As well as know, cash runs through a lot of hands and it i s notoriously covered in germs; studies suggest that paper bills can contain bacteria and viruses, plus lead to the spread of disease. The lifespan of various bills ranges 4 to 15 years, meaning your bills have a lot of time to accumulate germs.
Banks will provide fit, authenticated and disinfected cash. SBP will ensure to clean, disinfect, seal and quarantine all cash being collected from hospitals and clinics and to block circulation of such cash in the market.
— SBP (@StateBank_Pak) March 23, 2020
The State Bank of Pakistan has also instructed asking for ATMs to remain functional at all times to ensure that the citizens do not face any difficulties in receiving cash.