Friday, July 30

The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands rejects the curfew in the islands at level 3 and 4 of health alert

The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has denied this Wednesday, July 14, the request of the regional government to impose a curfew, between 00:30 and 06:00, in the islands with the worst epidemiological data, that is, those that reach levels 3 and 4 of health alert, for now, only Tenerife.

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The petition did have the approval of the Prosecutor’s Office, which argued that the measures established so far were ineffective to contain the numerous infections of COVID-19. In addition, the prosecutor pointed out that the restriction in night mobility becomes necessary to reduce crowds and encounters, as has been proven by the numerous police interventions in illegal parties and bottles that are usually given at this time, avoiding social interaction that has unleashed the excessive spread of the virus. The Prosecutor’s Office added that the measure was suitable and that it was taken based on scientific considerations and confirmed by experience.

The Canary Islands do not join, in this way, the communities that have already approved their curfew. Among them, the Valencian Community, where the Superior Prosecutor’s Office reported this Monday that it would not oppose the restrictions requested by the Valencian Government. A few hours later, the Justice endorsed the curfew, between 1:00 am and 6:00 am, in the 32 Valencian towns with the worst epidemiological data.

Since this Wednesday, Cantabria has also imposed a curfew from 01:00 to 06:00 in the morning in 53 municipalities and has established a meeting limitation to a maximum of six people who do not live together in the public and private sphere. localities during the next 14 days pending epidemiological evolution.

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