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.
“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.