Provision of punishment and prosecution by Delhi Government

Any person found disobeying the aforesaid directions shall be prosecuted and punished with imprisonment or fine or both under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) as per section 3 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897

Delhi Government, Government of Delhi, Epidemic Disease Act, COVID-19, NCT

The Government of Delhi has mentioned that in view of global outbreak of COVID-19, approximately 35000 foreign-returned persons have been staying in Delhi since 1st March, 2020. The Government has directed all District Magistrates of Govt. of NCT of Delhi to undertake a thorough verification exercise through their surveillance teams and ensure that all the aforesaid persons remain in home quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days.

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Delhi Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19, Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, the directions issued  by the Government are for the purpose of prevention and control of the outbreak of epidemic disease namely COVID-19 in NCT of Delhi, with immediate effect . It mentions that all foreign-returned persons shall strictly comply with the  directions of home quarantine for a mi1imum period of 14 days without fail.  “The contacts of the aforesaid persons shall also strictly remain under home quarantine for 14 days.  Persons who have been diagnosed as infected with ·cOVID-19 shall mandatorily remain in isolation facility of the hospital & shall leave the premises only after being discharged by the treating doctor. Any person found disobeying the aforesaid directions shall be prosecuted and punished with imprisonment or fine or both under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) as per section 3 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897.

It stated that any person found disobeying the aforesaid directions shall be prosecuted and punished with imprisonment or fine or both under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) as per section 3 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897