On a day that Canada was working on partnerships with the United States, America is now reporting more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than any country on the planet.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. surpassed China in the last 24 hours, with more than 82,400 confirmed cases. More than 1,170 COVID-related deaths are now being reported across the U.S.
Canada currently has over 4,000 cases with 39 reported deaths.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland each opposed a proposal from the U.S. to place troops at the Canadian border for the purpose of intercepting illegal migrants due to COVID-19 concerns.
Freeland said Canada is “strongly opposed” to this idea in today’s media session.
“We’ve made that opposition very, very clear to our American counterparts” Freeland said.
Canada and America have the longest un-militarized border in the world.
Meanwhile, Canada’s acting ambassador to the United has been given the role in a permanent position.
Kirsten Hillman is the first woman to serve in the role.