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The El Salvador Supreme Court closes the door to further quarantines due to the country’s corona virus

June 11, 2020

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (CSJ) of El Salvador closed the doors this Wednesday for the possibility that the Salvadoran executive will impose more quarantines in the Central American country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the CSJ, the Ministry of Health of El Salvador has no authority to restrict the free movement of citizens, and according to the court, the constitution does not allow it.

In addition, the judges have listed the measures that the Ministry of Health has taken without being authorized to do so that override the constitutional rights of citizens, such as: B. Take those who are said to be in breach of the quarantine to prisons and prohibit departure based on the document. Restrict identity, economic activities or suspend public transport.

The El Salvador Supreme Court closes the door to further quarantines due to the country’s corona virusThe El Salvador Supreme Court closes the door to further quarantines due to the country’s corona virus

Thus, only the Assembly has the power to suspend citizens’ constitutional rights by approving emergency regulations, and the Ministry of Health can only order quarantine for one or more individualized people for scientific reasons and not for the entire country.