Does the Minister of Health have the right to restrict human rights as published in the recent news?

windeguy

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Now that the president had to pass the peso to the Minister of Health on keeping things closed because of CV19, does the minister have the right to
control people and businesses by law?

Jorge Subero Isa, former president of the supreme court, said that the Health Minister does not even have the authority to impose fines on people
for not wearing masks, so how can he do so much more that?


I am speaking of his restrictions and their legality as posted recently in:

 

CynthiaCom

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Hello to all. I hope everyone is well and very far from Covid-19 or in the process of recuperating.

The Ministry does have the competency or the power to impose those measures but the Ministry has to work through other public institutions to make them effective and applicable. You can find the institutions they will be working with at the end of the decree 000018-2020 once they formally publish it.
 
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windeguy

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Hello to all. I hope everyone is well and very far from Covid-19 or in the process of recuperating.

The Ministry does have the competency or the power to impose those measures but the Ministry has to work through other public institutions to make them effective and applicable. You can find the institutions they will be working with at the end of the decree 000018-2020 once they formally publish it.
Thank you for the response. It makes me wonder why they bothered to do the State of Emergency in the first place. Why was the SOE needed and what is different between SOE powers and the legal power the health minister has?
 

windeguy

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No follow up questions. ;)
Oh well.

I am not going to bother reading the law that allegedly supposedly possibly could give the health minister so many abilities to interfere with human rights. I suppose if he could not do it, someone with big money would already be battling him.

As for CV19, we did see that three months of "flattening the curve" did not really fix anything. No amount of government regulations that people will stand for will fix this problem. Now we have to protect ourselves just like we do regarding every other potential threat that is out there. CV19 is here, there and everywhere, to stay.
 
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JDJones

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Oh well.

I am not going to bother reading the law that allegedly supposedly possibly could give the health minister so many abilities to interfere with human rights. I suppose if he could not do it, someone with big money would already be battling him.

As for CV19, we did see that three months of "flattening the curve" did not really fix anything. No amount of government regulations that people will stand for will fix this problem. Now we have to protect ourselves just like we do regarding every other potential threat that is out there. CV19 is here, there and everywhere, to stay.


Yep. Now the party starts.
 
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