Boris Johnson assures British children that Santa Claus will be delivering presents this Christmas

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday assured British children that Santa Claus would still be delivering presents this Christmas, despite the COVID-19 crisis — a day after the U.K. announced special measures to keep holiday celebrations intact this year.

In a tweet, the British PM said “I’ve had lots of letters about this, so I have spoken with experts and can assure you that Father Christmas will be packing his sleigh and delivering presents this Christmas!”

“Leaving hand sanitizer by the cookies is an excellent idea to help prevent the spread of the virus — and using it yourself, and washing your hands regularly, is exactly the kind of thing that will get you and your friends on the nice list,” he said.