With the coronavirus spreading across the globe, people are becoming more aware of how they interact with others. And so, the Wuhan Shake was born.

Instead of greeting people with a handshake, people in China are doing foot-to-foot greetings in order to avoid germs. A video example of the greeting went viral.

It the video, two people go to greet each other. One extends their hand and the other declines, instead, offering his foot. The new greeting is not only good for public health, it’s also pretty adorable to watch.

Actually, it seems like a lot of people are in favor of the Wuhan Shake.

Of course, the shake was immediately turned into a meme.

And if the Wuhan Shake isn’t your style, there are plenty of other options.

As of this writing, there have been 90,928 confirmed cases and 3,125 deaths associated with the coronavirus. The World Health Organization recommends frequent hand washing, maintaining at least a three-foot distance from others, avoiding touching your face, covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing and seeing a doctor early if you suspect symptoms.

“Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover,” WHO says on its website. “If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition.”

The best way to protect yourself and others is to follow WHO’s advice. And also incorporate the Wuhan Shake into your life.

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*First Published: March 3, 2020, 7:55 am