COVID-19| UPDATES - MEASURES BY VARIOUS STATE GOVERNMENTS

Published On: 16/03/2020

Authors:

Avik Biswas
The delivery and administration of health care largely rests with individual states in India as health care is a state subject. In view of the fact that World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, declared the coronavirus ('COVID-19') outbreak to be a pandemic, the Government of India, on March 11, 2020, decided that all States/UTs should be advised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ('MoHFW') to invoke provisions of Section 2 of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 ('ED Act') so that all advisories being issued from time to time by the MoHFW are enforceable. In light of the same, INDUSLAW's Manishi Pathak, Avik Biswas, Poonam Das, Ankit Duttaand, Natasha Sahni discuss.