Can the Indian legal framework deal with the COVID-19 pandemic? A review of the Epidemic Diseases Act

Universally, multiple methods like contact tracing, social-isolation and quarantine are being used to mitigate the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These methods used by the State invariably impinge on the autonomy, liberty and dignity of individuals. We allow these intrusions, as legitimised by laws, for the State to be able to act in the interest of the population at large.

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