Maharashtra Public Health Department publishes the Maharashtra COVID-19 Regulations, 2020

Mar 16, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Maharashtra Public Health Department on March 14, 2020, has published the Maharashtra COVID-19 Regulations, 2020. COVID-19 means the Coronavirus Disease caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrone Coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV 2) as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) / Government of India.

 The Maharashtra Government directs all Hospitals (Government and Private) that they should have separate corners for screening of suspected cases of COVID-19. Further, during screening hospitals shall record the travel history of the person to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported.

i. In case the person has any such history of travel to affected areas in last 14 days and the person is asymptomatic then the person shall remain in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure.

ii. In case the person has any such history in last 14 day and the person has symptoms then that person must be isolated in a hospital and will be tested for COVID-19 as per protocol.

 No person / institution / organization will use any print or electronic media for information regarding COVID-19 without prior permission of the Maharashta Department of Health and Family Welfare. In case any person / institution / organization is found indulging in such activity, it will be treated as a punishable offence under these regulations.

 Only authorized laboratories will collect the samples for COVID-19.

 If any person with a history in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported.

 Authorized Officer have right to isolate and / or admit a person who develops symptoms of CCOVID-19. 

 If any individual or owner or occupier of any premises suspected or confirmed with COVID-19 refuses to take measures for prevention or treatment then the concerned District Magistrate, may pass an appropriate order and may proceed or take any other coercive action as deemed necessary and expedient for enforcing such cooperation and assistance. In case of minor, such order shall be directed to the guardian or any other adult member of the family. 

 Any person / Institution / organization found violating any provision of these Regulations shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under section 188 of Indian Penal Code.

These regulations will come into force immediately and will remain valid for a period of one year, or until further orders, whichever is earlier from the date of publication of this Notification.

[Notification No. Corona-2020/CR-58/Aarogya-5]


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