20 cops in Murcia on Spain’s Costa Blanca given the all-clear after C0vid-19 scare

BODY FOUND: Police cordoned off the area over night while the skeletal remains were removed. CREDIT: Guardia Civil (file pic)

Twenty Guardia Civil officers in Murcia on Spain’s Costa Blanca have been given the all-clear after a Covid-19 scare.

ON Monday, June 22, the cops were involved in a rescue and detainment operation of a boat carrying immigrants on the coast of Aguilas.

After one of the immigrants tested positive for the coronavirus, the 20 officers were immediately given a serology test that gave a negative result.

This was followed by a further serology test and a PCR, all of which have now confirmed the officers have not been infected with the killer virus.

A police source assured that, due to the current health crisis, all safety protocols were followed in terms of of protection and keeping a safe distance.

And the official holding premises and the Guardia Civil vehicles used during the operation was disinfected immediately afterwards.

The rapid response and collaboration between the Murcia Health Service and the Health Service of the 5th Zone of the Guardia Civil has been highlighted.

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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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