At least one critical service will continue to operate as usual. Legault has added the tooth fairy to the list of Quebec essential services, telling parents and children that she is immune to the coronavirus. "So there's no danger, the tooth fairy will continue to do her job."
Toothless children can rest assured that they will still receive compensation in exchange for their offerings to the mystical collector of incisors.
There is interestingly no word on the Easter Bunny, though heads of government in other countries have confirmed to children there that it will still make its rounds this year.
It seems the focus of the Quebec government is making sure that there are no Easter gatherings.
"It is part of the traditions in Quebec to go to church, to receive one's family, in the Jewish community, to go to the synagogue," Legault said Tuesday.
"It is very important that there be no physical gatherings. So, this is not the time to prepare for family parties next weekend. You can do it by video, by phone, but not physically, it's important this year."
It's a message Dr. Arruda underlined, too.
"This is not the time, at Easter, to make a pineapple ham and then invite your sister-in-law, your brother-in-law, even if you think they are reliable, this is not the time to do those things."
We might have to wait and see if the Tooth Fairy's magical compatriots are also eventually be classified as "essential."
In the meantime, she joins health care, grocery store, media, and urgent maintenance workers, among others, on the list.
After a kids question Quebec added the tooth fairy in the essential services 😂😂 I love my province— Cath | 🖤🤍💜 (@Cath | 🖤🤍💜) 1586285880.0
She may even earn some free coffee from Tim Hortons.
She represents the only confirmed case of immunity in Quebec.
All other residents must follow strict public health guidelines and avoid non-essential travel outside their neighbourhoods.
Gatherings and failure to maintain a two-meter distance from other individuals are punishable with fines of between $1,000 and $2,000.
Quebec PM got a video question from a little girl he answered during his daily press conference. The tooth fairy is… https://t.co/Yh5j2BEVDw— ~Lemur Era Kathy~ 🦫 (@~Lemur Era Kathy~ 🦫) 1586280320.0
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