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Last night, the first soldier affected by the coronavirus died in the Madrid Gómez Ulla hospital, as confirmed by the Chief of Defense Staff, General Villarroya , who conveyed his condolences to his family.

This is a 57-year-old second lieutenant assigned to the Cuatrovientos air base (Madrid). Villarroya clarified that this soldier was not assigned to the operations of the Balmis operation .

According to Defense sources explain, the deceased, second lieutenant Palencia , was about to pass the reserve. He fell ill in the middle of March. Since then I was in quarantine

The deceased military man was in charge of the work of caring for the environment at the Cuatrovientos base and in compliance with recycling regulations at this military facility, according to Efe.

On the other hand, the Jemad announced that for the first time a ship from the Navy, specifically Galicia, will join the medical assistance work. He will move to the Melilla area where he will become a hospital to care for those affected by the coronavirus. The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, already announced yesterday that her department had five Navy ships that could be converted into hospital facilities if necessary.

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