Bank of Thailand advocates washing banknotes

Bank of Thailand
George Johnson

‘Money laundering’ could take on a whole new meaning in Thailand, after the country’s central bank advised members of the public to wash their banknotes.

In a statement on Twitter, the Bank of Thailand noted there were many people who were concerned banknotes could be contaminated with the coronavirus, thus increasing its spread.

As a result, the central bank is advising people to wash their banknotes with mild detergent or soapy water, should they feel it necessary.

Cleaning the banknotes

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