News of the day 28 March 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

It's cloudy wet and windy throughout Majorca today.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A man in Minorca confined to home with his dog.


Clocks going forward at a time of confinement

Some people are affected by the hour's change. The confinement might exacerbate this.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Beach clean-up

Northern spotlight

A new controversy for Alcudia's port

It will use what's already there, and as such it is difficult to understand what the objections are.

Andrew Ede

A bit more chlorine in the water.


Palma has increased tap water chlorine level

The town hall is following WHO guidelines; there is no risk of contagion from tap water.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A suspension of construction work was finally announced.


Cancelling Easter: the week in Majorca

Coronavirus cases kept increasing; there was massive layoff of workers; and it snowed in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

10 people have tested positive at Es Mercadal, Menorca.


Coronavirus infections start to fall

The number of coronavirus infections in the Balearic Islands has started to fall.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

30 dead from coronavirus in the Balearic Islands.


Four more dead from coronavirus

Four more dead from coronavirus in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Glynis German in front of home-made altar before start of ceremony


World's first internet funeral takes place from Majorca

With current lcokdown restrictions going live online enabled family members as far afield as the UK and the USA to participate.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

30 dead from coronavirus in the Balearic Islands.


862 coronavirus cases in the Balearics

862 people in the Balearic Islands have tested positive for coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Guardia Civil officers observing the catamaran.

State of emergency

Catamaran in Puerto Andratx is ordered to leave

The catamaran had turned up on Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Carlos S. was arrested in Muro.


Fifteen years demanded for robber who used a harpoon

Carlos S. stole vehicles, broke into a bar and then used a harpoon in robbing a supermarket.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

31 dead from coronavirus in the Balearic Islands.


Another death from coronavirus in the Balearic Islands

Fifth person dies from coronavirus in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A coronavirus protective mask for the world.


Coronavirus Global Roundup

Nearly 600,000 people worldwide have tested positive for coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Clocks go forward 1 hour.


Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks!

Clocks go forward one hour on Sunday, March 29.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Francina Armengol, President of the Government of the Balearic Islands.


Government Contingencies For Covid-19

Francino Armengol says Balearic Islands "Ready For Anything Coronavirus Brings".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Prime Minister Sánchez speaking on Saturday.

State of emergency

Sánchez: All non-essential work to stop

A system of "recoverable paid leave" will be applied; the latest measure takes effect from Monday and lasts until 9 April (inclusive).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain.

Latest headlines

Non-essential workers in Majorca to stay home from Monday

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez orders all non-essential workers to stay home from Monday.

News / Comment


Life after corona

“Will life ever be the same after the coronavirus outbreak...”

Jason Moore


Turn to military veterans

I know scores of wounded UK military veterans who would jump at the chance to help.

Humphrey Carter

Tributes to Britain’s National Health Service

My Column

More thoughts from an isolated old codger

Can this period of enforced idleness be converted into something positive?

Donald Trelford

Holiday / Lifestyle
Get A Taste of An American Chef In Mallorca


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Learn to cook Asparagus Risotto with Jeff Harter.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Letters to the Editor

Government assistance

Government assistance is offered but it isn't enough.

MDB readers

View of Majorca

Wild Majorca

Testing times, but nature’s fine!

I am going to look at how nature will cope during all this, and what we can do to still enjoy seeing nature to boost our wellbeing.

Neville James-Davies

Lindy and her home-made lemon curd made with lemons from her garden


At Home Together

Looking at the group’s topics, by far the most popular thing we are doing at the moment is cooking and baking.

Vicki McLeod

Sa Pobla potatoes

Food & Fosh

New potatoes during these strange days

I find crisp, baby like, new potatoes with thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture hard to resist.

Marc Fosh

Edition of 28 March 2020