26 Jun, 2020 @ 12:38
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23 police officers in self-isolation after intercepting boat with COVID-19 positive illegal immigrants on Spain’s Costa Calida

Spanish Cops On Costa Calida Ordered Home To Isolate After Boat Refugee Tests Positive For Virus

A TOTAL of 23 police officers have been ordered to self-isolate after rescuing a boat containing COVID-19 positive illegal immigrants in Spain’s Murcia.

The small boat had made the dangerous sea journey from North Africa to La Carolina beach in Aguilas last Monday (June 22), where police escorted the 10 immigrants to a nearby station.

The 10 were tested for COVID-19, with one Algerian national testing positive.

Despite all agents wearing masks, 20 Policia Nacional agents have been ordered to self-isolate along with three Policia Local agents who caught the immigrants on the beach.

Guardia Civil have not disclosed how many agents were present nor whether they are in isolation.

It comes as police unions have criticised how a lack of oversight is leaving agents at risk with arrivals of illegal immigrants.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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