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No particular risk of infection of SARS-CoV-2 from cash

How long do coronaviruses remain infectious on banknotes and coins? Is it possible to become infected through contact with cash? Experts at the European Central Bank, in collaboration with the Department of Medical and Molecular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Euro banknotes safe to touch despite coronavirus: ECB

There is no significant risk of catching the coronavirus from euro banknotes, the European Central Bank said Tuesday, citing lab tests that showed the germs survived far longer on other surfaces.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No money for masterpieces: Louvre bans cash over virus fears

The Louvre museum in Paris is temporarily no longer accepting cash as part of new measures that helped persuade employees worried about catching the coronavirus to return to work Wednesday.