News of the day 15 March 2020
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The Balearic government - no time for smiling faces.


A state of alert: the week in Majorca

The rapidly evolving crisis; tourist tax; noise; and Sir Paul Preston.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

El Corte Inglés runs out of toilet rolls.


Spike in panic buying in Majorca

State of Emergency stokes panic buying in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Smoke billowing from the yacht in Puerto Portals.


Fire on yacht in Puerto Portals

The fire was reported around six o'clock on Sunday morning.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mondragó Nature Reserve


Good Morning from Majorca

Sunshine and strong winds forecast in Majorca on Sunday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Playa de Palma, where seasonality needs to be addressed urgently.


The need for improvements to Playa de Palma

"It is necessary to reverse the current image and reposition Playa de Palma at an international level."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

President Armengol, speaking at a press conference on Thursday.


Armengol calls for personal responsibility

"Staying at home is the best way to contain the disease."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Archive image of a police control.


Arrested for attacking tourists in Palma

The tourists - one Dutch, the other German - were beaten up and their wallets were stolen.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Hugh Elliott, British Ambassador to Spain.


Foreign Office advice for Brits in Spain

The Foreign Office has issued updated advice for British people who are resident in Spain or tourists on holiday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

55 cases of coronavirus in the Balearic Islands.


11 more test positive for coronavirus

Majorca now has 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus, there are 3 in Menorca and 2 in Ibiza.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Some markets were open on Sunday morning.


Majorca adjusting to coronavirus measures

Measures are coming into effect, but there is some confusion.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

'Minerva' on fire in Puerto Portals.


'Minerva' ship goes up in flames

Boat catches fire in Puerto Portals.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The German cycling team was in Alcudia.


German cycling team has to leave Majorca

A charter plane flew the team back to Germany on Friday night.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Passeig Born in Palma on Sunday morning.


State of alert - what you can do and what you can't do

Stay at home for the next fortnight and go out only for essential reasons, e.g. work and to buy necessities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Portixol, Palma


Police step up patrols during Majorca lockdown

Police step up patrols during coronavirus lockdown in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mateu Orfila General Hospital, Minorca



Staff at the Mateu Orfila General Hospital in Minorca react to standing ovation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Shops closed in Palma.


Workers cannot be fired over coronavirus

The Balearic Government says workers cannot be fired over the coronavirus crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Francina Armengol, President of the Government of the Balearic Islands.


Tourists could be deported over coronavirus

Francina Armengol wants to send foreign tourists home because of coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The arrested truck driver was taken to the National Police HQ.


Arrested with three kilos of cocaine

The arrest was made at the port in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Woman arrested for breaking State of Emergency rules


Sunbather arrested for breaking coronavirus lockdown

Woman arrested in Palma for ignoring coronavirus restrictions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

2nd ovation in Palma for staff fighting coronavirus.


Spain honours those fighting coronavirus

Spain pays tribute to staff on the front line in the fight against coronavirus. Watch the video here

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Alberto Jarabo.

The Week That Was

Alberto and the referendums

It is the Restaurants Association which is to hold a referendum on terraces.

Andrew Ede

Fernando Simón, director of the Centre for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies


Person of the week

Much as he wouldn’t have wished it, he has become something of a celebrity in the process.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Iberian pork meatballs

Food & Fosh

Beyond Hummus

My bean of choice right now is the humble chickpea; known here in Spain as garbanzos, they are one of the oldest consumed crops in the world.

Marc Fosh

Edition of 15 March 2020