Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tag: Currency

Novel coronavirus survives 28 days on glass, currency, Australian researchers find

FILE PHOTO: Commuters ride a train in Sydney, Australia, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Melbourne, October 12 (Reuters) - The virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, much longer than the flu virus, Australian researchers said on Monday, highlighting the need for cleaning and handwashing to combat the virus. Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, found that at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees ...

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China starts major trial of state-run digital currency

People shop in a flower market in Suzhou, one of the cities where the digital currency will be trialled. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock

May 15 (The Guardian) - China will begin trialling payments in its new digital currency in four major cities from next week, according to domestic media. In recent months, China’s central bank has stepped up its development of the e-RMB, which is set to be the first digital currency operated by a major economy. It has reportedly begun trials in several ...

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