OPEC officials shake feet, avoiding hugs amid coronavirus outbreak

A video tweeted by OPEC showed OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo 'shaking feet' with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak

Paris FRANCE  Acting OPEC secretary general Mohammed Barkindo talks 07 April 2006 during the 7th International Oil Summit in Paris   AFP PHOTO  FRANCOIS GUILLOT  Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOTAFPGetty Images
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Paris FRANCE Acting OPEC secretary general Mohammed Barkindo talks 07 April 2006 during the 7th International Oil Summit in Paris AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOTAFPGetty Images

As OPEC officials and energy ministers gather to meet in Vienna, OPEC has issued safety advice which includes avoiding handshakes and hugs, according to a photo of a poster taken by Reuters.

OPEC tweeted a video of Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo laughing while 'shaking feet' with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, avoiding the usual handshake.

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OPEC and its allies will meet today and tomorrow to decide on potentially deeper cuts to output as demand plummets due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 95,000 people in 70 countries.

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