Epidemic act

The Centre as of late conjured arrangements of the Epidemic Act, 1897 to battle the flare-up of COVID-19 pandemic in the nation.

At whatever point there is a flare-up of an epidemic, the legislature can force the Act in the event that it feels that normal arrangements of the law, which are in power, are inadequate to contain a pandemic.

The Act empowers a person to take certain measures and prescribe temporary regulations to prevent the outbreak of a disease or its spread. The provisions of the Act state that the government can fine people or imprison them for violating rules and regulations, set to contain the outbreak. Section 3 of the Act says any person disobeying any regulation or order made under this Act shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

The Act was brought into power before Independence to control plague in the late 1800s that executed a large number of individuals. According to the Section 4, no suit or lawful continuing will be held against any individual who acts in compliance with common decency to fill the need of the Act.

India’s tally of affirmed instances of COVID-19 crossed the 200-mark on Friday, while the worldwide loss of life has outperformed 10,000. The well-being service, in any case, in its update has affirmed 195 cases in the nation, with 20 recuperations and four passing.

Since the outbreak first emerged in China’s Wuhan in December, over 244,000 people globally have been affected by the novel coronavirus infection, with death toll at 10,031 and recoveries at 86,000.


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