RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tests negative for COVID-19

On November 7, Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das said he has tested negative for COVID-19 and will be returning to the office next week.

The Governor broke the news on Twitter and thanked everyone for their wishes.


The RBI governor confirmed that he was positive for COVID-19 on October 25. Das has been the front runner for getting India’s economy back on track and claimed, “country is at the doorstep of economic revival.”

Recently, he inaugurated the 40th SAARCFINANCE meeting on four deputy governors B P Kanungo, M K Jain, M D Patra, and M Rajeshwar Rao.

Many public figures including Home Minister Amit Shah, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan have tested positive for the COVID-19 infection and have since recovered. Recently, Union Minister Smriti Irani tweeted of being COVID-19 positive.

Cases of COVID-19 mounted to 84,62,080 with 50,356 live cases reported in a day. People who have recovered from the virus crossed 78 Lakh and now the national recovery rate is 92.41 percent, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.