The confinement decreed by the government of Catalonia in the Segria region has been ordered to stop by the Spanish judicial system, which says that regional government has no powers to impose the measures.
Footage filmed on Monday in Lleida shows empty streets and several field hospitals, as well as police checkpoints on some roads in and out of the region, in the wake of the local government's COVID-confinement order.
«I don't really agree with any position. On one hand, I think it is a decision that the government must take, because it is really severe, but I don't know if this judge has to decide about it... I don't know if it has to go to another court or another type of judge,» said Teresa, a local resident.
The President of Catalonia Quim Torra said on Monday that he rejected the judicial decision that strikes down the COVID-19 confinement measures introduced in the Segria region, including the area of Lleida, and announced that he «will approve a decree to establish a plan for outbreaks and to be able to act with all the forcefulness that is necessary.”