…Chinese central bank disinfects, destroys cash to contain virus By Sola Ogundipe For the second day straight, the number of the COVID-19 cases in China fell even as the death toll in mainland China passed 2,000 on Wednesday although the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, as authorities tightened already severe containment measures in Wuhan city. By Wednesday morning, China’s National Health Commission reported 1,749 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, the lowest daily rise since Jan. 29, while Hubei province – the epicentre of the outbreak – reported the lowest number of new infections since Feb. 11. Chinese officials have said the apparent slowdown in infection rates is evidence the flu-like virus is being brought under control but global health officials say it is still too early to predict how the epidemic will play out. China disinfects, destroys cash to contain coronavirus In a related development, China is disinfecting and destroying cash to contain the coronavirus As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the country’s central bank has implemented a new strategy to contain the virus — deep cleaning and destroying potentially infected cash. ALSO READ: COVID-19: Preventable, controllable and curable The new measures, announced by the People’s… Read full this story
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