RBI Governor tests positive for COVID-19

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Last Updated: Mon, Oct 26th, 2020, 09:48:56hrs
Shaktikanta

New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das on Sunday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and will work from isolation while the central bank will continue to function normally.        

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," he tweeted.        

Currently, the RBI has full strength of four deputy governors -- BP Kanungo, MK Jain, MD Patra and M Rajeshwar Rao.        

The RBI governor, 63, has been quite active during the lockdown period and post 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.      

Last week, Das said the country is at the doorstep of economic revival on the back of accommodative monetary and fiscal policies being pursued by the central bank and the government.

"We are almost at the doorstep of revival process and it's very important that the financial entities have adequate capital (to support growth)," he had said.

On Friday, the Governor chaired the 585th central board of RBI meeting via video conference to discuss, among other things, the economic situation and other challenges.