News of the day 3 April 2020
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A sunny Friday in Palma


Good morning from Majorca

It's sunny but windy in Majorca on Friday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Javier Arranz, Regional Committee for Infectious Diseases.


60% of the Balearic population will contract Covid-19

60% of the population of the Balearic Islands will be infected by coronavirus by the time the pandemic is over.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Home delivery keeping market traders afloat

Home delivery is keeping Palma's market traders afloat.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Drastic reduction in the number of trains and buses in Majorca.


Drastic reduction in frequency of trains and buses

Drastic reduction in the number of buses and trains in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

When will the season start?

The week in Tourism

July or September or ... ?

No one can genuinely know when the tourism season will start; if it will start.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearic death toll rises to 69


Balearic coronavirus death toll soars to 69

12 more people have died from coronavirus in the Balearics, taking the total number of fatalities to 69.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

An empty Ciutadella.


Minorca unemployment increases ten per cent in a month

There hasn't been this sort of increase in unemployment since 2008.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Staff at the entrance to the home in Ciutadella.


Twenty residents of Ciutadella home for the elderly in isolation

A worker at the home has tested positive for the virus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mirador Hotel offers rooms to Healthcare Workers in Majorca.


Healthcare Personnel offered hotel rooms

Healthcare Workers offered hotel rooms in Majorca and Ibiza during the State of Emergency.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Mateu Orfila Hospital in Mahon.


Fourth coronavirus death in Minorca

A 77-year-old man is the fourth person to die in Minorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish Animation Exhibition postponed because of Covid-19


Majorcan Walt Disney Exhibition postponed

Majorcan Walt Disney Exhibition postponed until September because of coronavirus crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorca Mayors demand coronavirus infection details.


Mayors demand coronavirus figures

Majorcan Mayors demand to know how many people are infected with coronavirus in their municipalities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Google Global Mobility Report


Google shows global mobility in real time

A Statistical Report published by Google on Friday shows how the coronavirus crisis is affecting global mobility.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Calvia City Council helps the vulnerable during Covid-19 lockdown.


Helping the vulnerable during the Covid-19 lockdown

Calvia City Council pulls out all the stops to make sure the vulnerable are taken care of during the coronavirus crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Salvador Illa, Health Minister


Are the coronavirus restrictions being relaxed?

Will the coronavirus restrictions in Spain be relaxed soon?

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

See You Soon Mallorca Campaign


Launch of the second phase of #SeeYouSoonMallorca

The second video bears the slogan "We cannot travel, but we can dream".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Supplies from China being distributed by IMAS in Majorca.


IMAS distributing protective clothing & supplies

IMAS distributing protective clothing & supplies in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

While the number in the Balearics is below one, it isn't in most of Spain.


Balearics one of the regions closest to control of the virus

The basic reproduction number of the virus in the Balearics is below one.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A warm March in the Balearics.


Third warmest March in the Balearics

The third warmest March behind 2001 and 2017.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

There have been 68 cases in all in Minorca.


Minorca coronavirus cases slowing

Two new cases reported on Friday; there were none on Thursday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Work suspended in Ciutadella.


Minorca building companies wanting to work in the summer

Work would not normally be permitted during the main tourism season.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sánchez, who may be seeking an extension to the state of alarm.


State of alarm may be extended by two weeks

Prime Minister Sánchez will make an announcement on Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment



"I miss that sense of freedom of being able to wander out to the bar..."

Jason Moore

The National Statistics Institute, which is housed in a glassy-looking edifice on the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid

The Blog

When Statistics Blow Up

As one statistical door closes - that of tourism, for example - another opens.

Andrew Ede


Spain's political illness

Spain's political parties are starting to take chunks out of each other, now's not the time.

Humphrey Carter

The days of a bulging wallet are long gone

Frank Talking

Money makes the world go around - Money, money, money!

Are we starting to see the end of - cash, brass, spondoolics, wonga, wedge, folding stuff - et-al?

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
Learn English with the MDB - Class 15


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

Underwater beach clean

Nautical Notes

Save the Med makes free educational resources available online for everyone

Tonight, Friday 3/4 at 7PM, marine scientist and member of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group Biel Morey will talk about sharks!

Save the Med

Cranberry Apple Sauce


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Have a look at what Jeff's is cooking today.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter



At Home Together

Children will rarely communicate how they are feeling, but will often make a bid for attention and communication through play.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A student takes classes online with his companions using the Zoom APP at home

The Doctor is Calling

Tips to Stay Healthy During Isolation and Quarantine

The sacrifice you make today by following the government instruction on staying at home is saving lives.

Dr Jonathan O'Keeffe

When Dominican Republic life was free and easy

Lockdown at Home

The C Word

As luck would have it, a Bulgarian lady accepted wads of cash in three different currencies in return for the last two seats on her flight now boarding for Madrid.

Sarah Forge

Edition of 3 April 2020