News of the day 16 March 2020
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Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

Torrential rain and very strong winds forecast for the whole of Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Majorca hotels facing total shutdown

Hotels are not obliged to close, but they are now faced with the inevitable.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus patient leaves hospital without permission.

Health

Coronavirus patient skips hospital

Coronavirus patient tests positive then leaves hospital.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Interior Minister, Fernando Grande Marlaska, Health Minister, Salvador Illa, Defence Minister, Margarita Robles, Transport Minister, José Luis Ábalos

State of Emergency

EU borders may be closed to fight coronavirus

Drastic new measures to be introduced in Spain to fight the spread of coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

José Luis Ábalos

State of Emergency

Spain plans extension of coronavirus state of emergency, mulls border shutdown

The government's official coronavirus death toll rose to 288 on Sunday, with 7,753 confirmed cases of infection.

Reuters

Mercadona introduces new regulations over coronavirus.

News

Changes at Mercadona over coronavirus

Mercadona changes hours and criteria amid coronvirus crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fernando Simón

Health

Spain's coronavirus cases rise to 8,744, death toll up at 297

The number of coronavirus fatalities in Spain rose to 297 today.

Reuters

Cinema

The Tramuntana, the grand setting for filming

The Tramuntana Mountains offer Majorca's greatest treasure for filming.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Puerto Portals yacht destroyed by fire.

News

Luxury Yacht is a total Write Off

Luxury yacht docked in Puerto Portals completely destroyed by fire.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Members of the Military Emergency Unit patrol in an almost empty Puerta del Sol, Madrid

State of Emergency

Spanish streets deserted as government plans to extend state of emergency

Spain's 47 million people have been under partial lockdown since Saturday night.

Reuters

Avinguda Jaume III, Palma

Health

How to get around the coronavirus lockdown

How to keep busy under coronavirus lockdown.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Madrid is pretty much empty

State of Emergency

Spain's government readies package to help companies weather coronavirus crisis

"We are still working on providing liquidity for self-employed people, small businesses and large companies, so they face the situation protecting jobs."

Reuters

Metropolitan Opera House, New York.

Entertainment

The show will go on!

Free opera from the Met in New York from Monday, March 16

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Espases Hospital, Palma.

Health

18 more coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Another 18 people test positive for Covid-19 in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Arrested for breaking into thirteen cars

The cars were broken into in Palma's La Soledat district.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Royal family

Former king at the centre of new scandal

Scandal preceded the abdication of Juan Carlos in 2014; now there is more.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

HMA Hugh Elliott speaks to British tourists in Spain

Health

An update from Ambassador Hugh Elliott on Coronavirus

Watch the video to British tourists in Spain.

Agency

Business

Mexican coffee roasted in Banyalbufar

Frenchwoman Fleur Leparquier has established the business Madre Sierra Products, which specialises in Mexican coffee.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists repatriated.

News

Tourists repatriated from the Balearic Islands

25 planes used to repatriate tourists from Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Interior Minister.

State of Emergency

Spain takes drastic action to contain coronavirus

Spanish Prime Minister takes drastic action over coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Idris Elba at the world premiere for "Cats" in New York.

News

Idris Elba diagnosed with coronavirus

Idris Elba has coronavirus. Watch the video here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Lockdown

“The Balearic tourist industry needs to be ready to react once the coronavirus crisis is over....”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
A fishy tale!

Lifestyle

Quick glance at Majorcan menus

Majorca is a small paradise for lovers of gastronomy and wine with many splendid culinary delights, unexplored recipes and exceptional wines that you have never heard of.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 15 March 2020
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