The Valencia government has asked for 150 army track and trace experts
The Valencia government has asked for 150 army track and trace experts to boost the region’s efforts to crack down on the spread of Covid-19.
The military personnel will join the more than 1,000 healthcare officials who are already working on the operation to trace contacts of newly-diagnosed coronavirus patients in the Valencia region, where health authorities have imposed a new lockdown on residents in the town of Benigánim after a surge in infections.
New lockdown restrictions that include the closure of bars and restaurants were imposed for a period of 14 days beginning this afternoon.
The town of just under 6,000 residents had seen 51 people test positive up to yesterday. Although people arent strictly confined to their homes and can go outside to take exercise or visit the supermarket, they´re unable to enter or leave municipal limits of the town except for reasons that include; returning to place of residence, visiting the doctor or going to work.