By Shane McGinley
Central Bank of Bahrain has issued directive to all money changers in the kingdom
Bahrain has ordered the country’s money exchange companies to disinfect all bank notes as part of efforts to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
“The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has instructed 'money changers' to disinfect all incoming currency notes and wholesale imported notes to limit the risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
"Under the instructions, money changers are required to disinfect incoming currency and wholesale imported notes with Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) or by isolating notes for 72 hours,” the CBB said in a statement.
Money changers have also been instructed to provide all employees with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as per recommendations outlined by the Ministry of Health.
According to the latest statistics, Bahrain has reported 476 Covid-19 cases, with four deaths and 265 recovered.