The absolute majority of the PPdeG in the Parliament of Galicia will approve this Tuesday with the rejection of the opposition the modification of the Galician Health Law, which enables decree mandatory confinements or quarantines, limit social interactions and what does it foresee fines of up to 60,000 euros for refusing to be vaccinated.
The president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, lI’ve spent months defending this regulation as “the first law of pandemics in Spain”, since it will allow autonomy to apply certain restrictions without being under the umbrella of the state of alarm, which for the opposition it means “restricting constitutional rights” with “a permanent state of alarm.”
Specifically, this text establishes a sanction between 1,000 and 3,000 euros for “the unjustified refusal to submit to preventive measures, consisting of the vaccination or immunization prescribed by the health authorities, in accordance with the provisions of this law “.
However, and as long as the competent health authority considers that the refusal to receive the vaccination “implies a serious risk or harm to health of the population “, a citizen could receive a fine of between 3,001 and 60,000 euros.
These same fines may be applied to the refusal of a citizen to undergo a PCR test or to meet a mandatory quarantine, although it will be the authority that determines if this fact is worthy of the light penalty -up to 3,000 euros- or grave, of up to 60,000 euros.
The highest section of fines, among 60,001 and 600,000 euros, is reserved for situations involving a “very serious” risk for the health of the population, and could also entail the prohibition of receiving regional or local aid for between one and five years or the temporary closure of an establishment for the same period of time.
Other assumptions that the law sanctions are the participation in parties in which current restrictions are not complied with, the non-compliance with schedules opening and closing of premises or even that the owner of an establishment does not guarantee compliance with sanitary regulations inside.
In any case, during the debate on the initiative, whose vote will take place this afternoon, the person in charge of defending the bill, the popular deputy Encarnación Amigo, has defended that “the supposed obligatory nature of vaccines “is not such, rather it refers to the health authority “He may sanction in very specific circumstances.”
Núñez Feijóo had sent to the central government a proposal to modify the Organic Law of Public Health to avoid “legal uncertainty” caused by the state of alarm, with cases such as the cancellation of the closure of the hotel business in the Basque Country.
This modification of the Galician Health Law has been harshly criticized by the opposition forces, with the PSdeG deputy Julio Torrado calling it “legal nonsense” that he claims “Cut constitutional rights through a regional law that seeks to replace Congress and the Senate.”
“This law is a sanctioning regulation that sought to resolve day-to-day issues that braking has gone and has a tremendous lack of rigor: it is too aggressive and intends to install a permanent state of exception, whether or not there is a pandemic, “he said.
Meanwhile, the BNG parliamentarian Iria Carreira has criticized the formula chosen to process the law: instead of being presented by the Xunta de Galicia, it has been proposed by the PPdeG parliamentary group, a movement “which seeks to avoid the controls and reports to which a proposed law is subjected from the Government “.
Specifically, the nationalist deputy has referred to the gender study of this law, which warns that, by providing for the prohibition of access to public aid to those sanctioned, “it could prevent a victim of sexist violence from receiving aid” if they have been fined in accordance with the Health Law.
The modification of the Galician Health Law has also raised a great controversy between denialist groups: last Saturday hundreds of people from all over Spain attended a demonstration in Santiago called by the Police for Freedom collective with the slogan “No to Auschwitz law”, since you understand that this new rule will create a kind of “concentration camps” for infected people.
This morning, dozens of deniers who protested against the law have gathered before the Galician Parliament with posters with messages such as “television is the virus”, “with the people or accomplices” The “Feijóo, you don’t find out: the Spanish Constitution, a higher rank law.”
In both protests, protesters were seen They were not wearing a mask or were wearing it down.