No Hugs And Handshakes, Here’s How People Around The World Are Greeting Each Other

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Along with claiming thousands of lives, the novel coronavirus pandemic has posed a threat to the social fabric of the world. From keeping a distance from each other to not indulging in hugs and handshakes and to covering faces, the world has been awakened to a newer order.

The Human species is the most adaptable species on the planet and they find new things to maintain their sanctity in times of pandemic. Here’s how people are greeting each other in different parts of the world.


Texas, United States


Elbow Taps. The football coach Bob Wager is seen elbow taping the player Morice Blackwell as they greet each other in a camp at Arlington Martin High School.

United Kingdom


In happier news for the country, football has returned to its television sets. In the picture, Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann and Gary Cahill greet each other by tapping their fists in a match between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth.



In Mayabeque Provine in San Jose de las Lajas, Cuba, men greet each other fist thump each other while maintaining distance from each other.




The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, and the French President Emmanuel Macron greet each other with Namaste at Clarence House.

Caracas, Venezuela


Upon arriving at the CNE headquarters, the New President and the rector of National Electoral Council Indira Maira Alfonzo and rector Rania D’Amelio elbow bump each other.

Bogota, Columbia


In Bogota too, people greet each other by either elbow tapping or elbow bumping. In the picture, Mayor Claudia Lopez in a protective suit greets a member of the Red Cross Society in the Ciudad Bolivar neighborhood.


Jerusalem, Israel


The Israel foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi greets the German foreign minister Heiko Maas with an elbow bump at the ministry headquarters.



The Minister of Transport, Communications, and Works of Cyprus Yiannis Karoussos greets the first passenger who arrived from Israel with an elbow shake.

Tamil Nadu, India


In the assembly unit of Royal Enfield Motorcycle in Oragadam, workers tap their legs and greet each other preventing the spread of the disease.


Seoul, South Korea


After a two-month break due to the novel coronavirus, a staff member of the Kyungbock High School greets the student in Seoul.

Southern France

Southern France

Two women in the Vieux Port of Marseille in southern France pose for a photograph as they greet each other with their elbows.

New York, United States

New York

Outside the VA Medical Center, two elderly men greet each other in the Brooklyn Borough of New York.

Rio de Janerio, Brazil


Even in Brazil, two old men greet each other by elbow tapping outside the Unidos de Padre Miguel samba school headquarters.



Source: India Times