The Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, trust in activating the health emergency and convene the advisory council of the Civil Protection Plan (LABI) this Friday.
As the lehendakari has explained to the media, the LABI meeting is called for Friday, and this has been transmitted to the members of the advisory council, and that in any case is awaiting the Supreme Court’s resolution on the covid passport to start deciding the measures and when the LABI could meet.
“Next Friday the meeting of the LABI committee could take place, but not sure at all, just in case, I have summoned the LABI members for this Friday. Let’s think it may be Friday, but we still do not have officially the resolution of the Supreme Court and we are waiting for it, “said the Lehendakari.
As he has specified, his intention is not only to evaluate what has become known “through the media.” “I want to know in depth the exceptions that may be in the sentence and the measures that we can adopt from now on,” he explained.
Once the Supreme Court’s resolution has been studied, the covid passport will come into force and a state of health emergency will be declared in the Basque Country. Subsequently, what measures and when would come into force will be decided at the LABI meeting.
The Basque Government announced this Tuesday that it will declare the health emergency “as soon as possible”, after learning that the Supreme Court endorses the possibility of requiring the covid passport in the Basque Country.
The objective of declaring a health emergency is be able to reactivate the anti-pandemic law and the restrictions that it contemplates.
This rule allowed in the previous health emergency -which ended on October 7- to limit the capacity in hotels, commerce and cultural events, to prevent the consumption in bars in bars and to limit the number of people per table in these places, among other measures .
However, measures that limit fundamental rights may not be adopted such as mobility, which would prevent the enactment of perimeter closures or the establishment of curfews.
Once the advisory council of the Civil Protection Plan decides what measures to implement, a decree will be published that will determine the date from which these restrictions will come into force.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.