Angela Merkel told off as Chancellor tries to shake hands on arrival in Cornwall for G7

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Angela Merkel instinctively shook hands with the first member of the welcoming party at the G7 summit before he then reminded her not to shake hands with the rest of his colleagues. Coronavirus restrictions and social distancing rules have prevented handshaking during the Cornwall summit.

Following the initial handshake, Merkel went on to greet the other members of the welcoming party by nodding her head as to avoid physical contact and keep a distance.

The German Chancellor was wearing a face mask as she arrived at the summit.

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