Specifically, the Army has 350 troops deployed (present in the cities of Badajoz and Vigo); The Navy (Marine Corps), has 120 troops in Cádiz (Puerto de Santa María and San Fernando) and the Military Emergency Unit (UME), has displaced 1,350 troops in the following places: Araca-Vitoria, Miranda de Ebro , Zaragoza, Logroño, Haro, Pontevedra, A Coruña, León, Oviedo, Santander, Burgos, Aranjuez, Tarancón, Ocaña, Segovia, Ávila, Toledo, Talavera de la Reina, Mora, La Puebla de Montalbán, Torrijos, Badajoz, Mérida, Jerez de la Frontera, Malaga, Granada, Seville, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Alicante, Valencia and Castellón de la Plana.
They are mainly responsible for carrying out reconnaissance, presence and disinfection tasks in critical infrastructures such as railway stations, buses, port areas, hospitals and health centers, institutional buildings, commercial areas and main roads. They also carry out informative and awareness-raising tasks among the population to avoid crowds.
The Chief of Defense Staff (JEMAD), has also advanced that today there will be "presence of military units, elements of the Military Emergency Unit and subsequently the Army in the Madrid suburban stations", to avoid that there are crowds on the platforms and in the railway facilities.
Furthermore, "a request from the Ministry of Health for possible reinforcements of health care in Melilla is being studied," said Jemad.
The department headed by Minister Margarita Robles has also received a request from the Ministry of the Interior for the disinfection of the control centers of the General Directorate of Traffic in Madrid, Malaga, Valladolid, Valencia, Seville, Coruña and Palma. These tasks will be faced, throughout this day, both by Units of the Military Emergency Unit and the Army.
Likewise, after the publication today in the Official State Gazette (BOE) of the instruction of the Ministry of Defense, it will support the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030 in those orders, instructions and actions that it has for the protection of the homeless population.
This afternoon, at 5:00 p.m., the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, will chair the daily follow-up and coordination meeting of the department, which will be attended by: the Chief of Defense Staff (JEMAD), the General of the Air Miguel Ángel Villarroya; the Secretary of State, Ángel Olivares; the undersecretary of Defense, Alejo de la Torre; the Secretary General of Defense Policy, Admiral Juan Francisco Martínez Núñez; the commander of the Operations Command (MOPS), Lieutenant General Fernando López Del Pozo; the Chief of the Military Emergency Unit (UME), Lieutenant General Luis Martínez Meijide, the cabinet directors and the Director of Communication.