World Bank President Nominee Ajay Banga Tests COVID Positive in New Delhi
Ajay Banga, the nominee for the position of World Bank president has tested positive for COVID-19 in New Delhi, India. He is present in the city as part of his world tour and this was his last leg. Banga was scheduled to meet the Prime Minister as well as the Minister of Finance and the Minister of External Affairs.
During routine testing in New Delhi, Ajay Banga tested positive for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic but is currently quarantined in isolation. The information was shared by the Department of Treasury. “During routine testing, Ajay Banga tested positive for COVID-19 but remains asymptomatic. In adherence with local guidelines, he is quarantining in isolation,” said the department.
In the past two weeks, there has been a significant rise in influenza and coronavirus cases with 1,134 new coronavirus cases. According to Union Health Ministry data, the active cases increased to 7,026. Data also showed that New Delhi saw 84 coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 5.08 percent.
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