MANKIND’S FIGHT AGAINST CORONA AND THE GOVERNMENT
outbreak in India is causing a churning in India's public health regulations.
The effectiveness of the 160-year-old Indian Penal Code, 1860, and the
123-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, in suppressing the horrible COVID-19
pandemic proved short-lived euphoria. The nationwide lockdowns enacted under
Sections 6, 10, 38, and 72 of the Disaster Management Act of 2005 aided much in
coping with COVID-19's tremendous obstacles. . The implementation of these
rules exposed public health professionals' and the delivery system's safety and
security to severe risk. As a result, India's President signed the Epidemic
Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, making "acts of violence"
cognizable and non-bailable offenses with a significant deterrent value.
Through this article, we would do a comparative study of the 2021 and 2020
pandemic situation in India, factors responsible for such growth in the 2nd
phase of the pandemic, as well as the potential health
system, social, political, and economic consequences.