OTTAWA — Canada's border agency says it is temporarily closing two ports of entry in the Atlantic region due to COVID-19.
The Canada Border Services Agency says the affected offices are in Bathurst, N.B., and Charlottetown, P.E.I.
CBSA spokeswoman Judith Gadbois-St-Cyr says service at the offices is being suspended because of COVID-19 infections and close contacts among staff.
Gadbois-St-Cyr says the closures are the first since the start of the pandemic.
Anyone trying to enter Canada by those two ports of entry are being told to contact alternative CBSA offices for service.
The border agency says it will continue to keep members of the public updated on any further changes.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 29, 2021.
This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.
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