Letter: Now is not the time for complacency

Let’s not open the borders any time soon

To the Expositor:

Citizens still need to stay alert with the coronavirus. We are not out of the woods yet; all it takes is one person for the virus to spread again. We are going to be dealing with this for a year or longer or until they find a vaccine. I have been watching the United States very closely and the coronavirus is just out of control. Our borders need to stay closed for as long as it takes. We are doing good in our country controlling this virus, our governments are doing a good job and listening to the health care advisors with recommendations on how to proceed with the reopening of the economy. 

For the rest of the year I think the borders should remain closed. The way it looks in the United States, I do not think they will get this coronavirus under control this year. With all the protests that is happening in that country and then the citizens in the United States are not listening. But at least here in Canada citizens are listening to the advice being given to them to stay isolated and we may have to continue doing that. We would rather have our freedom sooner than later. For myself, I have no problem being isolated because I’m always alone anyway. There is nothing to miss.

I hope our governments will not spoil it by opening the borders too soon, they have to remain closed until the United States get the coronavirus under control.

Ronald Osawabine