Covid in Spain: the reconfiguration of a Catalonia area suspended by the courts

Spanish justice suspended Monday 13 July the reconfiguration of an area of ​​Catalonia decided by regional authorities.

The “population will have to stay” at home

Faced with the rapid spread of coronavirus in an area of Catalonia around the city of Lleida, the regional authorities decided on Sunday 12 July to reconfigure more than 200,000 inhabitants of the area concerned. Alba Verges, the regional health official, said in a press briefing that “the population will have to stay” at home.

Monday, the Spanish justice, for its part, took the decision to suspend this measure of reconfiguration. The Catalan Superior Court of Justice tweeted that it had decided to “not ratify” the reconfinement measures because they are “against the law”.

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“Absolutely necessary” restructuring measures

Alba Verges reacted to this legal decision, which is subject to appeal, stressing that those responsible are: “looking at how to resolve this from a legal point of view”. The health official also added that these reconfinement measures are “necessary measures (…)”. “We would not have taken them if it was not absolutely necessary,” she said. She also urged residents to stay at home despite the suspension of the reconfiguration by the Spanish justice.

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