Top court in Andalucía ratifies Junta's night curfew requests in eight towns

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  • Night time mobility will be restricted between 2am and 7am for at least seven days, in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19 infections

The Superior Court of Justice of Andalucía (TSJA) has ratified the Junta's request for night curfews, to help control coronavirus outbreaks, in eight large towns.

The court has agreed to limit movement on roads and in public spaces between 2am and 7am in the towns of Bailén (Jaén), Benalup-Casas Viejas (Cádiz), Bonares y Trigueros (Huelva), Villaverde del Río (Seville) and also extend the measures that were already in place in the Seville municipalities of El Cuervo and Tocina and the town of Mengíbar in Jaen province.

These measures will come into effect for a period of seven calendar days from dawn on the day following the publication of the order in the Junta de Andalucía’s Official Gazette (BOJA).

The court agreed the lockdown measures were “proportional” and “essential to guarantee the public health of the residents of the municipalities, eradicating the high risk of imminent contagion especially in the young population that would otherwise exist.”