In China, as part of the fight against the spread of a new type of coronavirus (COVID-19), paper banknotes are being disinfected. This is reported by the PRC Central Bank.
In order to prevent the spread of infection, banknotes are placed “in quarantine” into cash registers for a period of 7 to 14 days. Ultraviolet light and thermal treatment are used to disinfect the used bills.
“If it is necessary, banks dispense new bills to customers, but the quarantined banknotes will be issued upon expiration of the established period,” the PRC Central Bank reported in a statement.
The number of coronavirus victims in China has risen to 1,666. According to the latest data, 9,395 people recovered.
The Director-General of the World Health Prganization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared that the further development of the epidemic, caused by the coronavirus, is impossible to predict.