January 18, 2022

Spanish justice authorizes curfew from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. in Catalonia

In addition to a curfew, many Catalans will no longer be able to go to nightclubs and meet with more than 10 people in the private area.

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The threat hung over Catalonia: Spanish justice authorized, Thursday, the establishment of a night curfew in most of this region of the northeast of the country, in order to slow down the explosion of Covid cases -19. The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has announced that it allows “the measures requested” by the Catalan executive, which also include the closure of discos and the limitation of private meetings to a maximum of 10 people.

The measure affecting fundamental freedoms, the autonomous government, led by the separatists, had to ask for the green light from the courts to be able to establish this curfew from 1 am to 6 am in all cities of more than 10,000 inhabitants. where the incidence exceeds 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days. That is, in practice, all of these towns in Catalonia.

These restrictions will apply from the night of Thursday to Friday for an initial period of 15 days in one of the most populated regions of Spain, and one of the most touristic in Europe.

Of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain, Catalonia is the one that pleads for the most restrictive measures and restrictions in order to cope with the explosion of cases of Covid-19 caused by the appearance of the new variant Omicron. This court decision was announced as the central government adopted a decree on Thursday morning making the wearing of masks compulsory outside throughout the country. Spain recorded a new record of 60,041 cases in 24 hours on Wednesday.