Footshakes and elbow bumps: new greetings amid the Covid-19 outbreak

Coronavirus is changing social interaction as more and more people are thinking twice about handshakes, cheek kisses and hugs in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. People around the world are coming up with new and safer ways – from elbow bumps to footshakes – to greet each other
Elbow bumps and footshakes: the new coronavirus etiquette

In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

  • African countries sign up for WHO’s plan for fair vaccine development
  • Madrid region introduces new restrictions due to coronavirus
  • 2020 Year of Crisis: The Virtual Classroom
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