Wed, 12 Aug 2020

MEXICO CITY, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Mexico is extending for the third time its U.S. border restrictions till late August.

"After checking the rise of the COVID-19 spread, Mexico proposed to the US the extension of all non-essential traffic restriction at the common border for 30 more days," the ministry said on Twitter.

"Both countries will continue looking to coordinate the sanitary measures at the border region. The measures will be valid until August 21, 2020," it added.

The border restrictions were first implemented on March 21.

Meanwhile, the U.S.-Canada border is also expected to remain closed till at least late August, CNN reported by quoting Canadian government sources.

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