RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said he was asymptomatic and had alerted those who had come in contact.
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has tested positive for the coronavirus, he tweeted on Sunday, adding that he is asymptomatic and will continue to work from isolation.
“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 wrote.
Currently, the RBI has the 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. Also after the restrictions were ease. The efforts to revive economic growth which tanked to its lowest levels during the COVID-19 crisis.
The financial capital Mumbai, one of the worst hit in terms of the number of coronavirus infections. On Saturday, Mumbai reported 1,257 new Covid-19 cases, taking the city’s total tally t0 2,50,061 confirmed cases.
On Saturday, the leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis said he had tested positive for Covid-19 virus.
COVID-19 cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours remained below 55,000 for the third consecutive day. However, the new fatalities recorded in a day dropped to 578 after almost three months, according to the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.
India’s COVID-19 caseload stood at over 78 lakh with 50,129 fresh infections being reported in a day, while the number of deaths climbed to 1.18 lakh with 578 new fatalities.