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As the epidemic intensifies, Canada is calling on Americans

Hu Hao, a special correspondent of the global times, reported on the 13th that the border between the United States and Canada has been closed to tourists since March 21 because of the new epidemic. However, as the epidemic situation in the United States has become more and more serious, Canadians are gradually worried about the cross-border spread of the virus, resulting in tension between the two peoples. Canadian experts pointed out that in view of the serious consequences of the second outbreak, “it is necessary to limit travelers from the United States indefinitely.”. The BBC reports that the United States and Canada have close geographical and economic ties. According to the Canadian border administration, before the outbreak, there were an average of 300000 people travelling to and from the U.S. – Canada border every day. After the border was closed in March this year, the non-commercial flow of people to and from each other has decreased by 95%. General travelers are forbidden to pass, but cross-border workers in material transportation and some core industries can still cross the border. There are also a few people crossing the border illegally. Novel coronavirus pneumonia has been diagnosed in the United States by more than 5 million 350 thousand cases in

. As the epidemic continues in the US China, Canadians are increasingly concerned that even limited current personnel exchanges can cause viruses. According to a new opinion poll, more than 80% of Canadians support the border closure at least until the end of this year. < / P > < p > the relationship between Canadian residents and travelers from the United States tends to be tense due to concerns about the “drug run” by Americans. In Alberta, Canada, some businesses began to investigate the parking lot and report the vehicles with American license plates. Some Canadians even organized a car smashing campaign to destroy cars with U.S. license plates by scraping and smashing keys, and maliciously harassed drivers. Even those Canadian residents with American license plates became victims. In response, British Columbia Governor John Hogan recently suggested that Canadians with U.S. license plates can change their own license plates as soon as possible, or travel by public transport. On August 12, Americans who participated in the annual St. Clair River rafting on the U.S. – Canada border in Michigan were warned that they could be severely punished even if they did not intend to cross the border. According to the BBC, Canadians’ attitudes towards the United States are tending to be negative due to the U.S. epidemic. Local residents are particularly disgusted by Americans who are trying to escape the epidemic in Canada. Under the pressure of the US government in July, the US government continued to tighten the border crossing between Canada and Canada. Although the border closures have led to severe losses in Canada’s service and tourism industries, Chandra, an economics professor at the University of Toronto, said, “the cost of closing Niagara Falls is always much lower than closing the city of Toronto.”. In Germany, 1147 new crown cases were added in a single day, breaking 1000 for the second consecutive day in three months

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