Australia had its first coronavirus fatality over the weekend as the infection rate continues to climb. Handshakes are now off the table, with the virus having some unexpected consequences for both beer and the environment.

Handshakes a touchy issue

Handshakes are now a social faux pas, with a senior World Health Organisation official endorsing "elbow bumps" and "footshakes" as a safe alternative.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced at an event she would not be shaking anyone’s hands. French authorities have also recommended people avoid shaking hands, while Premier League soccer club Newcastle United has banned the greeting.