Another person confirmed positive with novel coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 18. The employee is currently in an isolation ward and "all measures are being taken to provide best medical care to him and support to his family", HCL Technologies said. A junior doctor in the King George's Medical University (KGMU) was diagnosed with COVID-19 infection in Lucknow. All the educational institutions, cinema halls, multiplexes and tourists places are closed in the state till April 2. To prevent public gathering, Noida police imposed Section 144 of CrPC in Gautam Buddha Nagar till April 5. "In view of the emergency situation arising out of threat of #CoronaVirus, and following section 144 of CrPC it is announced that no social, political, cultural, religious, sports, & business gatherings shall be allowed in Gautambudh Nagar district till April 5, 2020," Police Commissionerate, Noida tweeted. As the number of cases rises in the state, authorities set up a 300-bed quarantine facility in Gautam Buddha Nagar. On March 13, a 26-year-old software engineer from Google India, was tested positive for coronavirus infection in Bengaluru. Several IT services company in India such as Wipro, Infosys have extended work-from-home option for employees in the view of coronavirus pandemic. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has reached 166, including 141 Indians and 25 foreign nationals, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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