The Central Bank of Iraq called, on Thursday, merchants and citizens to avoid dealing in cash payment as much as possible to prevent the emerging corona virus.
The bank said in a statement received by Shafak News, “We coincided with what our dear country is going through, and as a result of the Central Bank of Iraq following up on international reports that warn of the ability of banknotes to be a carrier medium for viruses.”
The bank called on merchants and citizens to “deal with electronic payment tools (cards, points of sale, mobile wallets) and avoid dealing in cash for the sake of public health.”
Iraq recorded 3 deaths from coronavirus infections, two in Baghdad and one in Sulaymaniyah, out of a total of 38 recorded infections.
The injuries are distributed as follows: 14 Baghdad, 8 Sulaymaniyah, 5 Kirkuk, 4 Najaf, 2 Wasit, 2 Diyala, 1 Maysan, 1 Karbala and 1 Babel. Source