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WHO warns of the dangers of cash due to coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Cash can be a channel for the transmission of coronavirus, using them, precautions should be taken, contactless payments are the safest payment method, the press service of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare reported.

“WHO strongly recommended washing their hands and not touching their faces when using cash in their calculations. WHO does not make strict recommendations that cash cannot be used, but theoretically cash can also be a channel for the transmission of viruses,” the report said.

According to WHO, coronavirus can be active on paper for three to four days, and on plastic for up to nine days, the press service said.

“Banknotes that are issued to credit organizations are kept at the Bank of Russia for at least 14 days from the date of receipt. Thus, credit organizations receive” clean “banknotes. But not all banknotes immediately go to banks,” the press service explained.

At the same time, when paying with a card, it is also necessary to observe precautions when dialing a pin code, the safest way is contactless payments, according to the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare.

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