News of the day 4 April 2020
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Paseo Mallorca, Palma


Good morning from Majorca

Majorca will be warm and sunny all weekend.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Diving masks on the donation shelves at Son Llàtzer Hospital.


Diving masks may be used to fight Covid-19

Son Llàtzer Hospital is checking whether Decathlon diving masks are suitable for coronavirus patients.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Emaya Cleaners entertain those under lockdown in Palma.


Emaya workers entertain those under lockdown

Emaya workers entertain those under lockdown, singing and dancing in the streets of Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus receding in the Balearic Islands.


Covid-19 is ending in the Balearic Islands

Medical experts say the coronavirus is petering out in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Supercock helping in Pollensa

Northern Spotlight

Pollensa's "Supercock"

The Santa Margalida spring fair is taking place under the hashtag #SAFIRAacasa, things got under way yesterday and continue today and tomorrow.

Andrew Ede

Shipping companies struggling during State of Emergency.


Coronavirus could sink shipping companies

The coronavirus crisis is making it hard for Balearic Shipping companies to stay afloat.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Catamaran crew sanction for docking without permission.


Catamaran crew sanctioned

Catamaran crew sanctioned for docking without permission.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Significant reduction in Covid-19 deaths and infections in Majorca


Reasons to be cheerful

Vast improvement in coronavirus figures on Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A slump in car sales.


Minorca car dealers fearing the impact of the crisis

New registrations of cars in March fell by 70%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

90-year-old coronavirus patient gets standing ovation.


Standing ovation for 90-year-old Grandfather

ICU staff give 90-year-old coronavirus survivor a standing ovation as he's discharged. Watch the video here.

Councillor Antoni Noguera.


Palma preparing aid for businesses

There has been town hall aid for residents associations but not for businesses.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New hygiene and security measures at Mercadona.


All change again at Mercadona

Mercadona increases security and hygiene measures to prevent coronavirus contagion.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sánchez at a meeting on Saturday.


State of alarm to be extended

The state of alarm extension needs the backing of Congress.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Yolanda Díaz, Spain's employment minister.


Recoverable leave, reproduction number: the week in Majorca

The crisis was introducing us to new concepts; the Balearic government spoke about a reboot without much boot; and the residents of Son Banya manned the barricades.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Fun for children

“I think it is an excellent idea for the police to entertain lockdown children...”

Jason Moore


Why was the UK not ready?

Virus outbreaks are not new, each one is different, but why was the UK not ready?

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Puerto Pollensa

Letters to the Editor

Puerto Pollensa

A reader sends a message of love and support.

MDB readers

Brady border collie can't wait to roll on a green lawn..

Lockdown at Home

Croquet Anyone?

Having already spent a happy half hour on the tractor last week ‘preparing’ his chosen area for said croquet lawn, I sat under cover from the rain yesterday watching him dig out some of the regrown weeds.

Caroline Fuller

My new book!

Wild Majorca

Some things are worth the wait

This is the most accurate, up to date and comprehensive book that has been written for Majorca, and comprises all of my local knowledge and a selection of my bird and habitat photographs.

Neville James-Davies

American singer and song writer Chris Mann

My Column

A song and dance about humanity

We need solidarity, kindness and humour like never before. There ain’t no room for irritation or froideur.

Anna Nicholas

Leave people to their activities


At Home Together

Many of us are living in less than ideal situations and we have to try to make the best of it.

Vicki McLeod

Edition of 4 April 2020