The GAR is an elite unit of the Civil Guard based in Logroño. The weekend of March 7 and 8 was deployed in Haro, La Rioja, to confine a group of neighbors and contain an outbreak of coronavirus. The aforementioned sources have indicated that the GAR chief was not physically in this town during this deployment.
The agents then wore special suits to protect themselves from contagion, an outfit that caused surprise because its use was unusual, although it has already been used in the rest of Spain, both by the military and by medical personnel.
Within the Civil Guard and the Police there have already been 157 positives for Covid-19, according to data this Friday afternoon from the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, who has indicated that the rate of contagion in both Corps is “slightly superior to what happens in the rest of society “, because the Police and Civil Guard officers carry out” important risk work “and have” much more contact with society “, without being able to fulfill confinement.
This Thursday also confirmed the positive of the head of the Police in Catalonia, Commissioner José Antonio Togores, although he is working from home with mild symptoms.