News of the day 26 March 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

Majorca will be much colder on Thursday with showers in most places. View the weather across the island live with our webcams.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A municipal worker in protective gear

State of Emergency

Spain extends state of emergency until April 12 as coronavirus crisis worsens

Spain now has the second-highest number of deaths globally after Italy’s 6,820.


Supermarket sales soaring.


Supermarkets doing a roaring trade

Supermarket sales in Majorca are up by 20-30% compared to last year.

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Fet a Soller exports increasing.


Soller exports soar during Covid-19 lockdown

Soller exports booming during coronavirus lockdown.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Llàtzer Hospital in Palma.


3 more coronavirus deaths in Majorca

22 dead from coronavirus in the Balearic Islands.

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Fire crew at the scene.


Palma dustcart catches fire

The incident occurred just after one o'clock on Thursday morning.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma florist gives flowers away during coronavirus lockdown.


Say it with flowers

Palma florist gives away tulips during coronavirus lockdown.

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Hearses carrying corpses leave an ice rink, being used as a morgue, during the coronavirus disease


Spain's coronavirus death toll surpasses 4,000

The overall number of coronavirus cases soared to 56,188 from 47,610 on Wednesday.


Death toll from coronavirus soars in Spain.


655 dead from coronavirus in Spain in 24 hours

Spanish death toll from coronavirus now stands at 4,089.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Thousands beating coronavirus in Spain.


Every cloud has a silver lining

New map shows how many patients have survived coronavirus in Spain.

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The National Police family and women's unit is in charge of the investigation.


Police investigating underage prostitution ring in Palma

A girl, now seventeen, has told police that the prostitution started in September 2017.

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Extra provision is being made for ICUs.


Balearic health service contingency plan for beds

Confirmed cases in the Balearics remain low by comparison with the rest of Spain.

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Rafael Nadal at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre.


Rafa Nadal & Pau Gasol launch coronavirus fund

Rafa Nadal and Pau Gasol launch campaign to raise money for coronavirus sufferers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Farmers are to receive aid to ensure supplies.


Emergency funding for farmers and fishermen

"The primary sector in the Balearics has never been more valued than it is right now."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Snow in Majorca on Thursday.


First snow of 2020 in Majorca

A cold front from northeast Europe was the culprit.

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News / Comment


Shopping reset

This crisis could change the way we shop for the benefit of local producers.

Humphrey Carter


Under construction

The Balearic government wants to call a halt to construction work.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle


Letters to the Editor

Cancelled flights, rebooking and rescue flights.

MDB readers

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Britain

Practical Parenting

Keep Calm and ....... Do what?

Children are directly affected by our response to this crisis. So maybe think of it as a teaching and learning opportunity...

Julie Waller & Barbora Sollerova


Food & Wine

Cheese is the tops but in moderation

Cheese is one of life's great pleasures and by eating it in small amounts we can enjoy it every day.

Andrew Valente

Second day macaronis

Out and About

Waste not, Want not!

In these days when it's not so easy to get out and about, we really need to stretch our ingredients along with our imaginations when we prepare our meals.

Peter Clover

Edition of 26 March 2020