• Addl. Municipal commissioner Devnikar has appealed to parents to quarantine their children at home if they show symptoms of flu such as cold and cough.

Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, Imposed[edit | edit source]

Maharashtra invoked the stringent Epidemic Act in Pune and Satara districts to allow the state government to forcibly put swine flu patients under quarantine in government hospitals.

  • For the better prevention of the spread of dangerous Epidemic Diseases
  • Invoked by government when the ordinary provisions of the law are insufficient to check the outbreak or spread of any dangerous epidemic disease
  • Govt empowered to take special measures and prescribe regulations to check epidemic diseases
  • 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 IPC
  • Immunity for persons acting under the Act, as no suit or other legal proceeding shall lie against them

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