Madrid asks for Spanish army’s help in battling coronavirus surge

Madrid asks for Spanish army’s help in battling coronavirus surge

MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid’s regional government chief requested the army’s help on Monday in fighting the coronavirus surge in the Spanish capital where local authorities ordered a partial lockdown of some poorer districts, prompting protests. At the height of the first wave of the pandemic in March-April, Spain deployed thousands of troops to help civilian authorities contain the outbreak.

By Miki