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“Wuhan Shake” Goes Viral Amid Coronavirus Fears (Video)

Thu 05 Mar 2020 | 03:00 PM
NaDa Mustafa

Amid concerns about novel Coronavirus, Chinese people have created a new foot-to-foot greeting known as the “Wuhan Shake”.

A viral video shows a group of Chinese men wearing face masks using their shoes to say hello to each other instead of handshakes.


The clip has gained nearly 29,000 views, with many people applauding this creative idea.

The viral welcome comes as health officials around the world have warned against close contact amid the rapid spread of coronavirus.

The dreaded virus has infected more than 89,000 people and killed at least 3,000 since December’s outbreak in Wuhan, China.

It is worth mentioning that, China is trying with all its might to confront the effects resulting from the outbreak of the new Coronavirus via a series of strong and effective measures that seek to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by this deadly virus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that world countries should do more and prepare for a possible pandemic because of Coronavirus outbreak.

In an official statement, WHO said that it is too early to announce a pandemic now, but the countries should be in a “phase of preparedness”.

“The epidemic will be declared when the infectious disease is easily transmitted from person to person in many parts of the world,” the statement read.

More cases of the virus, which causes respiratory disease Covid-19, continue to emerge, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran.