Catalonia and the Valencian Community get the endorsement to extend the nighttime restrictions, while Navarra and Andalusia request judicial permission for new cuts
Communities continue to rely on curfews as the main weapon to contain this fifth wave, despite the fact that not all superior courts (TSJ) are endorsing nighttime restrictions. Waiting for the Supreme Court to declare itself next week on the legality of these nighttime restrictions without a state of alarm after the appeal of the Canarian Government, the executives of Catalonia, the Valencian Community and Navarra have returned to the offensive with the touches of It remains, hardening or trying to harden, the nighttime restrictions, especially with a view to curbing the rise of infections in the employer’s ‘non-festivities’ that with the arrival of the last week of July are convinced that they will begin to prosper.
The Catalan Generalitat obtained today the endorsement of the TSJC to extend the curfew for seven more days and extend it from 161 to 165 municipalities with a high rate of infections. Last week the Superior already authorized for a week the restriction of movements between 1 and 6 in the morning in all the municipalities that the Government demanded, including Barcelona.
For its part, the Government of Ximo Puig obtained the approval of the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community to decree a curfew for two weeks in 77 municipalities starting next Monday, July 26. Or what is the same, restrict the freedom of night movement to half the population of the region until August 16. The Valencian high court already gave the green light on July 12 to the night confinement – between one in the morning and six in the morning – in 32 locations. Now, the Valencian judges decide, after analyzing the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court, that this restriction of night mobility does not suspend the right to free movement but rather limits it
The Government of Navarra, meanwhile, asked its Superior for a new curfew between 1:00 and 6:00 a.m., although only applicable on weekends and holidays and only in high incidence locations. The Provincial Executive requested authorization to limit night mobility also on the days that in those towns are the patron saint festivities. Last Tuesday the TSJN already rejected a curfew every day of the week in the towns most affected by the virus.
The Junta de Andalucía is still waiting for the TSJA to rule on whether it allows it to prohibit night movements in Conil, Marbella and Villanueva de Córdoba between 2 and 7 in the morning.
For now, the TSJs of the Canary Islands, Extremadura and Navarra have overturned the curfews of their communities, which, however, have been endorsed by the superiors of the Valencian Community, Catalonia and Cantabria.
Meanwhile, the Superior Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands authorized the Government to prohibit meetings between non-cohabitants both in public and private spaces from 1:00 to 6:00 in Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca. The prohibition of family and social gatherings, which in Formentera is from 2.00 to 6.00 hours, comes into force this Saturday.
And in Murcia, the Administrative Litigation Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of the region ratified the measure of limiting informal meetings to groups of a maximum of 10 people,