News of the day 6 April 2020
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Construction

Winter construction work in Minorca could dry up

So much of Minorca's economy relies on the hospitality sector.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Nadia Calviño, Third Vice President & Minister of Economic Affairs & Digital Transformation

News

Fewer Covid-19 restrictions after Easter?

The Government will decide this week if it's time to lift some of the Covid-19 restrictions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

CAEB calls for suspension of taxes.

Economy

Suspend Taxes to save businesses

CAEB demands that taxes be suspended to save businesses.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Blue skies with a few wispy clouds

Weather

Good morning from Majorca

A lovely sunny day with a gentle breeze.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A pangolin reportedly caused the coronavirus pandemic.

Health

Is human behaviour to blame for Covid-19?

Could changing human behaviour reduce the risk of pandemics in the future?

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Patrícia Gómez, Health Minister says coronavirus data is positive.

News

What the Health Minister says about Covid-19

The Health Minister, Patrícia Gómez says she is confident that the gradual decrease in the number of cases of coronavirus provides hope for the future.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus numbers continue to fall in the Balearics.

News

Coronavirus figures continue to slide

Coronavirus deaths and infections continue to move in the right direction.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

"Express" tests for coronavirus in Minorca

There are test facilities at two health centres.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Supermarkets will close on some days at Easter.

Food

Supermarket Opening Hours at Easter

Supermarkets will close for 3 days during Easter Week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafael Nadal

Coronavirus

Rafael Nadal urges fans to 'stay active' while self-quarantining

Nadal has been active on social media updating his fans about how has he been spending time during the quarantine.

Agency

Majorcan bakers make empanadas for Easter.

Food

Stuff Your Face At Easter

Most Majorcans eat empanadas at Easter

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Felipe VI of Spain & Queen Letizia

Entertainment

Spanish Royals learn all about addiction

King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia, find out all about the work being carried out by Projecte Home Balears.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Gloves may increase the risk of coronavirus infection

Health

Wave your gloves goodbye

Wearing gloves all the time could increase the risk of coronavirus infection.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Staggered reactivation of non-essential activities after Easter

There can be reactivation of some sectors, "but not relaxation".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Taxation

Playa de Palma hoteliers demanding tax exemptions

"It doesn't make sense to tax us when all our hotels are closed."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Arrested after setting fire to himself

A case of domestic violence; he had burned his hands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Arrested for walking a dog ... without a dog

The man was walking along Can Pere Antoni beach in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

British actress Honor Blackman

Entertainment

"James Bond" actress Honor Blackman dies

The British actress was 94 years old.

Agency

Transport

The number of cars in Puigpunyent exceeds the Balearics average

Puigpunyent town hall is developing a plan for sustainable mobility.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister

News

British PM in Intensive Care

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been admitted to Intensive Care.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Santiago Abascal.

The week that was

Crisis and politicians' pay

The situation at present is "exceptional" and it demands "exceptional and collective decisions".

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Learn English with the MDB - Class 16

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

Photo credit Billie Media

Community

Getting hitched in Majorca

Over the last decade the wedding industry on the island has blossomed and bloomed into a serious contributor to the local economy.

Vicki McLeod

Rosemary

Gardening

Gardening in Majorca

I would like to point out that many of these wild flowers and shrubs would not exactly be encouraged into a garden whether it’s a wild natural garden or not.

Dorothy Loeffler

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with Harissa & Saffron Couscous

Food & Fosh

Back to basics

We will still be here on the other side of this pandemic, looking forward to welcoming everybody back with generosity, a warm reception and a big smile.

Marc Fosh

Working from home during lockdown

Lockdown at Home

‘Life in Lockdown’ Series 2

With this ‘can do’ attitude and our team spirit, an endless number of activities and proposals are being created with more focus on our students’ well-being.

Margaret Morris and Rebeca Garcia Bello

Streets of Soller in lockdown

Humans of Majorca

Humans of Majorca begin to make plans

Fewer people allowed in their establishments with little money to actually spend. What a difficult business model to contemplate.

Shirley Roberts

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