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The Canary Islands to approve new anti covid decree on Monday.

The Canary Islands government will hold an extraordinary meeting of the Government Council on Monday.


They will pass a new decree allowing them to take necessary measures to tackle a communicable disease as long as they are endorsed by the regional superior courts.


The new decree-law prevents citizens from appealing the measures in ordinary courts. Because it has the force of law, it can only be controlled by the Constitutional Court. 


In recent months various business organizations have successfully appealed government covid restrictions in the local courts.  The new law will mean this will now not be possible.


Some Constitutional Law experts believe if it is intended to use the decree-law route to circumvent the courts and prevent citizens from resorting to them as if it were a law, it is legal nonsense.


The government has yet to say what extra covid restrictions they may implement. 



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