Monday, April 5, 2021

Unconstitutional lockdown plan dropped in Finland

Finland withdraws COVID lockdown plan after it was deemed unconstitutional | Reuters:

March 31, 2021 - "Finland’s government has withdrawn a proposal to confine people largely to their own homes in several cities to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Wednesday. The decision followed a statement from a constitutional law committee that deemed the proposal too vague and not in compliance with the constitution....

"Last week the government proposed locking down residents of five cities, including the capital Helsinki, and only allowing people to leave their homes for limited reasons, to curb rising coronavirus infections and hospitalisations."

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Finnish prime minister withdraws COVID-19 lockdown proposal deemed unconstitutional | Yahoo News: 

March 31, 2021 - "The proposal to largely confine people to their own homes in areas with most infections was deemed too imprecise by the constitutional law committee of parliament.

"'It would be impossible for residents to predict what is prohibited, allowed or punishable,' committee chairperson Antti Rinne said, but acknowledged that the arguments for more restrictions were justified....

"The committee said the wide-ranging proposal should be changed to targeted restrictions for where the risk of contracting the virus was significant, such as private gatherings and crowded places such as shops."

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