Philippine poll body bans shaking hands during campaigning

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Manila, July 19 (SocialNews.XYZ) In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Philippines' Commission on Elections (Comelec) is crafting new guidelines for next year's presidential polls which has effectively removed ingrained features of political campaigning, particularly shaking hands and kissing babies.

Given existing evidence about the importance of hand hygiene and social distancing in curbing the spread of the highly contagious virus, the Comelec has advised against greetings such as hugging, kissing, an......

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