They will begin work on Monday on testing and disinfection tasks in confined areas. There are about 7,500 military personnel.
He army It will be deployed in Madrid starting Monday to contain the advance of the coronavirus in the Spanish capital, the most affected in the country by the virus.
Spain registered, according to figures released this Thursday, 10,653 new Covid-19 infections and 84 more deaths. Madrid for its part notified 828 new positives in the last 24 hours, and deaths went from 40 to 43 in one day.
The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, warned that “hard weeks are coming in Madrid” in relation to the second wave of the coronavirus.
The regional government of Madrid, which limited mobility in 37 areas since last Monday, will announce new restrictive measures on Friday in the face of the increase in infections.
“We must act with determination to regain control of the pandemic in this community (region),” added the minister.
According to the newspaper El País, Defense will place 7,500 soldiers at the disposal of the Community of Madrid, given the increase in infections in Madrid, and this deployment will be seen from Monday.
Together, the National Police Corps, the Civil Guard or the Military Emergency Unit will act.
It will not be a scenario of militarization, but of logistics.
The Community of Madrid asked Health for military logistical support urgent for, among other actions, conducting test and disinfection work in restricted areas.
Defense Minister Margarita Robles estimated the number of soldiers available in the Community of Madrid at 7,500 to collaborate in tasks aimed at containing the advance of the second wave of the pandemic.