Cambodian PM encourages people to avoid shaking hands to prevent COVID-19 infection

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday encouraged people to avoid shaking hands in order to help prevent the COVID-19 infection.

Instead of shaking hands, he said people should use Cambodian traditionally greeting style Sampeah (placing both palms together at the chest level) to greet each other.

“We should avoid shaking hands until the COVID-19 is over. Instead, we use the gesture of Sampeah to greet each other, it’s easy and fast,” he said in a speech during the closing ceremony of the Health Ministry’s annual conference here.

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