B.C.’s daily COVID-19 briefing took a lighter turn on Tuesday, when the province’s top doctor “apologized” to her hairdresser after giving herself a home hairdo.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made the comments after a number of social media users noted her updated hairstyle over the weekend.
On March 21, Dr. Henry ordered all personal services businesses such as salons and tattoo shops closed.
Some people questioned whether Dr. Henry’s new haircut meant she had violated her own public health order.
“They say that the number one thing not to do in a pandemic is your own hair, and I will say believe them,” Dr. Henry quipped Tuesday.
“My apologies to Lindsey, my hairdresser, but I did do some of my own tinkering with my hair in the last couple of days. So, yes, I did not go to the hairdressers.”
Violating public health orders has come at a significant cost for other leaders around the world.
On Tuesday, for example, New Zealand Health Minister David Clark was demoted after it was revealed he had breached the country’s lockdown in March to take his family to the beach.