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March 23, 2020

Filthy lucre: Cash shunned for fear of virus spread

  • Delivery services like Grubhub, Door Dash, and others have instituted “no contact” deliveries, and have either stopped offering cash as a payment option or are actively discouraging it.
  • By KEN SWEET
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — In a world suffering a pandemic, cash is no longer king.

    A growing number of businesses and individuals worldwide have stopped using banknotes in fear that physical currency, handled by tens of thousands of people over their useful life, could be a vector for the spreading coronavirus.


     
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