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US nominee for World Bank president Ajay Banga, scheduled to meet PM Modi, tests Covid positive
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US nominee for World Bank president Ajay Banga, scheduled to meet PM Modi, tests Covid positive

| @indiablooms | 24 Mar 2023, 02:00 pm

New Delhi/UNI: US nominee for World Bank president Ajay Banga, who is in New Delhi and was scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, is down with Covid-19 and under quarantine, officials said.

"Mr. Banga tested positive upon arrival in Delhi. Mr. Banga has conducted multiple tests for COVID during his tour, and tested negative before departing for India.

"He has not met with any Indian counterparts. He is quarantining in isolation, in adherence to local guidelines," a US Embassy spokesperson said.

Asked if his meetings have been rescheduled, the spokesperson said "Additional information will be provided about Banga’s schedule in India when available."

Banga arrived on Thursday, capping a three-week global listening tour that began in Africa before progressing to Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Banga was to hold discussions on India’s development priorities, the World Bank, and global economic development challenges.

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