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Surge in damaged cash as worried S Koreans try to microwave the virus

Reuters

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Modified 1 Aug 2020, 2:10 am

Worried South Koreans are putting banknotes in their microwaves and washing machines, damaging the bills in their attempts to cleanse them of the coronavirus.

The central bank said on Friday that people had exchanged three times as much burnt money in the past six months as in the same period last year, much of it thought to be from botched efforts to disinfect bills.

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