Border to close at midnight to non essential travel

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Restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will go into effect at midnight.

The Prime Minister in a national address this morning says the border will be closed to non essential travel but he assures us trade will continue unhindered.

Trudeau also unvielded a plan to have companies quickly produce supplies of needed medical equipment to cope with the rapidly multiplying cases of COVID-19 across Canada.

He says the plan will provide support to manufacturers that want to retool their assembly lines to build ventilators, masks and other personal protective gear.
     
And it will also help those already producing the products to quickly scale up.
     
Ottawa has been working in close collaboration with provinces and territories, who deliver health care, to determine where gaps exist in the system and to try to fill them before they become a significant problem.