RBI Guv Das working in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19



Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das, on Sunday, said he tested positive for coronavirus and will work from isolation while the central bank will continue to function normally.

"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.

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.

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

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

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in India has come down from over 90,000 to about 50,000. The country's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 78,64,811 with 50,129 new cases reported in a day, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,18,534. (PTI)


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