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Canada, U.S. working on deal to close border to non-essential travel: Ottawa source

Canada and the United States are working on a deal to close their joint border to non-essential travel as part of the fight against a coronavirus outbreak, a Canadian government source said on Wednesday.

Under the terms of the proposed deal, the flow of goods between the two nations – which share one of the world’s largest bilateral trading relationships – would continue.

The deal still needs to be completed and may not be ready in time to be announced on Wednesday, said the source, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation.