News of the day 8 April 2020
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Weather

Good morning from Majorca

Wall-to-Wall sunshine forecast for Majorca on Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Retail

Minorca's small retailers calling for financial support

The Ascome association wants a suspension of tax payments.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tested for Covid-19

News

Only 1.2% tested for Covid-19

Only 1.2% of Balearic residents have been tested for coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Construction

Call for construction workers to be tested for coronavirus

Minorca's construction sector is wanting workers to be tested.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

State of alarm

Some return to normal life after 26 April

Data will determine different scenarios for a gradual return to normality.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Soller likely to cancel the Fira & Firó Festival.

Entertainment

Soller undecided about Festival celebrations

Soller may cancel the Fira and Firó celebrations because of the coronavirus restrictions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment

Clear water in Palma

The clarity of the water is due to the greatly reduced number of boats and ships.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Travel Agencies filing ERTEs in the Balearic Islands.

News

Travel Agencies going bust because of Covid-19

An avalanche of bankruptcies expected in the Tourism Sector in Majorca because of the coronavirus crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

5 more coronavirus deaths in the Balearic Islands.

News

Coronavirus infections decrease again

5 coronavirus deaths and 43 new infections in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

State of alarm

When will it be possible to visit relatives?

Some hypotheses based on age groups are being made regarding the gradual lifting of the confinement.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Easter treats are traditional in Majorca.

Food

Easter Monkeys not Eggs?

Easter treats are more famous than Easter eggs in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Palma town hall eliminates this year's terrace tax

A second package of measures announced by Palma town hall.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Number of coronavirus infections in the Balearics more like 7,000

It is likely that over 5,000 people have developed no symptoms or have mild symptoms.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bars and restaurants

Restaurant sector feeling "abandoned" by Palma town hall

Restaurants want more help than just an elimination of the terrace tax.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Coronavirus

UK's Johnson 'improving' as he fights COVID-19 in intensive care

Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital on Sunday evening with a persistent high temperature and cough and was transferred to intensive care on Monday.

Reuters

People wearing protective face masks pray in front of the coffin of a person who died of coronavirus disease

Coronavirus

Spain's coronavirus deaths pass 14,600, but real toll may be bigger

“There are no good numbers when it comes to deaths ... (but) we are now in the slowdown phase,” Health Minister Salvador Illa said.

Reuters

State of alarm

Arrested in Palma for "taking the sun"

There were nine arrests in Majorca for disobeying the confinement measures.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Lockdown

“The cost of the lockdown for the local economy will be enormous...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Don’t drop your guard

Palma appears to be showing signs of life again, please don’t be fooled.

Humphrey Carter

Industrious ants

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

A reader responds to our article ´Croquet Anyone?´

MDB Reader

Holiday / Lifestyle
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Education

Looking forward to summer - A Change for the Good

A good educational camp is a marvelous way to keep brains active and develop other life skills.

Julie Holdsworth

Learn English with the MDB - Class 18

Education

English lessons with the MDB for Spanish students

Amanda Jeffrey presents a short video to help Spanish students with their English.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Yellow Split Pea Soup

Food

Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Delicious, heary home made soup is the order of the day.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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