News of the day 17 March 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

Majorca forecast to be wet and very windy on Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Only residents are authorised to use Acire zones.


Incorrect fines for breaches of Palma restricted traffic zones regulations

A resident in Palma's centre has been wrongly fined over 2,500 euros.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A new rise in the number of cases coming to court.


Balearics cases of gender-based violence up over a third

The Balearics have the highest rate of gender-based violence cases in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter



Airbus to suspend production in France and Spain

Factories in Britain, where Airbus makes wings, can continue to operate for several days.


Garden Village Hotel in Platja de Muro


Balearic Hotels offer rooms for coronavirus patients

Balearic Hotels offer rooms for coronavirus patients.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The fall in demand and coronavirus causing escalation in claims.


No refunds for coronavirus restriction cancellations

Tour Groups are allegedly refusing to give refunds or compensation to those unable to travel because of coronavirus restrictions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

VW suspend manufacturing at Spanish plants


Volkswagen starts shutting down production in Europe in face of coronavirus

Production will be halted at VW’s Spanish plants.


Work continues at Palma's museums


Behind the scenes at the museum

Museum staff are turning the lack of visitors during the State of Emergency over the coronavirus to their advantage.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

First arrest in Palma for disobeying coronavirus State of Emergency.


First arrest for disobeying Covid-19 restrictions in Palma

First arrest for disobeying State of Emergency restrictions for coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Guardia Civil displayed various items that were recovered.


Fifteen-year sentences demanded for Arta robbery with violence

The robbers used a taser, threatened one owner at knife point and bundled the other owner into a car boot.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

UME told to disinfect DGT stations in Spain.


Armed Forces deployed to 28 cities in Spain

Military deployed to 28 cities across Spain to uphold the State of Emergency.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Antoni Lliteres entertains neighbours under lockdown in Palma.


Opera for the masses in Palma

An opera singer entertains neighbours under lockdown in Palma. Watch the video here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish border with France

State of Emergency

Spain turns back cars from land borders as coronavirus death toll nears 500

Governments across Europe have taken draconian measures to slow the pandemic, shutting borders, closing schools, shops, restaurants and ordering citizens to stay at home.


Balearic Islands bans air and sea travel.


Balearic Islands bans flights and boats

Balearic Islands introduces air and sea ban

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Keep fit with Katie Handyside


Keep fit with Katie

Get in shape from home!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Health card prescription data will be automatically extended.


Health service to automatically extend prescriptions

Two-month automatic extension for repeat prescriptions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sanchez during the announcement


Spain announces 200 bln euro aid package for coronavirus crisis

The government would provide 117 billion euros with the rest from private companies.


2nd coronavirus death in Majorca.


2nd death in Majorca from coronavirus

2nd death from coronavirus in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

3rd ovation for those fighting the coronavirus crisis.


3rd Standing Ovation for Healthcare Staff In Palma

3rd night of applause for Healthcare professionals and others fighting the coronavirus crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Troops arrive in Palma.

State of Emergency

Troops Arrive in Majorca

Troops arrive in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

92 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Balearic Islands.


92 positive for coronavirus in the Balearics

92 confirmed with coronavirus in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Stay at home

“I think the Spanish government has taken the right action...”

Jason Moore


Ban online gambling

We are living in very serious uncharted waters and responsibility is the word.

Humphrey Carter

Taking precautions


I just don't know what to do with myself!

I’m sorry, but I laughed out loud when a mate of mine meekly confessed to having two bidets removed from his gaff last year, which wasn’t very nice of me at all was it?

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
Hope springs eternal

Spotlight on Soller

Our Brave New World

There was no local resistance we just have to go with what we are being told for now.

Shirley Roberts

How about that for streamlining. Tatra’s trademark aerodynamics of the 870.

Focus on Cars

No Uphill Transport

Tatra is the name of the third oldest vehicle manufacturer in the world, having started producing cars in 1897.

Robert Klevenhagen

Iberia's poster

Enjoying Majorca

Spring in Majorca

Spring in Majorca can, curiously, be overlooked.

Andrew Ede

Gastrobar Hotel Saratoga, Palma


Words and more…

The gastrobar is a Spanish invention and is a cousin of the English ‘gastropub’. And although they are related, they were created for quite distinct reasons.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 17 March 2020