Ways to greet people without touching

Contactless greetings have been around long before the coronavirus. Here are some ways to say "hi" without touching. 😷

3 Popular Greetings

Shaking hands a no-no?

With coronavirus terrifying people around the world, many are looking for a no-contact alternative to the traditional handshake. However, there are already different international greetings that do not involve touch. In Japan, the angle of your bow will depend on how much respect you want to show. Some forms of bowing date back to the time of the samurai. There are interpretations of the bow that include Thailand’s wai, where you press your hands together and nod, and the western curtsy. Saluting is another option; the tip of your hat in European countries, the Chinese fist in the palm, or the South Asian adab gesture where you lift your right hand in front of your eyes. The last suggestion is the Tibetan showing of your tongue to prove you were not the reincarnation of a cruel king with a black tongue.

The average individual spreads the virus to two or three people. However, there are super-spreaders that can spread it to up to thirty people. Officials measure the transmission of infection by looking at the “reproduction number” also known as an “R0.” It is possible to reduce your transmission number by following these safety precautions and avoiding contracting or spreading via touch.

How to prevent the spread

If worrying about contact with others, it is best to start looking into at-home prevention methods. Health professionals are asking citizens to stop buying medical masks as they are often worn improperly, and tend to be more effective for those with the virus rather than those trying to avoid getting sick. Also, the mass stockpiling of these devices are preventing medical workers from having the proper supplies. Other known prevention methods include rigorously and frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer if soap is unavailable, avoiding touching your face, disinfecting any and all surfaces, and preparing medicine and food supplies in case of infection or containment.


03/08/2020 12:03 PM
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  • Norlilawati L.
    05/01/2020 06:12

    Wow the Tibet tradition I didn't know about..

  • Abhijeet S.
    04/18/2020 20:09

    Haha nice one 👌👌

  • Tejas G.
    03/31/2020 16:40

    Great Indian culture namaste 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏...falow all of you

  • Ran K.
    03/31/2020 15:18


  • Shivkesh T.
    03/30/2020 15:52

    तभी तो मर थहे है

  • Apoorva Z.
    03/29/2020 14:48

    Noody excepting aadab bcoz it look like begging for money.

  • Dhiman D.
    03/27/2020 07:21

    Indian namaste is best

  • Trilochan B.
    03/25/2020 09:05


  • Furkan A.
    03/25/2020 03:44


  • Veena K.
    03/24/2020 16:53

    Namaste is the best

  • Dattatray P.
    03/24/2020 11:04

    Why not NAMASTE?? i think you are one sided ideology.

  • Rana D.
    03/22/2020 03:23

    जीवन मे एक हाथ से प्रणाम करते है उनका जीवन मे कभी विश्वास नही करना क्यां पता दूसरा हाथ आपके गले या पीठ पीछे खंजर मारने रखा हो जागृत बनो

  • Umesh H.
    03/22/2020 01:24

    Waye thisa one is good

  • Pappu K.
    03/21/2020 03:32

    Aa gaya na salo, indian culture par

  • Farman R.
    03/20/2020 09:22


  • Tenzin L.
    03/20/2020 09:06

    I’m Tibetan

  • Suraj S.
    03/20/2020 06:26

    Hindutva jindabad

  • Robyn W.
    03/16/2020 11:34

    Bowing in china, but yet coronvirus started there first!

  • Dharamraj S.
    03/12/2020 15:33

    Dharmraj singh Rengarh right...

  • Manish A.
    03/11/2020 17:53

    Brut, the f*cking lunatic radical channel, now criticizes 'namaste' by comparing it with other formal contactless salutations and also posing to warn people of its meaning that namaste means bowing against gog. But you cunning channel, you must understand that in sanatan culture (the oldest civilization of the world), Namatey / Namaskar means bowing not against the human being but the his/her divineness. But you jihadi people wont understand.