WHO warns banknotes may be adding to spread of Coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has made a public announcement, advising people to use contact-less technology instead of cash as banknotes may be spreading coronavirus.

The infectious COVID-19 virus could be carried on the surface of banknotes for several days, the WHO warned on Monday night.
To stop the spread of the disease, people should use contactless payments where possible and wash their hands after handling cash, a WHO spokesman said.