A court in Germany acquitted a man of violating quarantine measures, finding them a “catastrophically flawed decision.” According to the court, the quarantine is contrary to the country’s constitution, reports Focus Online.
It is noted that the decision of the Weimar court (Thuringia) runs counter to the opinion of most scientists and politicians of the Federal Republic of Germany, and also calls into question the state measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The court ruling notes that the prohibition of contact restriction undermines the foundations of society and is unlawful. In addition, it violates “ensuring the inviolability of human dignity” and restricts human freedoms, according to the court.
The man reportedly violated quarantine measures in the spring of 2020. At that time, according to the court, there was no threat of collapse of the health care system, and therefore there was no reason to impose a lockdown. As a result, the court acquitted the man and issued a verdict according to which all costs should be paid by the state.
As the newspaper stresses, the conclusion of the Weimar court will contribute to the debate on the legality of quarantine measures in Germany.
Earlier it was reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to prolong the lockdown in Germany until February 14. In addition, residents of the republic were required to wear only respirators and medical, not cloth, masks in transport, public places, and stores.