Coronavirus live updates: U.S. troops on border ‘unnecessary’ and ‘damaging’ to Canada-U.S. relations, Freeland says
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is in talks with the United States in hopes of avoiding the deployment of American soldiers along their shared border. Trudeau says it is in the best interests of both countries that the world’s longest unmilitarized border remain that way. The comments follow a Global News report that the Trump administration is considering whether to deploy troops to intercept anyone trying to enter the U.S. illegally from Canada. There are currently 3,409 COVID-19 cases in Canada, including 35 deaths from the novel coronavirus. Global cases will soon reach half a million, as deaths have already passed 22,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.