An Istanbul-based tech company has manufactured a paper money disinfection module for ATMs to remove bacteria and viruses from paper money.

“The module we developed makes all ATMs hygienic and environmentally friendly in 15 minutes,” Furkan Erucan, the Co-Founder of Money Shower, told Anadolu Agency.

With instant disinfection technology, we prevent people from being infected by all microorganisms, including the coronavirus, he said.

“There are now 26,000 bacterias of 500 types on average on banknotes circulating in Europe. These numbers are enough to make people sick,” he warned, underlining the absence of efforts to disinfect paper money.

“Countries collect

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