The Netherlands extended the curfew until spring

The upper house of the Dutch parliament has approved legislation to keep the night curfew in place until at least March 3.

This is reported by Politico.

The government has initiated the accelerated passage of emergency legislation through Parliament, which provides for measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. On Thursday, the lower house of parliament already supported the bill, which officially comes into force this weekend.

The rush to pass the emergency law follows a lower court ruling in which judges said the curfew was not legal because it was based on a law intended to be used only during national emergencies.

The Government immediately filed an appeal, which resulted in the curfew remaining in effect until the Court of Appeal decides otherwise.

The Court of Appeal was due to announce its verdict on February 26, but emergency legislation made its decision irrelevant.

The curfew is in effect until the morning of March 3. On Tuesday, the government will announce whether to continue it or not.

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