Madrid Court REJECTS govt Orders to Lockdown Spanish Capital

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A court in Madrid has rejected strict new lockdown laws imposed on the Spanish capital by the government last week to stem the spread of coronavirus. 

The Health Ministry banned 4.8 million people in the city from leaving their local areas except for essential business on Friday.

But regional government chief Isabel Diaz Ayuso opposed the order, saying it would ravage the region’s economy, and that the ministry had no power to impose such curbs.

The Madrid regional court sided with her in its ruling, calling the restrictions an ‘interference by public authorities in citizens’ fundamental rights without the legal mandate to support it.’

Daily Mail

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