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Ant and Dec avoid handshake with Prince Charles as coronavirus outbreak continues in UK

Television duo Ant McPartlin, 44, and Declan Donnelly, 44, and Prince Charles, 71, greeted each other with the namaste gesture instead of the usual shaking hands at the Prince’s Trust Awards 2020 show today. Their unusual exchange happened as the COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, continues to spread in the UK.

The trio were also pictured sharing a joke during their chat on the red carpet.

Also at the event, the Prince of Wales was pictured greeting other guests with the gesture including, Ronnie Wood, Craig David and Dina Asher-Smith.

Inside the event, the royal thanked international supporters who were unable to attend due to the spread of COVID-19.

He is believed to have told the audience: “Due to circumstances beyond our control we are not joined by as many of those who make such an immense difference to my trust internationally, as we originally planned.

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The coronavirus is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways.

Those who think they may be suffering with the virus have been advised to “self-isolate” at home.

The NHS has said the symptoms “are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu”.

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To avoid catching or spreading germs, the health service has advised people to wash their hands with soap and water often, avoiding contact with people who are unwell and binning tissues after use immediately.

Today, an eighth person in the UK died after testing positive to the virus.

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus rose by 373 in the UK today, bringing the total to 456.

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