Development in Laws and Policies during Covid-19 Epidemic 2020

Aditya Gupta and Gazal Gupta
Manipal University Jaipur, India

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

The term “Epidemic” is derived from a Greek word “Epidemia” means “staying in one place, among the people”. This paper follows an investigative pattern of research as it explores the developments in laws and policies during the epidemic: Novel Coronavirus.  Further it brings in suggestions to ease citizen’s life during this period. This paper also throws light on how Epidemic disease act, 1897 created with the aim to protect the common citizens during the outbreak of the dangerous disease or epidemic is the major law to govern the harassment, harm, healthcare and all other factors during this hardship.

Further it scrutinizes other laws and policies like Essential Commodities Act, 1955 where a number of important commodities have been removed from the list,  Atmanirbhar bharat scheme where the basic definition of Micro, Small, Medium Enterprise has been amended, Poreign Direct Investment Policy and Labour Laws which has also changed enormously during this pandemic period.

Finally the authors conclude by saying that there is a need to strengthen panchayats, decrease crime against women that has boosted surely during this phase and the need to have cooperative federalism.

Keywords: Epidemic, Coronavirus, Commodities, Developments, Laws.