The Madrid City Council will spend 19 million euros on personal protective equipment and tests to detect the coronavirus, which it expects to receive next week to protect its workers from essential services.
The vice mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, explained in a press conference after the Governing Board, that the investment to supply gloves, masks and overalls to employees will reach 19 million euros.
The objective is to protect workers such as the Municipal Police, firefighters, Samur, Selur, funeral parlor, all of them “exposed persons” who “go out into the streets to avoid citizens having to do it” and guarantee security.
“Hopefully it can come next week, some games have already arrived,” Villacís said.
Madrid has acquired nitriline gloves, disinfecting gels, FFP2, and surgical masks that will be distributed “based on exposure” of the staff, as well as “reliable tests” for diagnostic tests.