Coronavirus Tales: Here's how people greet each other during COVID-19

Updated: Jun 28, 2020, 20:07 | Sunny Rodricks
  • Committee Chairman, US Senator Jim Risch (R) elbow bumps US Agency for International Development Counselor, Chris Milligan, before the start of a US Senate Foreign Relations hearing on COVID-19 and US International Pandemic Preparedness, Prevention, and Response in Washington DC.

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  • Men wearing face masks greet maintaining social distance on a street, as the first phase to ease the quarantine imposed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus starts, in San Jose de las Lajas, Mayabeque province, Cuba.

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  • Bogota Mayor Claudia Lopez (C), wearing a protective suit, greets a member of the Red Cross unloading boxes of aid for residents at the Ciudad Bolivar neighborhood, one of the areas with more COVID-19 cases in Bogota.

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  • Swiss Federal Councillor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis (R) and Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio (L) salute border police during their meeting at the Chiasso Brogeda customs border in Chiasso.

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  • In photo: Workers tap their legs at an assembly unit of Royal Enfield motorcycle inside its factory after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu.

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  • California Governor Gavin Newsom bumps elbows with Candace O'Connor, owner of Brimberry Barber and Beauty Salon, after she shared her thoughts on running a business in the time of COVID-19 and the recent protests in Los Angeles.

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  • Members of the Jewish community greet one another as they arrive for Friday evening prayers in the rebuilt Thokoly street synagogue in Budapest, as Budapest's synagogues reopen following a long closure due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • A protestor bumps elbows with a police officer as demonstrators disperse after a march to the US Embassy during an anti-racism demonstration in London, after George Floyd, an unarmed black man died after a police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest in Minneapolis, USA.

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  • A resident of the Cassenda district of Luanda celebrates with a policeman after the National Director of Public Health Helga Freitas lifted today a two weeks quarantine order.

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  • In photo: A staff member (centre R) greets students as they arrive at Kyungbock High School in Seoul after schools started reopening after more than a two-month delay over the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Resident Maria Schmidl (L) and nursing specialist Heike Krause show how to greet people at the retirement home 'CBT-Wohnhaus Zur Heiligen Familie' in Duesseldorf, western Germany amid the ongoing Covid-19, coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Rome mayor Virginia Raggi (R) greets a member of the Italian Federation of the Partisan Associations (FIAP) with the elbow during a commemoration ceremony at the San Paolo gate in Rome on Liberation Day, which marks the fall of Nazi occupation in 1945, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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  • Doctor Marco (L) and nurse Manu, wearing protective gear, greet as they take care of a patient at the level intensive care unit, treating COVID-19 patients, at the San Filippo Neri hospital in Rome.

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  • Catalina (L) and a friend greet each other with their feet, also know as "the Wuhan Shake", as they meet to get lunch at Markthalle Neun in Berlin's Kreuzberg district during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Malian voters greet each other without touching their hands as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus during the parliamentary elections in Bamako.

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About The Gallery

The coronavirus outbreak has changed the way people around the world greet each other. While many adopted the Indian way of greeting one another with Namaste, others across the world have found newer ways. From elbow bumps, and fist bumps to tapping their legs, here's how people greet each other in the COVID-19 world.

(All photos/AFP)