to help stem the spread of the new coronavirus.
“We will be denying entry into Canada to people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents,” Trudeau told reporters at a news conference outside his home, where he is under self-quarantine after his wife tested positive for the virus.
He said Americans were exempted from the border ban.
Trudeau also said he will restrict international flights to four Canadian airports from March 18. Domestic flights will not be affected.
SOURCE: AL JAZEERA