With the objective of slow the progression of the pandemic, the Basque Government will take today to the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country the question about the legal protection for the implementation of the COVID certificate in certain activities.
According to the Minister of Health, Gotzone Sagardui, its use is being evaluated for people over 12 years of age in nightlife establishments, in establishments or places where music and dance activities such as concerts, or in restaurants Where large groups of people with authorized capacity of more than 50 diners can concur simultaneously.
The increase in the incidence of covid-19 is leading different governments to put preventive measures on the table that go through the implementation of the covid passport in certain situations or sectors.
On Northern Basque Country, for example, it is necessary in activities such as going to the cinema, the theater or a stadium, but also to have a drink in a bar, in a cafe or in a restaurant. In the Spanish State, for its part, Catalonia, Galicia O Murcia They request it, with the corresponding judicial endorsement, to access the nightlife venues.
The Minister of Health of the Basque Government already pointed out that in order to apply this measure it was judicial authorization necessary. The president of the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country (TSJPV), Iñaki Subijana, considers that the ruling of the Supreme Court (TS) of September 14 in which it authorized the obligation to display the covid-19 passport in certain leisure and restaurant establishments in Galicia established a “jurisprudential precedent” for its implementation in other communities.
For his part, the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, is “hopeful” before the possibility of having the endorsement of the court to be able to establish the measure. “If we have requested the criterion it is because we have hope, as we have had it on previous occasions, despite not having had the endorsement of the TSJPV,” he said.
In his opinion, all the measures adopted so far by the executive to deal with covid-19 have been “adequate, adjusted and proportionate”, so he hopes to receive the endorsement of the Chamber on this occasion.
Given the possibility that the passport is necessary to carry out various activities, the downloads of the covid certificate have increased significantly in Euskadi, and in the last two days they have multiplied by 10 and some 22,000 daily downloads have been registered (the average of this last month was 2000).
In view of the evolution of infectionsToday will be the first Thursday that Osakidetza will publish data on the evolution of the pandemic. In order to avoid overcrowding in municipalities with an incidence of more than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the Department of Health of the Basque Government has approved a new order that complements the previous one, so today we will know which new localities will have to comply with these new guidelines.
Health calls on the town councils of municipalities that exceed the accumulated incidence of 150 cases to “suspend or temporarily postpone” acts that lead to the agglomeration of people, especially those that have “linked the intake of food and drink.”