BOT gives advice on disinfecting cash

MONDAY, APRIL 06, 2020

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has advised people on how to clean banknotes and coins to ensure they are not contaminated with Covid-19 virus.

The BOT said that people could disinfect the notes by soaking them in soap solution or dishwashing liquid for a short period. The notes should then be rinsed with water before being gently dabbed with a cloth and placed under the sun to dry.
The central bank advised people not to clean banknotes with washing powder or bleach, or by baking or boiling them, which would damage the notes.
Furthermore, the BOT said that people should use digital payment methods wherever possible, to avoid touching banknotes and coins which may be contaminated with the virus.