World Health Organisation Says Use Contactless Instead Of Cash
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
In Bill Gardner's Daily Telegraph article The World Health Organisation (WHO) says bank notes and coins could spread Covid-19 and people should wash their hands after touching currency to avoid the Coronavirus infection.
China and Korea have started disinfecting currency though the Bank of England has no plans for this.
A WHO source said It would be far better to avoid using cash altogether and use contactless payments instead to reduce the risk of transmitting the desease.
The Go Cashless campaign has always claimed cash is dirty and presents an everyday hygiene problem.
Though Go Cashless would not wish to make any 'mileage' out of this dreadful world-wide epidemic one must consider the potential to reduce the spread of this or any disease by ceasing to use cash .