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Military personnel drafted in to Malaga to disinfect main transport hubs

Disinfection tasks taking place at Malaga's María Zambrano train station.
Disinfection tasks taking place at Malaga's María Zambrano train station. / Salvador Salas
  • The Emergency Military Unit (EMU) has been deployed across Spain by the Ministry of Defence as a measure included in the State of Alarm

Troops from the Emergency Military Unit (EMU) deployed across Spain by the Ministry of Defence began operating in Malaga city on Monday morning in response to the nationwise State of Alarm declared to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Disinfection tasks, as well as information campaigns, took place at María Zambrano train station and Malaga Airport during the morning in coordination with the city hall. The units were also due to be deployed to the port, the municipal markets, the bus station, the surroundings of the municipal reception centre and around the historical centre.

In total there are 130 troops (of a total 1,100 nationwide) of the Second Emergency Intervention Battalion and 24 vehicles in Malaga.

Sources from the UME said that it has not yet been ruled out that in the coming days, depending on the how the situation evolves, that they would have to be deployed to other municipalities in the province.