The Finnish government has been forced to back away from a plan to force major cities into a lockdown after a judge ruled it unconstitutional.
Neon Nettles explains:
The Finnish government has withdrawn a proposal to impose strict lockdowns across five cities, including the nation’s capital Helsinki.
The plans involved forcing city-dwelling residents to stay inside their homes.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin backed off on the plans after accepting the measures were deemed illegal by the country’s constitutional law committee.
Marin revealed the U-turn in a Twitter post on Wednesday, citing the objections by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.
A similar thing happened in Belgium when a judge ruled that the country’s COVID lockdown was also unconstitutional. The judge ruled that the country had instituted the emergency lockdown under its Civil Safety Act of 2007, but failed to prove the lockdown is necessary and actually works. The judge has given the government 30 days to prove its case. READ: Belgium must lift ‘all Covid-19 measures’ within 30 days, Brussels court rules