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Auszug aus der Pressekonferenz der WHO am 14. Dezember 2020:
Gabriela Sotomayor (journalist): “One of the things that most worries many of the children is if Santa Claus will be able to get home this Christmas because he's very old, he's overweight, they are concerned about whether Santa Claus will be able to leave his house and whether he will be able to travel. Do you have any message to the children in Mexico and maybe children all over the world? Thanks.”
Fadela Chaib: “Thank you, Gabriela. Dr Van Kerkhove will take this question.”
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove: “Thank you very much for this really important question. I think you've highlighted a concern that many children have across the world. We can tell you that I understand the concern for Santa because he is of older age and he is of one of the older age groups but I can tell you that Santa Claus is immune to this virus.
We had a brief chat with him and he is doing very well. Mrs Claus is doing very well and they're very busy right now but he is immune and we have heard from a number of leaders across the world who have told us that they have restricted - relaxed; excuse me - the quarantine measures for Santa to enter the airspace so he will be able to travel in and out of the airspace and able to deliver presents to children.
But I think it is very important that all children of the world understand that physical distancing by Santa Claus and also of the children themselves must be strictly enforced so it is really important that the children of the world still listen to their moms and dads and their guardians and make sure that they go to bed on Christmas Eve. But Santa will be able to travel around the world to deliver presents so thank you very much for that important question.”