Bank of Israel Chief and Colleagues in Quarantine

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) -

Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron, his deputy and the rest of the monetary policy committee (MPC) are in quarantine after a central bank employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Bank of Israel said on Tuesday that the employee was not a member of the MPC but had attended its meeting last Wednesday. The six MPC members will remain in isolation at least until epidemiological tests are completed and further instructions received.

The central bank noted that committee members regularly work from home.

The MPC will next decide on interest rates on Oct. 22.