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The current global pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has created unprecedented conditions in the whole world. Consequential effects include the fall in economic growth, loss of daily wages, mental health issues, problems regarding migrant workers, and more. Healthcare workers faced some form of violence too, due to the stigma attached to Covid-19. These hurdles brought to light a law, drafted during the colonial rule in India, known as the Epidemic Diseases Act. In an attempt to limit the spread of the virus, this act has been enforced across various Indian states since March 2020.
About the Act
The Epidemic Diseases Act was passed in 1897 as a means to prevent and control the spread of epidemic diseases, if the need arises. According to this Act,…