Banknotes & Coins to be Quarantined in Saudi Arabia up to 20 days

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Banknotes & Coins

Saudi Arabia – Banknotes & coins to quarantined in Saudi Arabia from local & foreign sources for a period of 14 to 20 days. The action was taken due to precautionary measures as a careful step to curb the spread of the coronavirus, as indicated by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.

In a video clarifying the techniques, SAMA stated: “We have taken careful steps to disengage and clean both paper and metal currency forms, in the case of originating from inside or outside the Kingdom, by secluding them for a time of 14 days, and as long as 20 days, contingent upon where it has come from.”

“Banknotes and coins will undergo a special treatment mechanism to ensure they are safe to use,” according to SAMA. “Then they will be sorted by machines automatically in accordance with the authority’s stringent quality standards, with dirty or unfit notes destroyed immediately.”

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