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The Bank of Thailand has put more Bt500 banknotes into circulation, in part to ensure there’s an ample percentage of cash that’s free of Covid-19 contamination.

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Somboon Chitphentom, assistant governor of the bank’s banknote management group, said on Friday (March 6) the notes have never been in circulation before and are hygienic.
The central bank is also collecting and quarantining banknotes for 14 days, the incubation period for the virus, after which they’ll go back into circulation.
It’s also reiterated the precautionary advice coming from many quarters – eat only cooked food and wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap or an alcohol-based gel.

Published : March 06, 2020

By : THE NATION