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No handshake for Angela Merkel as coronavirus’ panic spreads across globe

As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus see a surge across the globe, Germany’s interior minister refused to shake hands with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fearing the spread of the infection.

When Merkel reached out to greet Horst Seehofer at a meeting on migration in Berlin, he smiled and kept both his hands to himself. They both laughed and Merkel then threw her hand up in the air before taking a seat. “That is the right thing to do,” she said as she took her seat while guests at the meeting also burst out laughing.

Health experts have recommended avoiding handshakes as a way of preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Source: The Financial Express