News of the day 25 March 2020
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Majorca cooler over the next few days.


Good Morning from Majorca

Temperatures are dropping in Majorca and strong winds and showers are forecast in many areas.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Marina Ferragut, at her stall in Mercat de l'Olivar.


Something fishy in Palma

Shrimp prices plummet as customers stay home during the State of Emergency in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafael Nadal tweets a message telling people to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.


Rafa Nadal shows off his cooking skills

Rafa Nadal shows off his culinary skills during the coronavirus lockdown.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Shopping streets are all but deserted.


Temporary layoffs for some 400,000 employees in the Balearics

Businesses are concerned about a stipulation once employees return to work.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Prince Charles


British Royal tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19.


The entrance to Emergencies at La Paz Hospital in Madrid.


Spain overtakes China as coronavirus death toll soars

In the last 24 hours, 738 people have died from Covid-19 in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish armed forces chief Miguel Villarroya


Spain asks NATO for coronavirus testing kits, ventilators, protective gear

Spain made the request to NATO which would pass it on to the member states’ armies.


Son Espases Hospital, Palma.


More coronavirus deaths in Majorca

3 more coronavirus deaths in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Catalonia Majorica, one of the hotels being pressed into service.

State of emergency

Fourteen hotels in the Balearics for essential personnel

There are six establishments in Majorca - in Playa de Palma and in Palma itself.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Building work in Palma.

State of emergency

Balearic government directive for construction industry safety

The Spanish government is, for now, not suspending construction activity.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A National Police officer in Palma.

State of emergency

Three arrests for breaking state of emergency restrictions

The public is being thanked for abiding by the measures, but not everyone is.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter



Council of Majorca launches WhatsApp tourism campaign

The island will be ready to welcome tourists back with open arms after the coronavirus crisis is over.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain's deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo


Spain's Deputy PM Carmen Calvo tests positive for coronavirus

One more test was performed because the last one proved inconclusive.


News / Comment


Healthcare workers

"Healthcare workers: never was so much owed by so many to so few..."

Jason Moore


Time for some soccer aid

Top flight football is awash with money, I think it's time to share it out.

Humphrey Carter

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dresden


The same disease — Just a different country

It's a given fact I believe, that the less you can do, the less you want to do. It is as if your life suddenly becomes much smaller when you have to stay at home.

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle

Letters to the editor

Easyjet rescue flights

Information is given only in negative terms.

Michael Baylis



Crisis Management - Making the best use of the Internet

Are you a good role model or have you been sucked into staring at your phone, facebook or whatsapp instead of giving someone or an activity the gift of your full attention?

Julie Holdsworth

The pig has had an essential role in mankind's domesticity


Words and more...

As you'd expect, pig also comes into rhyming slang.

Andrew Valente

Vegetables at the local market

Food for thought

Get your veggies with a menestra

There is no single recipe for a menestra and the dishes that go under this name are more than simple variations on a theme. All of them make use of vegetables in season and some include other ingredients for which a particular area is famous.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 25 March 2020