Premier grants Easter Bunny special ‘eggs-emption’ as holidays shift under COVID-19

The Easter Bunny will be allowed to break the COVID-19 rules this weekend while everyone else is bending the curve.

Premier John Horgan has authorized a special essential service “eggs-emption” for the Easter Bunny to enter people’s homes and break physical-distancing rules to deliver Easter chocolates across the province.

“Dear Easter Bunny, I am pleased to welcome you to our province for your annual egg-delivery duties,” the premier’s declaration reads.

“This year, we’re all looking out for our loved ones and festivities look quite different. I know that you’re also taking extra care, so even if you can’t make it to every home, I want to thank you for sharing your positive spirit and happiness with kids and families across the province.”

It was the premier inserting some humour in the midst of a serious plea from health officials to celebrate the holidays differently to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Henry told her daily news conference later that day that group celebrations inside the home are not advised.

“When we know that this virus continues to circulate in our communities, coming together of even small groups can be very problematic,” she said.

The province is urging people not to visit cabins and cottages over the long weekend, and to avoid all non-essential travel altogether.

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