News of the day 1 April 2020
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Majorca weather

Weather

Good morning from Majorca

April showers forecast for Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Agriculture

Financial support for local producers of fresh meat

Consumers will pay lower prices for lamb, suckling pig and kid.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Balearics register one of the largest falls in traffic

The volume of traffic has obviously decreased significantly.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorca ready to welcome coronavirus patients from the Peninsula.

News

Welcome to Majorca

Balearics says Covid-19 patients from other municipalities are welcome to come to the islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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Economy

Palma under lockdown

Very few stores remain open in Palma during the coronavirus lockdown.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Highest coronavirus death toll in one day in the Balearics.

News

Highest death toll in one day

8 people died from coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest death toll in one day in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A woman wearing a protective face mask crosses a deserted street

Coronavirus

Spain reports more than 100,000 coronavirus cases, new daily death toll record

Overall fatalities caused by the disease rose to 9,053.

Reuters

Miró Foundation offers free art projects online.

Entertainment

Art for Art's Sake

Palma's Miró Foundation launches online Art Projects for children during the coronavirus lockdown.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Supermarket prices stable during coronavirus lockdown.

News

Food prices stable during coronavirus lockdown

Food prices have remained stable during the coronavirus lockdown in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sample collection in Ibiza to detect coronavirus.

News

Downward trend in coronavirus infections

Downward trend of new cases of coronavirus continues in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Alleged Magalluf robbers caught on cctv.

Crime

Magalluf Arrests

Alleged robbers arrested in Magalluf.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Palacio convention centre could become a field hospital

The Palacio de Congresos and the hotel would provide a single site for patients with mild and more serious symptoms.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Online fraud alert issued by National Police.

Crime

Internet fraud rampant during lockdown

Police issue an alert about scammers pretending to be from Amazon.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Spanish flag flutters at half mast at Madrid’s City Hall

Gender violence

Calls to Spain's gender violence helpline rise sharply during lockdown

Spain is among the countries worst affected by the pandemic, with 9,053 deaths as of Wednesday.

Reuters

Climate change

Tourists willing to pay to save a metre of beach

University researchers carried out a study of tourists' willingness to pay.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment

Fifty per cent improvement in Balearics air quality

Air quality in Majorca is now defined as being "excellent".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Son Servera speed radars for improving road safety

The radars are to advise drivers about their speed, not fine them.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Weather

Hailstorm hits Sa Pobla

Muro was also affected by a localised hailstorm.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Medical staff at La Paz Hospital carry the 20 pizzas being delivered as part of the Food4Heroes

State of emergency

Feeding Spain's 'hero' medics for free, caterers and couriers team up

With Spain’s bars and restaurants all closed to customers due to the lockdown, Food4Heroes has drawn support from many famous brands.

Reuters

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Help for business

"Governments need to act now to help small businesses in this difficult time.."

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

The social virus

For the first time ever the world is in lockdown but social media is a game changer.

Humphrey Carter

The shelves remain empty as people panic buy

Confidential

Stuck in here with you - and you, and...

Are you getting on each other’s nerves as you try to sit-out Covid-19?

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
Roast lamb

Food for thought

Easter in an urban desert

Majorcans are particularly fond of lamb and you find it in all kinds of local recipes.

Andrew Valente

Ultima Hora spoof story

Education

Words and more...

Most of today’s youngsters, enrapt in video games and the social networks, have never even heard of this ancient custom.

Andrew Valente

Learn English with the MDB - Class 13

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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Education

Let's not put a stop to education - A student's view point

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Julie Holdsworth

Kombucha Ramon

Food

Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

The first batch came out fantastic. So I kept making more and more until we were producing batches of 100 litres.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mask process

Community

At Home Together

In the “Majorca, Mallorca, At Home Together” group there has been plenty of mask making activity going on with local resident Ann Calverley leading the charge.

Vicki McLeod

Sport / Other Sports
Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2018

Tennis

Wimbledon cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic

The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.

Reuters

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Tennis

Suspension across ATP Tour and ATP Challenger Tour events

The suspension covers the entirety of the ATP/WTA European grass court season including the Mallorca Championships which was to be played 20 to 27 June.

ATP press release

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