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Coronavirus: China issues 4bn yuan of new bank notes and quarantines used notes

by LLB Reporter
15th Feb 20 2:09 pm

China has started to disinfect, and quarantine used bank notes in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Banks are using ultraviolet light or high temperatures to try and disinfect their currency then seal the bank notes in storage for 14-days.

Fan Yifei, deputy governor of China’s central bank said on Saturday they are urging banks to provide new bank notes where possible to customers.

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China’s central bank made an “emergency issuance” of 4bn yuan in Hubei province, to “secure the public’s safety and health when using cash” to try and stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Yifei said.

To date more than 66,000 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in China which has made the Chinese authorities step up disinfecting areas and minimise contact between people.

On Saturday China reported a drop in people infected with the virus, standing at 2,641 new cases.

On Friday China’s president Xi Jingping said during a Communist Party meeting, “The current fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic is a major test of China’s system and capacity for governance.

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