Trevor Noah says the coronavirus may bring the best break-up excuses

Trevor Noah says the coronavirus may bring the best break-up excuses

- Mzansi-born comedian Trevor Noah has said that the coronavirus social distancing rule could help many break relationships they have been meaning to leave for a while

- Many around the world who fear contracting Covid-19 remove themselves from being in public by avoiding all contact with other people, including their families

- Tweeps who reacted to Trevor's video joked that social distancing has worked perfectly for them in the past and is a great way to avoid strangers

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The coronavirus is a global pandemic which has affected and killed thousands around the world and those who fear contracting Covid-19 avoid all contact with other people, including their significant others.

This is what is labelled “social distancing”.

Mzansi comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, in efforts to lighten the heavy topic, joked that people would soon be playing the social distancing card to avoid their partners.

He added that it might even be a legit excuse to break up with someone.

“It's also the perfect excuse if you've been wanting to break up with someone.
“You'd be like, hey baby you know I love you, but the World Health Organisation says we need some space,” he said.

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Twitter users responding to Trevor say that social distancing has been part of their lives for years.

Here are some of the reactions:

@MMcminty: " 'Social distancing' is my motto for life. I can recommend it, as long as the wi-fi keeps working."
@DentonDan: "Oh sweet, I've been doing this for decades with strangers. Expert level 100."
@anakinjaguar: "Well it affects old people... it is good news for the government, getting rid of old people because they represent an 'economic burden'." has gathered that in South Africa there have been 17 confirmed cases of the virus. Yesterday Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced four new cases of the coronavirus in South Africa.

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