The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Shaktikanta Das has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Sunday. He confirmed the news via his Twitter handle and said that he is asymptomatic and will continue to work from isolation till he recovers. He also said that the work in RBI will go normally as he is in touch with all deputy governors and other officers through video conferencing and telephone.
He wrote, “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.”
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
Governor Shaktikanta Das was quite active during the lockdown & unlock period in keeping the economy and financial market in good shape. He used both conventional and unconventional monetary policy tools to support the economic recovery hit by COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the RBI has full strength of four deputy governors B P Kanungo, M K Jain, M D Patra and M Rajeshwar Rao.