C-19: precursor to a cashless society?

Writes Mark P:

A couple local stores have started asking that patrons pay for their products with credit/debit cards since, you know, cash is rather dirty (and could be harboring C-19 bugs).

I’m taking bets on how long it’ll be until govt’s start talking … seriously … about outlawing ‘dirty’ cash as a means of keeping us ‘safe’ …