The US extends movement restrictions on its borders with Mexico and Canada

The US extends movement restrictions on its borders with Mexico and Canada

The US borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed and only essential and essential trips will be possible as part of the measures that are implemented to control the coronavirus pandemic. The extension of the measure will be at least until June 21, as confirmed by the Department of Homeland Security.

“To fight the spread of COVID19 and protect our citizens, the US will continue restrictions on non-essential travel at the borders until June 21, while allowing essential trade and travel,” says the statement from the aforementioned government agency which was posted on their Twitter account.

The State Department said it is working “closely with Canada and Mexico to safely ease restrictions when conditions improve.”

Since last March 2020, the measure that limits the flow of non-essential travel across the US borders to both the south and north of the country has been renewed.

Currently, a large part of the US population has already received at least one dose of the vaccines that are distributed against Covid-19 and the objective of the Joe Biden administration is to achieve herd immunity by July 4 when more is achieved. than 70% of the US population fully immunized.

In early May, Biden endorsed a proposal by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive intellectual property protections (patents) for Covid-19 vaccines. In this way, the way would be cleared for more countries to manufacture these drugs and the worldwide vaccination campaign can move faster.

“This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures,” US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a press release.

“The Administration strongly believes in intellectual property protections, but in the service of ending this pandemic, it supports the temporary exemption of those protections for Covid-19 vaccines,” said the official, presenting an idea from Biden.

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