Portuguese judge overturns isolation requirement for family coming from Brazil

A court in Sintra granted a habeas corpus petition from an attorney who was forced by health authorities to remain 14 days in prophylactic isolation at home when she returned from Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A court of Sintra, Portugal, granted a habeas corpus petition from an attorney who was forced by health authorities to remain 14 days in prophylactic isolation at home when she returned from Brazil.

A statement from the Portuguese Bar Association says the attorney, her husband and an infant daughter entered Portugal from Brazil on May 2nd, and despite testing negative for Covid-19 and "having been allowed to enter the country without any restrictions," the Health Delegate in their area of residence imposed a 14-day isolation period.

The attorney challenged the measure, through a habeas . . .

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