News of the day 2 April 2020
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Stormy weather in Majorca on Thursday

Weather

Good morning from Majorca

Stormy weather forecast for Majorca on Thursday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Balearics tourism losses put at 6,000 million euros

The loss of tourism GDP in the Balearics will be the highest in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Funeral companies to refund charges for protective materials.

News

Funeral companies to refund extra charges

Funeral companies will refund extra charges made during State of Emergency.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus triggers unemployment

News

Coronavirus triggers unemployment

The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive unemployment in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

False passports, mobile phones, stolen watch, two helmets and cash found at Playa de Palma hotel.

News

Rolex Gang thieves deported for stealing a watch

Two members of the so-called Rolex gang have been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A healthcare worker wearing a protective face mask and suit transports a patient

Coronavirus

As Spain battles virus, medics' unions hit out

“Italy was 10 days ahead of us, which should have allowed us to see where things could be heading.”

Reuters

Bakers delivering Easter cakes and pastries

Food

Easter goodies

Traditional and typical Majorcan pastries for Easter.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A 'We will return!' sign in the window of a car dealership in Valladolid.

News

New coronavirus restrictions pay off

New restrictions on non-essential workers show positive results.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Another 7 coronavirus deaths in the Balearic Islands

News

Another 7 dead from coronavirus in the Balearic Islands

Another 7 dead in the Balearic Islands from coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Infrastructure

Cala Ratjada repair work continuing

The work in Cala Ratjada and Cala Gat is allowed to continue.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Patient being taken in to hospital

Coronavirus

Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000 after another record daily toll

Over 6,000 people were in intensive care, the data showed.

Reuters

Isolation area of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Clinica Rotger.

News

Coronavirus births at Clinica Rotger

2 women who tested positive for coronavirus have given birth in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Foreign tourism in the Balearics in February increased slightly

With certain exceptions, Spain's tourism in February was not affected by the crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spiderman saluda a los niños en Mallorca

Entertainment

Spiderman surprises kids in Majorca

Kids in Andratx get a surprise visitor.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fined for breaking confinement rules and making nazi salute in Palma.

News

Fined for breaking the restrictions & making Nazi Salutes

A man is fined for breaking the coronavirus restrictions & making Nazi Salutes in the streets of Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Society

Over 100,000 single households in the Balearics

A large number of people are obviously facing the confinement alone.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

State of emergency

Seven arrests in Palma for disobeying confinement measures

In most cases the arrests were for repeated breaches of the measures.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Taxation

Extension to Palma tax payments period

The period for certain direct debit payments has been altered.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

World Autism Awareness Day

News

World Autism Day

Majorca pays tribute to World Autism Day

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Government developing a "reboot plan" for the Balearics

The government is considering different scenarios for "de-confinement".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Battle of the tourist industry

"The tourist industry must be prepared to react as soon as the crisis comes to an end"

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Patience is a virtue

Tensions are starting to fray, the Spanish government needs to tread carefully.

Humphrey Carter

Golden Date Pudding

Out and About

I’m Going Back to Bread

Drizzle with a little more golden syrup/honey and serve with lashings of creamy custard. Then do 36 deep thigh squats (not compulsory).

Peter Clover

Holiday / Lifestyle
Learn English with the MDB - Class 14

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

Encouraging imagination in our children during the lockdown

Practical Parenting

Imagine! “Imagine all the people, Living life in peace” (Lennon)

Our brains do not actually know the difference between reality and an imagined state.

Julie Waller & Barbora Sollerova

Hot Cross Buns

Food & Wine

DIY for the best hot cross buns

Hot cross buns are such a simple bake that even complete pastry novices can get satisfactory results.

Andrew Valente

CHICKPEAS, HOW TO COOK THEM AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM

Food

Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Join Jeff at home preparing a variety of dishes with chickpeas.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mise White, Ayurvedic Coach

Community

At Home Together

Ayurvedic medicine relies a lot on the medicinal properties of food.

Vicki McLeod

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