Magafuli prefers foot shakes than handshakes to avoid contracting corona virus. 

Tanzanian President John Magufuli is wary of contracting Coronavirus and thus he is opting to greet his guests in other ways. Tanzanian President John Magufuli is wary of contracting Coronavirus and thus he is opting to greet his guests in other ways.

Magafuli shared a picture of President John Magufuli exchanging a foot greeting with opposition politician Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad.

Taking health measures.

While Kenyans are busy making fun of this new virus Governments around the world, including Tanzania, have advised people to avoid hugging, kissing and shaking hands to prevent the spread of the virus.

Tanzania has not registered any suspected cases. Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria and Senegal are the only countries in Africa to report positive cases of the coronavirus.

In case you don’t know what the corona virus is.

The deadly virus, which broke out in January in China’s central city of Wuhan, has killed more than 3,000 people globally. Most of the deaths are in China but over the past few days, there were nine times more new infections outside China than inside.

Handshaking in Africa is part of our culture and if you refuse to shake hands it can be considered rude and deviant. But we all need to stay safe in these tough times, so avoid shaking of hands.

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