Since the corona virus has spread throughout the world, various policies have been adopted by world leaders. Starting from keeping a distance, quarantine and even do a lockdown in their respective countries.
It seems that new policies are not only found in the government system but also in the daily lives of leaders. They began to change lifestyles and adapt to pandemics. What’s the change like?
According to the BBC, world leaders are changing the way they give their greetings. The handshake that is common, is now replaced by greetings that adopt the namaste greeting, as did US President Donald Trump on Prince Charles.
In addition to namaste, world leaders also greet each other by touching each other’s elbows when meeting. This method is considered safer from shaking hands, as did the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Work from home
This policy came after many companies could not stop their work. For some units and divisions that can work from home, they continue to work even if they don’t go to the office. Likewise with world leaders.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pointed out this change when she hosted a question and answer session on Facebook Live at the end of March.
“Forgive casual clothes, this could be a bit messy because it puts a toddler in bed, so I don’t wear my work clothes,” he said.
Didn’t go to the salon
Corona virus spreads so fast and public facilities such as salons shut down business for health reasons. Instead, Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon cut her own hair at home and recorded her husband.
In an instant, many people changed their behavior due to a pandemic. Now comes the term ‘new normal’ where the normal routine is lived in a new style because it adapts to the corona virus.
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa is now brave to hold a meeting in a cafe in the capital Lisbon on Monday morning hinting at the return of normal life.
But still, the cafe staff wore masks and gloves as well as the table arranged far enough to ensure the distance between customers. This is the new normal life of the world leader that his citizens will soon follow.