While strict international measures are still being taken, at least one person wants to see them start to relax. President Trump announced that he wants the Canada-U.S. border to reopen soon. This is in spite of Prime Minister Trudeau saying the opposite.

During an April 15 press conference, Trump said of the Canada-U.S. border, "Our relationship with Canada is very good, we’ll talk about that. It will be one of the early borders to be released," according to The Canadian Press via Global News.

He noted that Canada is "doing well," adding that the United States is also "doing well."

The President's assurance that the border could reopen sooner rather than later runs contrary to what Canadian officials have said.

In an April 14 address to the country, Trudeau stated that restrictions would have to stay in place in order to keep the current situation contained.

"Travel restrictions are going to remain extremely important in terms of containing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada and we're going to continue to work with the Americans and people around the world, to ensure that we continue with these restrictions," he said.

Trudeau reiterated in his April 15 address that it could still be weeks before things can start returning to normal.

"If we reopen too soon, everything we're doing now might be for nothing. We're making sacrifices, we're there for each other, we need to hold on," Trudeau said.

The Prime Minister added that he would listen to the advice of experts on the subject of how to approach reopening the economy when the time is right.

President Trump has talked about reopening businesses in states that have fewer cases than others in an effort to boost the economy, according to Global.

The Canada-U.S. border was closed to non-essential traffic on March 21 through a mutual agreement between both countries.*

*This article has been updated.

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