Coronavirus: banknotes are not more dangerous than credit cards

As the world continues to fight against the Coronavirus epidemic, the World Health Organization has urged people to shift to cashless transactions on the back of presumption that banknotes may be carriers of the virus. In other case, if cashless transactions are not possible, the WHO has asked people to rigorously wash hands after handling cash.

“We would advise people to wash their hands after handling banknotes, and avoid touching their face,” said a WHO spokesperson while talking to Telegraph...

However, the risk posed by handling a polymer note is no greater than touching any other common surface, such as handrails, doorknobs or credit cards

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The cashless society from an ethical point of view

The debate about the move towards a cashless society has been at the center of the scene for several years, now. Various angles have been taken by economists, politicians, banking institutions and sociologists. Beyond the technicalities of the debate, lies the question of freedom, of inter-citizen solidarity and of governmental responsibility. The debate cannot remain in the hands of financial specialists, it is first and foremost an ethical, political and societal issue.

The cashless society from an ethical point of view

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