The government has introduced a new holiday called "Wear A Funny Mask Day" in order to boost the country's morale.
Even government ministers will be wearing them. Earlier today we saw Minster for Education Michael Gove come in to No. 10 wearing a donkey mask and later Minister for transport Philip Hammond wearing a Shrek mask.
But this is not having a good effect for all.
Doctors are having to tell family members that their relatives have died in surgery wearing Rabbit masks. And Undertakers are finding the smiley cow masks they've been given to cheery considering their job.
Despite this, the government wants all people to have the enjoyment as well. So in sanctuaries for homeless people instead of being given food they are being given clown masks and T-shirts with the words "I'm Happy!" on them.
And you can tune in tonight to a special edition of News Night which has a debate on what to do with Africa's AIDS issues, hosted by Bugs Bunny and with guests Porky Pig, Danger Mouse, Homer Simpson, Tom and Jerry and Charlie of those creepy public information films although we doubt you remember or know who that is.