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  • Money 'laundry' goes awry: South Korean washes cash to remove COVID-19 traces, suffers major loss

    Akanksha Saxena
    Updated Aug 01, 2020 | 16:23 IST

    The COVID-19 scare still continues to loom over the people. Every single day, items are sanitized or kept in quarantine in order to remove the infection on their surfaces.

    Many also try to wash it off with the help of water.

    According to The Associated Press, a person whose gender is unspecified had put around 50,000 won (around Rs 3137) into a washing machine. This was done to make sure the notes were ‘disinfected’ from the coronavirus infection.

    The amount of money that was given to him or she was basically condolence money given by relatives and friends during a family funeral.

    However, the results were not desirable. Most of the notes looked extremely damaged after one spin therefore they were unusable.

    Then, the person reached out to the Bank of Korea to help her out. Due to the ‘considerable’ damage caused to the wad of cash, it became impossible for the bank to exchange it for the newer notes.

    The bank has also advised the public to not put the cash in either a washing machine or a microwave. The guidelines on how to sterilize money are still unclear, therefore it is best to not indulge in methods that can be destructive in the near future.

    https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buz...or-loss/630533
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