Odisha-Epidemic Disease-Amendment-Ordinance-2020

The Governor of Odisha promulgated the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 on April 7, 2020. The Ordinance amends the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. The Act provides for the prevention of the spread of dangerous epidemic diseases. The Ordinance amends the Act to expand the powers of the state government to prescribe regulations for control of the epidemic, and increase the penalties for contravention of the Act.