Coronavirus could cause Australians to stop using cash in fears of spreading disease | Daily Mail On

Australians are being urged to ditch banknotes and use contactless cards to to avoid catching coronavirus, as experts warn the pandemic could kill cash for good.

Some retail stores are already turning away customers who use notes in desperate attempts to combat the rapid growth of the virus.

Coles and Woolworths are still accepting banknotes but are encouraging customers to use cards and urging employees to regularly use hand sanitiser.

Experts have said more Australians will continue to switch to cashless payments, and warned those who don't should wash their hands or wear gloves.

By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia

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