Lockdown ruled unconstitutional

Albir promenade during lockdown last year

THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court (TS) has partially upheld an appeal by far-right party Vox against the manner in which the government ordered people to stay in their homes to prevent the spread of Covid-19 last year.

The decision could enable people who were fined for violating the restrictions to appeal and have their sanctions annulled,  legal sources told state news agency EFE.

With a narrow majority of six magistrates against five, it ruled that the various aspects of the royal decree of March 14 had been unconstitutional.

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