Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy Deemed ‘Essential Workers’ in New Zealand


Around the world, billions are staying home to curb the spread of the coronavirus, except for medical personnel, police officers, pharmacists, grocery store workers and others who have been deemed essential workers in many places.

Article by Sandra E. Garcia, https://www.nytimes.com/


In New Zealand, that list grew by two after the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced on Monday that the Easter bunny and the Tooth Fairy were considered essential workers, too.

“As you can imagine, at this time, of course, they are going to be particularly busy at home with their family as well and their own bunnies,” Ms. Ardern said, interjecting levity into a serious situation and seeking to soothe anxious children yearning to head outdoors to play.

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