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All States & UTs advised to invoke section 2 of Epidemic Disease Act 1897

All the states and union territories of India are advised by the government to invoke the provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act 1897. This Section empowers state governments/UTs to take special measures and formulate regulations to control any outbreak. The 123-year old act also includes the detention of people or any vessel ..

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Coronavirus Pandemic

The WHO has finally declared the worldwide spread of COVID-19 disease as a pandemic. This is after 4,000 people have died from the disease and over 100,000 infected. Pandemic The term pandemic is derived from the Greek word ‘pandemos’ meaning everybody. The term ‘demos’ means people and ‘pan’ means everyone. The term references the risk ..

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Haryana government declares coronavirus infection an epidemic

The state government of Haryana has declared the contagious coronavirus infection an epidemic. As many as 270 isolation wards with 1200 beds have been set up in government and private hospitals to deal with any contingency related to the outbreak. The state government has also issued several regulations under ‘The Haryana Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, ..

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Corona Virus: Epidemic Disease Act Invoked in India

On March 11, 2020, the Group of Ministers formed by the Union Government to fight against Covid-19 in India invoked the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. Highlights The GoI has invoked Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. The act has been invoked as the number of infected persons in the country reached 73. The ..

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US to take on Ebola in West Africa

West African nations are fighting their own battle everyday with a non-human enemy which is all set to take on its victim in a deadly stride and not leave until the latter succumbs to its manifestations and gives way to death to take its course. People are grappling with fear of the infection and are ..

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