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Coronavirus: Ordinance to punish those attacking healthcare workers gets President's nod

DNA Thursday, 23 April 2020
Earlier on Wednesday, the Union Cabinet held a meeting and approved promulgation of an ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.
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