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Canada Spain: justice suspends the reconfiguration of an area around Lleida, in Catalonia

13:10  13 july  2020
13:10  13 july  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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"These are necessary measures", defended the regional health official, calling on the inhabitants of this area of ​​200,000 inhabitants to stay at home them.

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Spanish justice suspended this Monday reconfiguration at home of the inhabitants of a zone of Catalonia around the city of Lérida, ordered Sunday by regional authorities due to a strong rebound in Covid-19 cases.

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"The Lérida guard court decided not to ratify the measures of the resolution of July 12" taken by the regional government " because they are against the law, "said the Catalan Superior Court of Justice on its Twitter account.

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Possible recourse for the region

This decision, which effectively suspends this reconfiguration, can be appealed by the regional authorities. "We are currently looking at how to resolve this from a legal point of view," regional health officer Alba Verges said on Catalunya Radio. "These are necessary measures (...) We would not have taken them if it were not absolutely necessary," she defended, calling on the inhabitants of this area populated by nearly 200,000 inhabitants to stay with them, despite the suspension of the reconfinement by justice.

Faced with the increase in the number of cases of Covid-19, the Catalan regional government had decided on Sunday to order from midnight the home confinement of the inhabitants of Lleida and seven surrounding municipalities, an area located inside the land about 150 km from Barcelona.

It was the first time since the end of confinement in Spain that such a decision had been 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 it.

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