Riksbank deputy tests positive for coronavirus

Martin Flodén

Sveriges Riksbank’s deputy governor Martin Flodén has become possibly the first senior central banker to contract the coronavirus.

The Riksbank put out a statement today (March 9) saying an employee had tested positive for the virus after returning from holiday in Northern Italy. A spokesperson confirmed to Central Banking that the individual in question was Flodén, which had originally been reported by Reuters.

The Riksbank stressed that Flodén had not had contact with any other employees of

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