The director of Public Health of the Balearic Islands charged for confining students

The general director of Public Health of the Balearic Government, Maria Antònia Font, has been summoned by a Palma court to testify as an investigator for the compulsory confinement of young people on study trips who had had contacts with those infected with Covid-19. According to confirmed the Balearic Government, Font has been summoned by the 12th investigating court of the Balearic capital to give a statement as a result of a complaint by relatives of confined young people in which the crime of illegal detention is attributed to him.

The general director of Public Health was the one who signed the instruction of the Ministry of Health to confine all students who were considered close contacts of other young people who had tested positive in coronavirus with those who had shared leisure activities. The Government admitted some 175 young people in these circumstances to the Bellver hotel on the Palma promenade until a contentious court annulled the order on the grounds that the restrictive measure of their freedom of movement was not sufficiently justified.

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The next day most of them left the hotel and traveled by boat to Valencia to go to the different places on the peninsula from which they came. The Ministry of Health, which, like the Government as a whole, defended the forced isolation of young people, has indicated after hearing the accusation of the general director of their “respect for all the actions of the judiciary “and has been made” available “to the investigating judge. “This is compatible with the defense and support of the action of the General Directorate of Public Health,” he says in a statement in which he insists on defending the way he approached “the macro outbreak of contagions” in the last days of June.

“The Government considers that the performance was proportionate and always attending to a fundamental criterion for this administration: the defense and protection of the population “, affects the regional Health Department. It also recalls that other judges denied the habeas corpus petitions of some of the young people in quarantine and emphasizes that the analyzes carried out on those groups both in Mallorca and when they returned to the peninsula, with high levels of positives, confirm that the performance was correct.

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