“Venezuelan President Maduro has announced that isolation regimes are being introduced in seven states, including Caracas, because of the outbreak of coronavirus,” EHA News quoted him as saying.

# Venezuela's President Maduro announces that 7 states including Caracas under lockdown due to #coronavirus outbreak

He added that all entities will be closed with the exception of essential services including medical facilities. pic.twitter.com/gOBX7zAMsw

- EHA News (@eha_news) March 15, 2020

In addition, the Venezuelan leader said that all institutions in the country that do not represent a vital need will be closed.

Earlier, Venezuelan authorities reported that eight new cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded in the country.