British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a child who wrote to him on the 25th that the coronavirus epidemic will not affect the arrival of Santa Claus, and as long as he abides with the epidemic prevention regulations when giving gifts, there will be no coronavirus infection.
Johnson posted a letter to him by Monty, an 8-year-old boy, and his reply on Twitter that day. In the letter, Monty asked if Santa Claus could come as promised Christmas Eve this year to give gifts to children: “I know you are busy, but can you discuss this with the scientists?”
In his reply, Johnson said: “I have been on the phone with the Arctic. I can tell you that Santa Claus is ready to come, and so is Rudolph and all other reindeer.
“The Chief Medical Officer let me tell you that as long as Santa is as reliable as ever, and works in a fast, safe manner, then he [the arrival] will not pose any health risk to you and himself.”
Johnson said he had received many letters from children asking the same question.
Similar to Johnson, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern assured New Zealand children earlier this year that tooth fairies and Easter bunnies would be classified as “people engaged in essential jobs” and that their travel would not be affected by the “lockdown” under the coronavirus epidemic.
In Western folklore, children put fallen deciduous teeth under their pillows, and tooth fairies will take deciduous teeth and leave a thank-you fee; and the Easter Bunny is the messenger to send colored eggs to children.