04/16/2020 13:14 EDT

Bank Of Canada Urges Retailers To Keep Taking Cash During Pandemic

Not everyone has access to credit and debit cards to pay with tap.

The Bank of Canada is urging retailers to keep accepting cash payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While there are concerns about how long the novel coronavirus can live on surfaces, the central bank says there are ways to stay safe while handling bank notes and coins. 

Watch the video above for more details about using cash in Canada.