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“Santa also self-isolate?”, “Corona Santa” is already by our side

There is a joke that’This year’s Santa will only come after January 9, next year. This is because when you enter Korea, you have to self-isolate for two weeks because of corona.

On the 16th (local time), emergency medicine expert Robert Carroll in Santa clothes is injecting a vaccine to Diana Flevo, who is active at the forefront of corona prevention at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut, USA. AP=Yonhap News

A year has passed since the outbreak of the coronavirus outbreak, but we are still caught up in an invisible virus. As the season turned to winter, the third pandemic hit us, and we are even feeling extreme fear. Vaccination has begun in the UK and the US, but it is still a faraway country for us.

Christmas has come a week ahead. The children are already excited and waiting for Santa. Because of the gift. This year, adults as well as children are waiting for Santa gifts. It is a corona vaccine.
The photo shows Robert Carroll, an emergency medicine expert in Santa costume at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut, USA, injecting a Pfizer-Bio & Tech vaccine to Diana Flevo, who works at the forefront of corona protection. It’s the best gift for her. Now, I can take care of patients with more peace of mind.

Despite the corona, Santa has already come and is active all over the world. It looks different from before, but let’s greet and remember it. It’s’Corona Santa’ that you may never see again this year.

Christmas tree and Santa Claus in a shopping center in Brazil's capital Brasilia.  Ibiyo in Santa costume is welcoming children in a round plastic film to prevent infection with Corona 19.  AP = Yonhap News

Christmas tree and Santa Claus in a shopping center in Brazil’s capital Brasilia. Ibiyo in Santa costume is welcoming children in a round plastic film to prevent infection with Corona 19. AP = Yonhap News

In a shopping center in Anglais in southwestern France, a man in Santa clothes talks with a child customer while maintaining social distancing.  AP=Yonhap News

In a shopping center in Anglais in southwestern France, a man in Santa clothes talks with a child customer while maintaining social distancing. AP=Yonhap News

Prince Jacques of Monaco is holding a traditional Christmas ceremony with Santa Claus at the royal palace on the 16th.  Both Santa and Prince are wearing masks.  AFP=Yonhap News

Prince Jacques of Monaco is holding a traditional Christmas ceremony with Santa Claus at the royal palace on the 16th. Both Santa and Prince are wearing masks. AFP=Yonhap News

On a street in Bogota, Colombia, a Venezuelan refugee boy looks at a man in Santa costume from a distance.  AFP=Yonhap News

On a street in Bogota, Colombia, a Venezuelan refugee boy looks at a man in Santa costume from a distance. AFP=Yonhap News

A street musician dressed in Santa is playing the piano on Schwering, Germany.  Germany is currently implementing containment measures due to the rapid spread of Corona 19, so there is little traffic on the streets.  AP=Yonhap News

A street musician dressed in Santa is playing the piano on Schwering, Germany. Germany is currently implementing containment measures due to the rapid spread of Corona 19, so there is little traffic on the streets. AP=Yonhap News

Santa also came to a children's refugee camp in Gaza, Palestine.  No child wears a mask.  EPA=Yonhap News

Santa also came to a children’s refugee camp in Gaza, Palestine. No child wears a mask. EPA=Yonhap News

Peruvian national police in Santa costumes are monitoring a drug offender.  Of course, both Santa and the criminal are wearing masks.  AFP=Yonhap News

Peruvian national police in Santa costumes are monitoring a drug offender. Of course, both Santa and the criminal are wearing masks. AFP=Yonhap News

Santa, who covers his face with a plastic cover, eagerly hopes that 2020 will be the first and last.  This is Santa's appearance in Mexico City on December 3rd.  Alejandro Gelayaran, who gave gifts to orphans in Santa clothes,

Santa, who covers his face with a plastic cover, eagerly hopes that 2020 will be the first and last. This is Santa’s appearance in Mexico City on December 3rd. “Faith and hope touch people’s hearts,” said Alejandro Gelayaran, who gave gifts to orphans wearing Santa clothes. Reuters = Yonhap News

Reporter Choi Jeong-dong


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