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Court in Netherlands cancels night curfew imposed by gov’t

A Dutch court ordered the government on Tuesday to immediately scrap the night-time curfew imposed to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, ruling that it lacks any proper legal basis.

The court ruled that the 9pm until 4.30am curfew, the first in the Netherlands since World War Two, lacks any proper legal basis and should be lifted before the scheduled end on 3 March.

It sparked several days of riots by anti-lockdown protesters when it was introduced on 23 January.

The government said it would examine the court ruling before taking any action.

Source: Bart Meijer – REUTERS