Provision

Whoever knowingly disobeys any rule made and promulgated [by the  Government] for putting any vessel into a state of quarantine, or for regulating the intercourse of vessels in a state of quarantine with the shore or with other vessels, for regulating the intercourse between places where an infectious disease prevails and other places, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.


Simply put

The section says that whoever with knowledge disobeys any rule which the government has made and promulgated for putting any vessel into a state of quarantine, or for regulating the intercourse of vessels in a state of quarantine either with the intercourse between places where infectious disease is prevailing and other places, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to six months, or with fine, or with both.



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