Coronavirus Scares Akufo-Addo, Forces Him To Avoid Handshake With dignitaries on Independence Day

President Nana Akufo-Addo refused to shake the hands of dignitaries who were present at the 63rd Independence Day celebration which took place in Kumasi on Friday.

Akufo-Addo instead of shaking hands, bowed to each dignitary including the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Dr Keith Christopher Rowley, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.

He declined to shake hands with the dignitaries due to only one reason- fear of contracting coronavirus.

Who is not afraid of the deadly coronavirus?

President Akufo-Addo is not the only head of state who has taken a decision to avoid handshakes at public events.

Tanzania’s State House recently shared a picture of President John Magufuli exchanging a foot greeting- instead of handshake- with opposition politician Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad.


President Magufuli was observing new measures by the health ministry to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

PHOTO: President John Magufuli (R) exchanging a foot greeting with opposition politician

Back here in Ghana, people have been advised to avoid hugging, kissing and greeting people by hand to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


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