The court refused to block Madrid

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The Madrid High Court has refused to ratify the new restrictive measures, which involved a partial blocking of the city due to the increase in the incidence of COVID-19. TASS reports about this with reference to the authority.

The court refused the Spanish Ministry of Health to approve the decree, since the restrictions “affect the fundamental rights and freedoms” of the population of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. Thus, after this verdict, they lost their power.

The ministry's measures, introduced on October 2, imposed restrictions on entry and exit from the Spanish capital and nine other cities in the community, where the spread of coronavirus is high. Also, a ban was introduced on gathering in groups of more than six people, not only indoors, but also on the streets. Shops were required to close at 22:00, cafes and bars at 23:00.

In Spain, since the beginning of the pandemic, almost 836 thousand cases of COVID-19 have been recorded. The victims of the coronavirus in the country were 32.5 thousand people. On October 7, it was reported that more than five thousand cases were detected in the country per day. Due to the increase in the incidence in recent weeks, local authorities have begun to impose stricter restrictive measures.

Earlier on October 8, it was reported that the number of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus exceeded 36 million worldwide. The first place in the number of cases is still held by the United States: more than 7.5 million.

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