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Canada extends travel ban to August 31, launches COVID-19 contact tracing app

By Kelsey Johnson and Julie Gordon

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Friday extended a measure barring most foreign travelers from entering the country and launched a new contact tracing app as part of its fight to control the “gate-crashing” coronavirus pandemic.

The extension to Aug. 31 applies to foreign travelers entering Canada from outside the United States. It came despite calls from Air Canada and some European aviation companies for Ottawa to restore safe travel.

Canada has a separate agreement for border crossings with the United States. The two countries earlier this month agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel

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New York Gov. Cuomo extends the state’s stay-at-home order until June 13

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that the state’s stay-at-home order would be extended until June 13.

In an executive order on Thursday, Cuomo said the state would continue the “New York State on PAUSE” policy put in place in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The statewide shutdown was set to expire on May 15. 

“Both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue,” the order states. 

“All enforcement mechanisms by state or local governments shall continue to be in

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