Central Bank Orders Notes to Be Sterilised

Bahrain’s Central Bank has instructed foreign exchange companies there to sterilise both local and overseas currency as part of precautions against the spread of COVID-19. The instructions include exposing banknotes to ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, high temperatures or isolating them for at least three days, Al Bilad newspaper reported. The Central bank has also requested all forex firms make sure their employees wear protective gear while receiving and transferring coins in line with the Health Ministry’s instructions

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