- 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
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.
Well if the virus can live on bank notes, I guess we are all screwed!
Money circulates everywhere on the planet.
oh but your packages sent express are perfectly safe!