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The Austrian constitutional court declares the general ban on being in public places during the pandemic illegal

The Austrian Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the widespread government ban on staying in public places to curb the coronavirus pandemic is illegal.

The Supreme Court analyzed COVID-19 law in response to a complaint from a Viennese citizen who viewed the Ministry of Health’s restrictive measures to fight the pandemic as excessive.

“The regulation that prohibits access to public places is partly illegal,” said a statement from the responsible headquarters. Austrian law allows “to ban access to certain places if necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.” “but not a general ban.

The Austrian constitutional court declares the general ban on being in public places during the pandemic illegal
The Austrian constitutional court declares the general ban on being in public places during the pandemic illegal

“Legislators can give concrete or abstract descriptions of the places you cannot enter to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and they can also prohibit entry into regional or local areas,” he said.

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