Coronavirus: UK schools shut down, US-Canada border to close
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International efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 are ramping up, as countries take drastic steps to protect their citizens from the virus.
The border between the United States and Canada is being closed.
Residents will not be permitted to cross the border for recreation and tourism purposes.
Currently, the ban does not include essential travel and the transit of goods.
We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020
It comes as the United Kingdom announced all schools will be closed by the end of the week.
It is not known when they’ll reopen.
Exams at UK schools, which were set to take place in May and June, have been cancelled.
Students who are eligible for free school meals will receive food vouchers for use during the school shutdown