Covid: It is impossible to bury your son or see a sick relative... In New Zealand, border restrictions are illegal

Covid: It is impossible to bury your son or see a sick relative… In New Zealand, border restrictions are illegal

The New Zealand government acted illegally by implementing border controls to protect the country from COVID-19. And this is what the highest judicial body ruled, Wednesday, considering that the system Depriving some citizens of the right to return to their homes during the outbreak of the epidemic. In her ruling, Supreme Court Justice Jillian Malone said the government’s isolation and quarantine process failed to take into account individual circumstances.

for the judge This system has been an essential part of the strategy to combat the coronavirus. But its failure to meet people’s specific needs meant the government had acted “unlawfully and unreasonably and in breach of the Bill of Rights which states that every New Zealand citizen has the right to enter New Zealand”.

Saturated reception centers

The case was brought to the Supreme Court in Wellington, DC, in February by “Grounded Kiwis,” a group that has been campaigning for restrictions to be eased. According to this group, New Zealanders living abroad were denied rights when these rules were in effect, between September 1 and December 17, 2021. Her only son. Another was unable to attend while her son was undergoing treatment for cancer.

The reception energies in isolation centers and hotels were also saturated for compulsory quarantine. Thousands of people could not get a seat, and the reservation system was based on a tie. The isolation and quarantine requirements for all New Zealand citizens were lifted in March 2022.

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