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Court strikes down Covid restrictions in seven Noguera county and five Segrià county towns

Authorities exclude municipalities from resolution published in official gazette

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18 July 2020 10:24 AM

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ACN|Lleida

A court struck down the Catalan government's Covid-curbing measures in seven Noguera county and five Segrià county towns late Friday evening after authorities decided to extend L'Hospitalet de Llobregat's restrictions to other parts of Catalonia.

According to the judge, the number of coronavirus cases in the Noguera towns of Artesa, Vilanova de Meià and Alòs de Balaguer, Cabanabona, Gualter, Oliola and Vilanova de l'Aguda and in the Segrià towns of Massalcoreig, Gimenells, Sarroca de Lleida, Artesa de Lleida and Benavent de Segrià are too low to justify further regulation.

In following with the judge's ruling, authorities excluded these municipalities from the resolution published in the official gazette (DOGC) on Saturday morning. 

The court sided with the government in relation to measures in the region's other towns, calling them "necessary" as those put in place up until now have not been able to successfully contain the pandemic.

The judge also limited capacity in stores to 50%.

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  • Catalan government meeting on state of pandemic in Segrià county on July 15, 2020 (Courtesy of Generalitat)

  • Catalan government meeting on state of pandemic in Segrià county on July 15, 2020 (Courtesy of Generalitat)

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