The mayors of Canadian border cities say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has signaled it could start easing Covid-19 restrictions at the Canada-US border on June 22 if the country’s vaccination campaign stays on its current trajectory. Since the border measures were first introduced in March 2020, the countries have been renewing a bilateral, month-to-month arrangement to keep them in place; the next agreement is set to expire June 21. Trudeau has said that, before the country begins to ease public health restrictions -- including those at the border -- at least 75 percent of Canada’s population should have received their first Covid-19 vaccine doses and 20 percent should be fully vaccinated. As of May 29, more than 68 percent of Canadian adults had received at least one dose, and more than 7 percent were fully vaccinated.

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