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Dr. Bonnie Henry fans encouraging Mother's Day cheer for B.C.'s top doctor

Chief provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on COVID-19 on April 2, 2020.
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May 10, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Dr. Bonnie Henry fans want you to bang pots and pans tomorrow night for a Mother's Day cheer to support B.C.'s top doctor.

"Residents of British Columbia.....please join us at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 10 to cheer for Dr. Bonnie Henry. We think Mother's Day is an appropriate day to show our appreciation to B.C.'s top doctor. In many ways she has been like a mother to the residents and business owners in B.C. during the current healthcare crisis. Her calm, consistent leadership alongside her daily reminder to be calm, be kind, and be safe has served us well. So let's get loud and show our appreciation this upcoming Sunday," according to the Dr. Bonnie Henry Fan Club Facebook page.

"This is a stay-at-home virtual event. Bang some pots and use your voice from the comfort of your home," according to the event post.

RSVP to the Facebook event to spread the message.

As the COVID-19 talk turns more and more to easing restrictions, Premier John Horgan said it’s still too early, in most cases, to give your mother a hug on Mother’s Day this Sunday.

“If my mom was here, I would want to hug her on Mother’s Day but these are choices you have to make,” Horgan said at a news briefing earlier this week. “We’re not prescribing to British Columbians who they interact with and how they interact with them – only to say the best way to protect everyone is to observe social distancing, be sure you’re washing your hands regularly but, if your circle has been tight, I welcome you to hug your mom. If your mom has got a compromised immune system, it’s best to keep that distance.”

READ MORE: Save your Mother’s Day hugs for the May long weekend

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has stressed repeatedly that the social distancing restrictions are not here forever and that people can start slowly to expand their social circles, just not yet.

This story was originally published May 9. 

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