Judge stops the quarantine of half a million people in Lleida

The courts have this morning overturned the emergency quarantine of half a million people in Lleida. Both the public prosecutor and the magistrate asked to review the measure consider the massive scale of the lockdown to be “disproportionate” and “not based upon scientific evidence”.

Judge Elena García-Muñoz Alarcos furthermore said that such a massive lockdown would only be constitutional if passed using national State of Emergency laws, a decision that could stop all regions of Spain from passing their own quarantine laws.

It remains to be seen how this pans out, but it’s certain to put the cat amongst the pigeons, if it’s stopping the regions from enacting massive (and unnecessary!) lockdowns.

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