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WHO warns money can spread coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — The World Health Organization warns that money could spread the coronavirus.

The WHO states that people should wash their hands after touching money, especially before eating, writes Business Insider.

”Instead, people should use contactless payments,” the WHO said.

In February, China said it would destroy money from areas heavily affected by the coronavirus in an effort to slow the spread.

The WHO told The Telegraph that the coronavirus could stay in the money for days after being exposed to it and that people should avoid touching the face after contacting cash.

“We know that money changes hands often and can get all kinds of bacteria and viruses and things like that. We would advise people to wash their hands after touching the cash and not touching the face,” said a WHO representative.

People should also wash their hands or use a hand sanitizer after contacting money, especially if they are ready to eat.

China said in February it would destroy and disinfect cash from hospitals, buses and markets in areas heavily affected by the coronavirus.

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