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Rescued seal named after Dr. Bonnie Henry shares important Halloween message

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Marine Mammal Rescue Centre
October 31, 2020 - 11:33 AM

A marine mammal named after the province's top doctor is echoing her message for Halloween.

Dr. Bonnie Herring, a rescued seal pup at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in the Lower Mainland, was snapped with pumpkins decorated with provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry's famous message, "Be kind. Be calm. Be safe."

"Rescued seal pup Dr. Bonnie Herring and her friends would like to remind everyone to stick to your safe six while fish-or-treating this Halloween," reads a Facebook post from the rescue centre. Henry announced this week that gatherings are now limited to people in an immediate household, plus their so-called "safe six" guests.

In this week's briefing, Dr. Henry asked British Columbians to avoid holding Halloween parties this weekend.

Dr. Henry pointed out at the COVID-19 update Oct. 29, that a woman in her 80s, who died in the past 24 hours in the Fraser Health region, attended a birthday party with less than 10 people, one of whom had COVID-19.

“Even though it was a small party in a person’s home, the majority of the people in that home came down with COVID-19,” she said. “It reminds us that this virus can’t tell the difference.”

READ MORE: Dr. Bonnie Henry says no to Halloween parties this weekend

This isn't the first time Dr. Henry has been named after a sea creature. A B.C. aquarium also named an octopus after her because of Dr. Henry's dedication, passion and calm demeanour during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

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