The provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made apologies to her hairdresser in a light-hearted comment on Tuesday, after confessing to cutting her own hair during the pandemic.
During the province’s daily COVID-19 update with Health Minister Adrian Dix, Dr. Henry advised everyone to not attempt to chop their own locks in a rare, lighter moment.
“They say the number one thing not to do in a pandemic is your own hair and I will say, ‘believe them,’ and my apologies to Lindsay, my hairdresser, but I did do some of my own tinkering with my hair in the last couple of days,” said Henry.
This is not the most surprising news. Last month, Dr. Henry ordered all personal care businesses, including hair salons, to close down to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
“So yes, I did not go to the hairdressers. Hopefully, it will settle soon,” said BC’s top doctor.
Dr. Henry and the Health Minister address the public every day to update the province on the latest cases and information about COVID-19. British Columbia has seen a total of 1,291 confirmed cases of coronavirus with the death toll reaching 43. Over the 24 hours prior to her Tuesday announcement, there were zero new cases on Vancouver Island. Dr. Henry and Dix will give their next update at 3:30 pm PT, available for live streaming on CHEK’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.