New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19. However, he said he will continue to work from isolation. Shaktikanta Das said he is asymptomatic and 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 Deputy Governor and other officers through VC and telephone,” Das tweeted.
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. Post the unlock period he was working continuously 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.