Khaleej Times reports (8 June 2009) that the municipality in the Fujairah town of Dibba has begun a drive to ensure that all barbers are masked as a prevention against [H1N1?] influenza.
The same barbers have been directed to dry their towels under the direct sunlight as these are being used on several clients.
Furthermore, they have been ordered to increase the strength of their detergents with which they sterilize their shaving equipment.
But why just barbers? What about doctors and dentists?
Should clients and patients get issued with masks so that the barbers and medical practitioners don’t get infected?
This mask directive seems only to apply to Dibba, not to the rest of the emirate of Fujairah.
Dibba is the place to visit if you want a really clean shave.
Where Fujairah Men Go to Escape, FIF.
Hair Cuts and styling in the UAE, FIF.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: A married couple taking every precaution against the swine flu plague.