Canada criticized on Thursday the US proposal to deploy soldiers along the border between the two countries to help combat the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. According to Ottawa, this is unnecessary and will harm relations between the two countries.
Last week, Canada and the US agreed to close the border between these countries. This was to slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
“The Wall Street Journal” on Thursday evening wrote that Washington will abandon the plan to deploy the army on the border with Canada, pleading for a representative of the American authorities.
Earlier Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland emphasized that the government of this country has no intention of sending hundreds of soldiers on the US borders to strengthen its security.
“Canada is strongly opposed to the US proposal and we have set things very, very clear … this is a completely unnecessary step that we perceive as harmful to our relations,” Freeland said.
“The public health situation does not require such action,” he adds, pointing out that Washington still has to make the final decision.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump, at the White House conference, will not provide any details about the deployment of the army on the Canadian border and will add that he will look into this issue.
The border with Canada is 8,891 km.
The USA is currently the country with the largest number of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections in the world. Over 82,000 were detected in this country virus infection cases.
In Canada, SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was detected in 4043 people, 39 of them died.
Canada no longer accepts immigrants coming from the US on foot, via “green borders” – such persons are sent back to the US. Washington wants to send such immigrants back to their countries of origin.