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China begins to disinfect money

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Chinese authorities in the face of the epidemic have introduced strict requirements for disinfection in banks when servicing customers.

The Beijing branch of the China Banking and Insurance Regulator (CBIRC) has issued recommendations for banks to disinfect banknotes for the fight against coronavirus called COVID-2019.

Disinfected banknotes should be kept in a dry place for seven days, according to the China Securities Journal.

Supervisors have introduced strict requirements for the disinfection of bank branches. Authorities ordered banks to increase the frequency of disinfection of ATMs, keyboards.

Bank employees should be equipped with protective equipment such as masks, alcohol and a disinfectant.

According to the latest data from the National Health Commission of the PRC, another 406 cases of coronavirus were recorded in China per day, and 52 people died. By February 26, a total of 78,064 confirmed cases of infection were registered in China, and the number of victims of the disease increased to 2,715.

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