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Spain's top court rules Covid lockdown unconstitutional

Source : 112 Ukraine

In a close vote of six against five, the judges found that such a lockdown, which saw Spaniards confined to their homes apart from for essential activities
08:42, 15 July 2021

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July 14, the Spanish Constitutional Court declared the introduction of a state of emergency in the country due to Covid-19 in 2020 unconstitutional. This is reported by La Informacion.

The decision to declare unconstitutional the introduction of the first state of emergency in Spain was adopted by six votes in favor and five votes against. The court ruled that the state of emergency imposed by the government of Pedro Sánchez had limited the basic rights of citizens too much.

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The state of emergency in Spain introduced in March last year limited the rights of almost all residents, closing them in their homes, and stopping all but the main businesses.

On March 14 last year, the Spanish government announced the introduction of an emergency regime in the country due to the situation with the spread of the coronavirus. It was noted that the emergency regime would allow the Spanish government to restrict movement within the country, as well as introduce other special measures.

Due to the increase in the incidence of coronavirus due to the spread of the new Delta strain, quarantine is intensified in the Spanish Autonomous Region of Catalonia again.

The world is in the early stages of a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and Delta strain is becoming dominant. This was stated by the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the press service of the WHO reported.

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