COVI’D 19 AND THE 123 OLD LEGISLATION
Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897
Provisions of the IPC attracted in such
269 of the IPC prescribes punishment for negligent actions which may
spread infection of any disease, thereby threatening human life,
punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months and/or fine.
pertinently, Section 270 is a more serious offence than the one listed
under Section 269. It punishes malignant actions which may spread any
disease dangerous to life. The punishment under this section may extend to
two years of imprisonment and/or fine.
271 of the IPC prescribes punishment for disobeying quarantine rule. Such
punishment may extend to six months imprisonment and/or fine.