RBI governor Shaktikanta Das says he tested COVID-19 positive, to continue working from isolation
In a tweet, Das said he is asymptomatic and 'feeling very much alright' and added that work in the Central bank will go on as per normal
New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das on Sunday said he has been tested positive for COVID-19 and will continue to work from isolation.
Das said he is asymptomatic and has alerted those who came in contact with him in recent days.
I have tested COVID-19 positive. Asymptomatic.Feeling very much alright.Have alerted those who came in contact in recent days.Will continue to work from isolation. Work in RBI will go on normally. I am in touch with all Dy. Govs and other officers through VC and telephone.
— Shaktikanta Das (@DasShaktikanta) October 25, 2020
Currently, the RBI has full strength of four deputy governors BP Kanungo, MK Jain, MD Patra and M Rajeshwar Rao.
The RBI governor was quite active during the lockdown period and the "Unlock" period to keep the economy and financial market in good shape.
He used both conventional and unconventional monetary policy tools to support economic recovery hit by COVID-19 crisis.
40,386 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, raising the number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 68,00,900
The daily COVID-19 cases were less than the number of patients discharged in the last 24 hours in the city
There were 800 containment zones in the national capital on 30 December, 2020. According to the latest official figures, the number rose to 23,997 by mid-January.