COVID 19 in China Hospital currency is being disinfected
Dr K K Aggarwal
President CMAAO< HCFI and Past national President IMA
The central banking authorities of China are disinfecting, stashing and reportedly even destroying cash in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Fan Yifei, deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, said that the cash collected by commercial banks must be disinfected before being released back to customers.
Cash collected from hospitals and food markets must be handled separately and disinfected before depositing the notes.
In severely hit regions, the collected cash must undergo ultraviolet or high-temperature disinfection and be stored for 14 days before going back to the market.
In less affected areas, the bank notes must be disinfected and stored for a week before use.