News of the day 30 March 2020
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Non-essential employees told to stay at home.

News

Decree gives workers 1 day to tie up loose ends

New decree gives non-essential workers 1 day to clear their desks.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A cloudy with some showers

Weather

Good morning from Majorca

Mainly overcast across the whole island today.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Extra security at Palma Airport.

News

Ring of Steel At Palma Airport

New, tougher restrictions introduced at Son Sant Joan Airport to stop Covid-19.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

All Easyjet planes grounded.

News

Easyjet grounds entire fleet

Easyjet grounds all planes due to lack of demand amid coronavirus restrictions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

36 coronavirus fatalities in Balearic Islands.

News

Coronavirus death toll rises in the Balearics

3 more coronavirus deaths in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Employment

Temporary workers hardest hit by the crisis

Temporary contracts for the season normally start in May.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Former Spanish PM, José María Aznar & wife Ana Botella.

News

"Irresponsible and Selfish"

New York Times calls former Spanish Prime Minister irresponsible and selfish.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Son Banya residents bar entrance to drugs customers

Son Banya, the 'drugs supermarket', is closed for business.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Extraordinary Cabinet Meeting press conference

Coronavirus

Spain's health emergency chief Fernando Simon has coronavirus

The trend in daily infections had changed since the introduction of lockdown measures.

Reuters

Wintry weather forecast in Majorca.

Weather

Temperatures are about to plummet

Majorca will be cold, wet and windy for the rest of the week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Animal welfare

Concern at growth in Palma's cat population

The Son Reus animal centre normally sterilises up to twenty cats a week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Cargo plane with medical supplies arrives in Palma

The Balearic government has placed its own direct orders for supplies from China.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Healthcare workers wearing protective face masks

Coronavirus

Spanish coronavirus cases overtake China

An overnight death toll of 812 people brought total fatalities in Spain to 7,340.

Reuters

EFM operatives wear protective suits to treat coronavirus corpses.

News

Over my dead body

Government slaps a ban on price hikes for funerals during the coronavirus lockdown in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Javier Arranz, Management Committee for Infectious Diseases

News

High hopes for less coronavirus cases this week

Doctors are hopeful that there will be fewer coronavirus diagnosis this week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish PM, Pedro Sánchez & Coronavirus Technical Management Committee at the Palacio de la Moncloa on Tuesday.

News

"Everything Is Under Control"

The Government says the Health crisis caused by coronavirus is now under control.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Jonquils

Gardening

Gardening in Majorca

Majorca is full of lovely wild flowers and we see fields full of them filling the whole area with colour.

Dorothy Loeffler

Nick Mead

Humans of Majorca

Letter from California from a Human of Majorca

LA has changed — people are actually nicer, when you do see the occasional human while keeping a wide berth walking the dog, people are nicer, friendlier, parting words are always “Be safe”.

Shirley Roberts

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Lockdown at Home

'Life in Lockdown' Series: A time to reflect and a time to connect

After some very comforting words from our teachers and a deep breath of fresh air I realised that, going forwards, my 'prison school' was going to be more fun, more light hearted, less rigid and more about meeting my needs too.

Margaret Morris and Sarah Simidian

Learn English with the MDB

Education

English lessons with the MDB for Spanish students

Amanda Jeffrey presents a short video to help Spanish students with their pronunciation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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Lifestyle

A Family Tree for Humanity

For the best results, try to go six generations back.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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