Sunak says in touch with Bank of England governor over coronavirus response

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak appears on BBC TV’s The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, March 8, 2020. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said on Sunday he was in touch with the governor of the Bank of England over preparations for dealing with the economic impact of coronavirus.

Asked about forecasts of the possible hit from the virus on global economic growth, Sunak told the BBC: “There are a range of scenarios that could happen.”

“I am in touch with the governor of the Bank of England and others, we are preparing for all of those scenarios but we are very well prepared and our economy is in a very strong position today coming into this.”

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by William Schomberg

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