Dutch court orders government to lift curfew: “It must be removed immediately”

Mark RuttePhoto: John Thys, Pool Photo via AP / File

The Dutch government’s curfew is illegal, a court has ruled. The court ordered the government to lift the infection control measure.

“The curfew must be removed immediately,” the district court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday.

The government did not have a legal basis for introducing the national curfew, the court believes.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice says that the government must get an overview of the case and that it, therefore, can’t comment on the ruling immediately.

The curfew was introduced on January 23 and was scheduled to last until March 3, with the aim of slowing down the spread of coronavirus. 

The curfew applies from 9:00 PM to 4:30 AM every day. The introduction of the curfew led to several days of demonstrations.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

Do you have a news tip for Norway Today? We want to hear it. Get in touch at info@norwaytoday.no


Be the first to comment on "Dutch court orders government to lift curfew: “It must be removed immediately”"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.