Covid: Spain high court rejects curfew on Tenerife

Island on high alert due to increase in infections

27 July, 16:00

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID, 27 LUG - The Spanish Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the government of the Canary Islands to implement a curfew on the island of Tenerife to slow Covid infections, said a press release from the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary, which announced the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday.

    The Supreme Court rejected the appeal presented by the government of the Canary Islands against a resolution that had already been adopted by the regional court.

    The high court said the request to apply the curfew was not sufficiently justified in the case of Tenerife, currently declared in an epidemiological situation of maximum alert.

    The curfew is, however, in force in dozens of municipalities in other Spanish regions, for example in Catalonia and in the Valencian Community.

    According to the Supreme Court, in those cases the administrations presented the courts with sufficient arguments to be able to authorise this restriction of individual freedom.


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