“If your child is concerned that Santa Claus will not be able to travel and deliver gifts due to the pandemic, Dr. van Kerkhove can calm him down: Santa Claus is invulnerable,” the message says.
If a child in your life is worried that #SantaClaus ? might not be able to travel and deliver presents ? due to #COVID19, Dr @mvankerkhove can provide reassurance: Santa Claus is immune. pic.twitter.com/X9LpUneMvZ
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) December 24, 2021
In a video message, the WHO representative noted that she knows exactly about the immunity of Santa Claus, since she talked to him the day before.
“Mr. Klaus is doing well, and he is very busy right now,” she stressed.
Maria van Kerkhove explained that the heads of several countries specifically relaxed quarantine measures so that the New Year’s wizard could come and deliver gifts to children.
The WHO representative added that today all children need to remember and observe social distance, as well as obey their parents. On the eve of Christmas, everyone needs to go to bed so that Santa Claus can safely deliver gifts.
Catholics, Protestants and parishioners of 11 Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas on December 25. The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates this holiday on January 7.
Russian Santa Claus from Veliky Ustyug at a meeting with children from St. Petersburg said that he has a QR code that he received after he was vaccinated against coronavirus. This was reported by RIA Novosti. He explained that with an electronic pass, he can congratulate all the children and give them gifts.