The President of Argentina has exempted the tooth fairy from the country's nationwide lockdown.

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President Alberto Fernandez ordered all but essential workers to stay at home to halt the spread of coronavirus, but made an exception after being messaged by the mother of a seven-year-old boy who had lost his first tooth.

The message read: ''Dear @alferdez, I need to ask if the tooth fairy is among those exempted from quarantine?

''Joaquin has lost his first tooth and we don't know if we should leave him a letter (we can't find the tooth). We don't want to cause the tooth fairy problems or for the police to detain him.''

Fernandez was quick to reassure the family that the tooth fairy was an essential worker.

He tweeted: ''The tooth fairy can leave rewards for fallen teeth because he is not under quarantine. But the rest of us are... Joaquin should leave the tooth beneath his pillow and enjoy the prize.''