Bank of Korea will superheat banknotes to stop coronavirus

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The Bank of Korea has continued to adapt its cash-management framework to the growing number of cases of coronavirus confirmed in the country.

In a statement, the central bank said the country’s virus level had been raised to “serious”, prompting officials to take further action to ensure cash does not become a virus transmission mechanism.

Banknotes, which are printed on a paper substrate in Korea, will now be exposed to temperatures of 150 degrees celsius before being wrapped, packed and

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