COVID-19 – The Coronavirus pandemic is making people around the world avoid physical contact but the virus is able to be transmitted by objects like banknotes and business cards
Since the coronavirus outbreak quickly worsened, people are avoiding handshakes, hugs, and all kinds of physical contact. However, the infection rate still climbs higher and higher each day. Even though people have stopped engaging in direct physical contact, many people tend to forget that indirect contact can still be a way to transmit the virus. For example, touching a contaminated door handle or dealing with bank notes and business cards that contain the virus can still cause transmittance.
Live virus in specimens other than nose-throat swabs and sputum samples, raising the possibility that the disease may spread through additional routes. Be more aware about what is happening with bank notes right now. At this time, it’s really important to take serious precautions about handling money. This type of indirect contact is still not deemed safe if contaminated.
Bank of Korea, has implemented a quarantine policy for physical notes that come in from local banks. They’ll keep banknotes in a safe for up to two weeks, given “that the [SARS-CoV-2, which causes the COVID-19 disease] virus usually dies in nine days.”
The Federal Reserve has also begun setting aside US dollar banknotes from Asia for 7-10 days before recirculating them into the economy. The Bank of England has acknowledged that banknotes in circulation can hold “bacteria and viruses” and also recommended that people wash their hands after handling money.
Squiqr – the contactless business card
The use of QR codes can help prevent the spread of the virus. Squiqr allows people to exchange contact information quickly and efficiently. It can be done without any indirect contact, which can help you avoid becoming infected during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
This is the easiest and safest way to exchange contact information.