Many studies across the world have shown that currency notes and coins can be highly contaminated with germs. Low value currencies are more contaminated than high value currencies due to their higher usage.
What can you do to protect yourself from diseases that can potentially be transmitted by currency?
The best option obviously, is to go cashless – use your card or digital transactions wherever possible.
The next option is to follow proper hand hygiene throughout the day – always wash your hands before you eat and never touch your face, eyes or nose with unwashed hands.
These simple measures will avoid diseases that can be transmitted by currency notes.