The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a reassuring Christmas message to the children: Despite the corona pandemic, Santa Claus can travel around the globe to distribute his gifts. She understands the concerns about Santa Claus because he is “older”, said Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO expert in charge of fighting the pandemic, in Geneva on Monday. But Santa Claus is “immune” to the new virus.
She and her WHO colleagues had briefly spoken to Santa Claus – he and his wife are “very well”, they are currently “very busy”, said Van Kerkhove at a press briefing.
She also reported that the WHO had learned from numerous governments that they had relaxed their entry and quarantine rules especially for Santa Claus because of the pandemic. This means that Santa Claus and his flying reindeer can travel in and out of the sky and “bring presents to children,” said the WHO expert, who has two sons herself.