Coronavirus: Bawumia wows Ghanaians’ with new greeting style [Video]

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently admonished Ghanaians to stop shaking hands completely, and cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

One such person who has heeded this advice to the letter is his vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Dr. Bawumia met with the head of the Ghana Chamber of Telecoms Ken Ashigbey at the maiden edition of the Mobile Technology for Development (MT4D) Conference.


One thing stood out when they met before entering the conference hall; the way they greeted. Ghanaians are accustomed to shaking hands and hugging but this time it was different. The two personalities greeted by hitting their elbows against each other to the admiration of onlookers.

The coronavirus has not been reported in Ghana although 45 suspected cases have proven negative. Ghana’s neighbours Burkina Faso and Togo have reported the disease which originated from China.