News of the day 20 March 2020
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Puerto Soller

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

Sunshine and strong winds forecast in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cala Deya

Weather

Temperatures to soar in Spring

After the warmest winter on record, Aemet is forecasting a hot, sunny Spring.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Courts

Expulsion from Spain demanded for two shoplifters

The two had shoplifted lipsticks at a Müller store.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police tighten coronavirus lockdown.

News

Police step up surveillance

Police step up surveillance in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Hotels & Tourist Accommodation to close over Covid-19.

News

Covid-19 restrictions tightened again in Majorca

All hotel and tourist accommodation must close within 7 days to prevent coronavirus from spreading.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma City Council extends car tax payment deadline.

News

Leeway on car tax payments

Palma City Council extends car tax payment deadline.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Barman mixes 'Coronavirus' cocktail in Moscow Bar.

Entertainment

Russian cure for coronavirus stress

Russia invents cure for coronavirus stress.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Automatic respirator prototype made with 3D printers.

News

3D printers to the rescue!

3D printers making essential parts for coronavirus respirators.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Fourth person dies as Balearics coronavirus cases top 200

A 90-year-old man is the fourth person to die in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A car inside Terminal 1 of Barcelona's El Prat airport.

News

They did what?

Two arrested for driving car into El Prat Terminal in Barcelona.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Arrested for stealing face masks from a health centre

One of the more unusual infringements - a surfer at a beach in Manacor was sanctioned.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Zara store, Madrid

Business

Inditex considers 25,000 temporary layoffs in Spain

Inditex’s headquarters in Arteixo, northern Spain, are the nerve centre of the fashion group’s operations.

Reuters

Culture

Death of the driving force behind the Güell-Lluc walk

The Güell-Lluc walk started in 1974 as a thanksgiving to Our Lady of Lluc.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
What about old people in a shopping queue?

Frank Talking

Coronavirus: I would rather be disliked than patronised - wouldn't you?

What annoys me the most I think, is for people not to seem to understand the gradients of ageing.

Frank Leavers

Viewpoint

Proud of ourselves

“The people of the Balearics should feel very proud of themselves...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Britain needs to get moving

I have a cunning suspicion why the UK is holding back but it can’t wait too long.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle

Nautical Notes

A Letter from Save the Med

As this uncertain situation unfolds, we will keep you informed of any changes related to our work.

Save the Med

Soller

Humans of Majorca

What do Humans of Majorca do in times of crisis?

The human spirit is very strong and as long as we can continue to keep the children busy we will all be fine.

Shirley Roberts

Healthcare worker in protective suit

The Doctor is calling

Coronavirus – The Next Weeks and Months

We will prevail. Things will get worse for the next while. Even more draconian measures may be necessary. Recurrent measures may be needed over months or even the next couple of years. People will suffer physically, mentally and financially but I am very confident we will win this fight.

Dr Jonathan O’Keeffe

English class with Amanda Jeffrey and the MDB.

Education

English lessons with the MDB for Spanish students

To support Spanish students whilst schools are closed, the Majorca Daily Bulletin and Amanda Jeffrey are presenting daily English classes.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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