According to South Korean media reports, in the first half of this year, more than 2.2 billion US dollars of banknotes were discarded and damaged. For fear of being infected with the virus, some people in South Korea put tens of millions of won banknotes into the washing machine for cleaning, but the banknotes were not washed in a proper way. Some people put more than 5.2 million won (about 30000 yuan) into the microwave oven for high-temperature disinfection, and as a result, part of the paper money was burnt.
Experts pointed out that more than 60% of the banknotes were incomplete and could not be exchanged for new banknotes.
For fear of being infected with virus, a large number of Korean banknotes are put into microwave oven for disinfection