Military drafted in to strengthen patrols in Costa Blanca's Benidorm as COVID19 crisis continues to grip Spain

EXTRA FORCE: Military move in to help patrol the streets of Benidorm. CREDIT: Sammy Kruz Facebook

Military reinforcements have been drafted in to help patrol the streets of Costa Blanca’s tourist hotspot, Benidorm, this afternoon.

Soldiers and military vehicles have taken to the streets of the deserted resort to help ensure strict ‘State of Alarm’ measures are adhered to, and ‘people stay at home’.

CREDIT: Sammy Kruz Facebook

In addition, their presence will reassure the people of Benidorm that all resources are being pooled to contain the virus, while protecting members of the public.
: Sammy Kruz FAcebook

Earlier today, Benidorm Local Police announced a new shift structure to ensure the safety of officers. They will now work seven, 12 hour shifts, followed by 14 days ‘confined to their homes’.
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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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