HALIFAX, United Kingdom – Nova Scotia’s top doctor posted a social media meme urging residents to stop shopping for non-essential items, including Birkenstock sandals that are on sale.
When the province saw a record number of new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, Dr. Robert Strang on a sale of the sandals at Costco, where they sold for just under $ 60.
Strang said during a briefing, “This is not the time to go to Costco to buy sandals that you heard are in stock. It is important that you limit your travel. “
Former Prime Minister Stephen McNeil, who coined the phrase “Stay the Blazes home” during the first wave of the province, later posted a tweet about his feet in old Birkenstocks saying, “Listen to the good doctor: this is not the time . “
This sparked other posts from Nova Scotians, including a woman wearing multi-colored plastic fish sandals as a personal reminder to stay home.
Despite the cool, freezing rain outdoors, Strang posted his own tweet about his feet in old Birkenstocks and responded to the premiere using the hashtag #thisisnotthetime.
Not all social media users got on board.
“People in Nova Scotia need to stop showing their feet … We already have sandals,” wrote a Twitter user. “Whip dee doo da day!”
This Canadian press report was first published on May 8, 2021.
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