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Melania Trump Cancels White House Easter Egg Roll Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Odette Odendaal
Mar 18, 2020
10:52 A.M.
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Melania Trump canceled this year's annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House out of "an abundance of caution" as the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread.

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Even though the Easter Egg Roll is a highlight on FLOTUS's calendar, its the latest event recently canceled since President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13.

Melania Trump speaks during the White House Historical Association Dinner in the East Room of the White House on May 15, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Source: Getty Images.

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NO EASTER EGG ROLL THIS YEAR

The White House confirmed Melania's cancellation of the Easter Egg Roll on Monday, and she will miss putting different games and activities together for groups of children like she did last year.

In the statement, Melania said that her first priority as FLOTUS is to put the safety and health of Americans above all else. Therefore she "deeply" regrets having to cancel the annual Easter highlight to "ensure a healthy country for the long term."

Melania Trump reads a story book to children during the 141st Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 22, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Source: Getty Images.

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Nonetheless, Melania also offered words of encouragement to her fellow Americans as she added:

"I encourage everyone to listen to state and local officials, and follow CDC guidelines in order to help protect the health and well-being of everyone.”

OTHER EVENTS CANCELED 

The Easter Egg Roll would have taken place on April 13, and it is the lastest event to be canceled. On March 18, Melania would have hosted a fundraiser in California, but that has been canceled as well.

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On Monday, Melania was set to embark on a three-day "Women for Trump" bus tour, but it reportedly got canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

Still up in the air, is the fundraiser Melania is supposed to host at Mar-a-Lago in Florida on March 25. In the meantime, Melania has a few suggestions about how to make the most out of time spent in self-isolation.

Melania Trump watches children participating in the 141st Easter Egg Roll on April 22, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Source: Getty Images.

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MELANIA'S ADVICE AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

On Tuesday, Melania took to social media and shared how this difficult time can be used for positive things, as she wrote:

"Consider taking advantage of working from home to connect with your loved ones, or work on your well-being by reading a book or spending time on a hobby."

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MELANIA'S LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCE

Melania Trump still tended to her public duties only a few days ago, when she spoke at the National PTA Conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

Dressed in tan pants that matched her belted plaid jacket, FLOTUS spoke about her "Be Best Initiative," as the conference centralized its theme on "PTA Takes Action for Kids."

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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