This Santa and Mrs Claus each examined optimistic for Covid after attending a festive parade which noticed them have photographs taken with 50 kids (Image: Lengthy County Fireplace Division)
Two actors enjoying Santa Claus and his spouse Mrs Claus each examined optimistic for coronavirus after having their photograph taken for 50 kids. The unnamed performers have been confirmed as being Covid-positive shortly after final Thursday’s parade in Ludowici, Georgia.
It got here after the native hearth division shared a snap of the Christmas couple using atop one in every of its vans.
Native chamber of commerce spokesman Robert Parker stated: ‘The occasions have been nicely attended and roughly 50 kids had their image taken with Santa. It has now been delivered to the eye of the Chamber of Commerce, in addition to my workplace, that after the occasion each “Santa” and “Mrs. Claus” have been examined for the Covid 19 virus and each obtained optimistic take a look at outcomes.
‘They weren’t displaying any signs on the time of the occasion.’ No indication has been given as as to whether Santa and Mrs Claus contracted Covid earlier than or throughout the festive occasion.
However Parker insisted on placing an upbeat tone, saying ‘I don’t really feel this incident is a trigger for panic,’ and insisting the parade introduced ‘some sense of normalcy to those attempting occasions.’
He added: ‘My kids each had their image made with Santa, and their smiles have been greater than any day after they head off to high school, the place the identical threat of publicity exist. I wish to additional emphasize that no kids have been compelled to attend the occasions and that selection was left solely within the fingers their dad and mom.
‘I’ve personally recognized each “Santa” and “Mrs. Claus” my total life and I can guarantee everybody that they’d have by no means knowingly finished something to put any kids at risk.’
No replace has been given on how Santa and Mrs Claus are doing, and there was no information on every other one who attended the occasion falling seriously-ill.
Georgia has seen a complete of 524,000 coronavirus instances and 9,781 deaths, with the southern state at present experiencing a 3rd wave of the virus, like many different components of the US.
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