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Belgian court rules COVID pass illegal in Wallonia

www.aa.com.tr

Region’s representatives did not appear in court to argue case due to public holidays

 

Agnes Szucs   |

BRUSSELS 

A court in Belgium’s Wallonia region has ruled that use of a COVID pass is illegal and ordered the local government to pay a daily fine of €5,000 ($5,658) until they withdraw the measure, local media reported Wednesday.

Namur city’s Court of First Instance ruled Tuesday that use of the COVID Safe Ticket (CST) was illegal in the Wallonia region.

According to the judgment, rules requiring everyone to show their CST before entering cafés, restaurants, gyms and cultural venues were curbing individual freedoms in a disproportionate way which does not serve the goal they pursue.

A non-profit organization called ‘Notre bon droit’ (Our good right) initiated the procedure challenging the Wallonia region’s decree on the COVID pass.

The Wallonia region announced that they would not repeal the regulation and appealed immediately against the judgment… READ MORE… (aa.com.tr)

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