Say Namaste To Avoid Handshake Says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested his countrymen to greet people without touching each other. And he recommended the Indian way of greeting people with folded hands instead of regular handshake.
Do Namaste instead of handshake
Benjamin Netanyahu asked his countrymen to avoid shaking hands just he did. Namaste is the customary way of greeting each other with folded hands in India. His familiarity with Indian customs and traditions isn’t surprising because of his closeness to Indian PM Narendra Modi. He had been in India in January 2018 and Mr. Modi visited Israel in 2017.
Mr. Netanyahu recommended strong measures
He was speaking to the press after a review meeting to fight the spread of coronavirus in Israel. He said that several measured would be announced to prevent the spread of infection. He further said that they had taken select isolation and flight policies and measures for flights.
Coronavirus in Israel
Israel has banned public gatherings of more than 5,000 people and people are advised to avoid from going abroad. Today, there are 7,000 people in home-quarantine. There are 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus but still no deaths reported. Coronavirus spreads through contact with droplets from infected persons. Tiny droplets from sneezing and coughing by infected persons can cause infection.
Global condition of coronavirus
The infection has spread to over 60 countries and there are approximately 90,000 infected people across the globe. The virus that originated in China last December has taken 3,000 lives globally.