Trump announces U.S.-Mexico border closure to stem spread of coronavirus

Article author: 
David Oliver
Article publisher: 
USA Today
Article date: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Article category: 
National Issues
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The U.S.-Mexico border will be closed to nonessential travel to further help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump announced Friday.

"As we did with Canada, we're also working with Mexico to implement new rules at our ports of entry to suspend non-essential travel," Trump said. "These new rules and procedures will not impede lawful trade and commerce." Trump said that Mexico is also suspending air travel from Europe. . .