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China Moves To Disinfect Its Money To Prevent The Spread Of The Coronavirus

China has today started disinfecting and isolating used banknotes in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) that has killed 1,527 people. Pictured is a woman spraying banknotes during a previous quarantine

Daily Mail: China disinfects BANK NOTES and quarantines them for 14 days as Beijing announces 143 new coronavirus deaths and 2,641 additional cases while death toll hits 1,527

* Chinese banks use ultraviolet light then seal and store the cash for up to 14 days
* The banks have been urged to provide new banknotes to customers if possible
* Central bank made an emergency issuance of four billion yuan in new notes

China has today started disinfecting and isolating used banknotes in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) that has killed 1,527 people.

Banks use ultraviolet light or high temperatures to disinfect yuan bills, then they seal and store the cash for seven to 14 days - depending on the severity of the outbreak in a particular region - before recirculating them.

The virus, which has infected 66,492 people in China and spread to more than two dozen other countries, has sparked a rush to disinfect public places and minimise contact between people.

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WNU Editor: I was wondering about this a week ago. Money can be a transmitter of disease. For the latest on the coronavirus outbreak, go here .... Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond (Reuters).

Update: A long but good blog post on the coronavirus outbreak .... Wuhan Coronavirus—WUWT Update (WUWT).

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