Spain: justice suspends the reconfinement of a zone of Catalonia

Espagne: la justice suspend le reconfinement d'une zone de Catalogne

Madrid | a Spanish court has suspended on Monday the reconfinement home of the inhabitants of an area of Catalonia around the city of Lleida (North-eastern), ordained Sunday by the regional authorities due to a strong rebound in the event of a Covid-19.

“The court of guard of Lleida has decided not to ratify the action of the resolution of 12 July” taken by the regional government “because they are contrary to the law”, has stated on his Twitter account the superior tribunal of justice of Catalonia.

This decision may be the subject of an action on the part of regional authorities.

“We are trying to see how to resolve this from a legal point of view,” said on Catalunya Radio the regional manager of health, Alba Yards.

“These are necessary measures (…) We shouldn’t have taken if it was not absolutely necessary”, she defended it by calling the inhabitants of this densely populated area of nearly 200 000 inhabitants to stay in their homes, despite the suspension of the reconfinement by the justice.

In the Face of rising number of cases of Covid-19, the regional catalan government had decided on Sunday to order from midnight of the containment in the home of the inhabitants of Lleida and of the seven surrounding villages, an area located inland about 150 km from Barcelona.

This is the first time since the end of the containment in Spain that such a decision was taken in the country.

The area concerned had already been isolated from the rest of Catalonia last Saturday, so that the inhabitants do not leave.

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