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In Pics | Guide to no-touch greetings while following social distancing norms

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down and has forced us to adhere to social distancing norms to keep it at bay. Here we look at some of the gestures people are using as we get accustomed to the 'new normal'.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, experts have suggested social distancing to combat the spread of the pandemic, which means no handshake or hugs. Wondering how to say hello in a no-handshake era? Trade hugs and handshakes for these greetings and stay social in a socially-distanced world. Here is your guide to no-touch greetings. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, people are adhering to social distancing norms to combat the spread of the pandemic. Wondering how to say hello in a no-handshake era? Trade hugs and handshakes for these greetings and stay social in a socially-distanced world. Take a look (Image: News18 Creative)

Namaste | Originated in Nepal with a purpose to show reverence and respect. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Namaste | Gesture to show reverence and respect. (Image: News18 Creative)

Wai | Originated in Thailand and its purpose is to apologise, to show respect and to greet. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Wai | Originated in Thailand and its purpose is to apologise, to show respect and to greet. (Image: News18 Creative)

Bowing | Originated in China, it is a gesture of deference. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Bowing | Originated in China, it is a gesture of deference. (Image: News18 Creative)

Cup and clap | Originated in Zambia to greet people. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Cup and clap | Originated in Zambia to greet people. (Image: News18 Creative)

Salaam and aadab | The gesture is used to greet people. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Salaam and aadab | The gesture is used to greet people. (Image: News18 Creative)

Fist and palm salute | This gesture is originated in Wushu, Chinese martial art, to greet people. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Fist and palm salute | This gesture is originated in Wushu, Chinese martial art, to greet people. (Image: News18 Creative)

Elbow bump | This casual greeting gesture gained popularity during the swine flu outbreak in 2016. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Elbow bump | This casual greeting gesture gained popularity during the swine flu outbreak in 2016. (Image: News18 Creative)

Single head nod | The gesture is used to acknowledge people. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Single head nod | The gesture is used to acknowledge people. (Image: News18 Creative)

Foot-shake | This Wester world gesture is used to greet friends and family. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Foot-shake | This Wester world gesture is used to greet friends and family. (Image: News18 Creative)

First Published on Jun 11, 2020 02:54 pm
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