CLEAN YOUR CASH CAREFULLY IF CONCERNED OVER COVID-19:BANK OF CANADA
The Bank Of Canada advises that if you must launder your money, do it carefully.
The Bank says it has tested the notes for durability against common household products.
Concerns about the novel coronavirus being spread through the exchange of cash have been circulating worldwide during the COVID- 19 pandemic. For example, in China, media reports have suggested used bank notes have been isolated and disinfected.
Research from the United States has found filthy lucre contaminated with staphylococci, salmonella, E coli, influenza, MERS and hepatitis A.
The bank says the health risks posed by handling cash are the same as those from touching other common surfaces such as doorknobs, kitchen counters and handrails. The bank advises Canadians handling money should wash their hands often.
That’s the same advice given by the World Health Organization to anyone dealing in cash-wash your hands afterwards, especially if you’re about to eat or prepare food.