12 positive cases of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 15 (ANI): A total of twelve people have tested positive for coronavirus in the state so far.

Out of these 12 people, seven are from Agra, two from Ghaziabad, one from Noida and two from Lucknow, informed the Directorate of Health Services, Uttar Pradesh.

The state government has shut down schools till March 22, to prevent the spread of the virus.

So far, 93 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country. The coronavirus disease was first detected in Wuhan in China's Hubei province, in late December, and has since spread worldwide.

As per the World Health Organisation, as of 14th March, at least 5393 people have died and 142, 539 people have tested positive for the virus globally.

The WHO has declared COVID-19 a pandemic and Europe as its new epicenter with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China. (ANI)