Multiple Fake news claims-: The news is spreading in twitter, Facebook and other social media rapidly on coronavirus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) warns people saying that contaminated cash may spread coronavirus.
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News Verification: - The news on Contaminated cash spreading coronavirus is true. The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised people to wash their hands and stop using cash as it may spread the virus.
The World Health Organization said the British public should exercise care when handling potentially infectious banknotes. Asked whether banknotes could be spreading coronavirus, a WHO spokesman replied: “Yes it’s possible and it’s a good question. We know that money changes hands frequently and can pick up all sorts of bacteria and viruses and things like that.
“We would advise people to wash their hands after handling banknotes, and avoid touching their face. … When possible it’s a good idea to use contactless payments.”
The infectious COVID-19 virus could be carried on the surface of banknotes for several days, the WHO warned.
reports that the World Health Organization was pushing people to use contactless payments, a spokesperson for the WHO tells CNBC[‘s] Make It it has not issued any warnings or statements about the use of cash. Instead, it reiterated that you should wash your hands, including after handling money, especially if you’re eating or touching food.
The COVID-19 virus may stick to banknotes for several days, potentially increasing the chance of contracting the virus,
The Bank of England also recognized that banknotes “can carry bacteria or viruses” and encouraged frequent hand washing.