Coronavirus: Antique Laws Returns To Fight New Disease
The Coronavirus outbreak has led to the revival of an…
The Coronavirus outbreak has led to the revival of an antique law, including a 19th century colonial statute that gives authorities extraordinary powers to do just about anything to anybody to combat a contagious disease while offering no legal remedy.
The government officials referred to these laws as an important necessity for smooth implementation of measures in the battle against a viral disease. Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray comapred the current situation with ‘World War, as the people have been infected uncontrollably.