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Canada: Friends and family meet along newly erected fence at border with US

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Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe A fence of about 4 kilometres (2,49 miles) has been installed on a part of the Canada-US border, between Washington state and the Canadian province of British Columbia. On Monday, friends and family from both […]



Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe A fence of about 4 kilometres (2,49 miles) has been installed on a part of the Canada-US border, between Washington state and the Canadian province of British Columbia. On Monday, friends and family from both sides of the border were seen making the best of the situation brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "I'm a Canadian but I live in the US. Some of us, we can't cross back and forth due to the corona. We're here to see my mom so we're just meeting here once a month," explained Kamaljit Chauhan, a Canadian citizen living in the United States. "I'm an American citizen and my sibling is Canadian. With the borders closed, we are not able to see each other as frequently as we used to. This is an opportunity for us to get together and see each other face to face," said Vincent Lau, another border resident. In response to the COVID health crisis, the governments of both Canada and the United States reached a joint agreement to close the border to all non-essential travel last March. The closure has been extended several times since. According to the US Border Patrol, the border fence will deter threats posed by criminal enterprises attempting to cross from both directions. Video ID: 20200825-003 Video on Demand: https://ruptly.tv/videos/20200825-003 Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly

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