In an effort to keep B.N.T. from spreading, the federal government has announced a new round of new restrictions for truckloads of sand, gravel and other materials.
The government said Wednesday that truckloads weighing more than 8,500 kilograms (16,000 pounds) would be banned from entering the province by the end of next week.
“We are putting the brakes on the trucks that are already being transported, and we are looking at a maximum of six tonnes per day,” Minister of Agriculture Mike Bernier told reporters at the Agriculture Ministry.
B.A. officials had said they were concerned about the spread of the virus and worried that trucks were being transported in a manner that would make it easier for it to spread.
“The truckloads that are being transported will be in areas where people who are infected with the virus are known to be, and so those people will be transported,” Bernier said.
The B.T.-Sudbury-Quebec border has been the main hub for the spread and spread of Ebola.
In the past, the province has faced the threat of Ebola-related deaths and a high death toll due to the disease.
The number of confirmed cases in the province increased in the weeks since the government announced the new restrictions, and by the beginning of this month, there were about 1,500 confirmed cases, according to Statistics Canada.
It said about 500 people have died as a result of the outbreak, and that many others are in a serious condition.
The new restrictions came on the same day the government unveiled a list of measures it said were necessary to stop truckloads and goods being brought into the province.
The list includes: • B.F.T., the federal agency responsible for enforcing the export licence for sand, sand and gravel, said it would be conducting a search of the province’s borders to identify and confiscate any truckloads with goods that are not compliant with the regulations.
The department also said it was looking at making changes to provincial licensing rules to allow the sale of imported goods at a more competitive price.
“All of these measures will make it more difficult for companies and individuals to bring in supplies of goods that could pose a risk to public health,” said a government statement from Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
The statement said that the government is also seeking more information about truckloads, including whether they have a permit to cross the border and whether they are being operated on public roads or are being towed by trucks or trailers.