Ajay Banga, nominated for the post of President of the World Bank, has reached India on a two-day tour in the last leg of his world tour, but during a routine test in New Delhi, Banga has been found to be Corona positive and is currently in isolation. The US Finance Department gave this information on Thursday.
India is witnessing a rise in cases of influenza and COVID-19 in the last two weeks. According to the data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, 1,134 new corona positive cases have been registered in the country, while the active cases have increased to 7,026. New Delhi recorded 84 cases of coronavirus on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 5.08 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.
Banga’s visit to New Delhi (March 23 and 24) is the last stop of his three-week global tour. Banga’s journey started from Africa, after which he traveled to countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
The US Treasury Department said on Thursday afternoon, Ajay Banga has been found positive for Covid-19 during routine testing, but he is asymptomatic, he is not showing symptoms of corona yet. He had been kept in isolation following local guidelines. The Finance Department in its previous statement had said that during the visit to India, 63-year-old Banga is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Soon after Banga’s nomination was announced, India supported his candidature.
Ajay Banga’s meeting with PM Modi is fixed today
Ajay Banga is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit to India. There is a program to meet many veterans including Jaishankar. During this there will be discussions on World Bank and Global Economic Development Challenges.
In addition, Banga is also scheduled to visit the Lernet Institute of Skills, a network of vocational institutes set up in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation, which is funded by the World Bank. Banga will learn about the Institute’s programs and meet program participants, staff, alumni and private sector partners. He will discuss how the program is improving the lives and economic opportunities of participants, especially young people.
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