News of the day 18 April 2020
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More people seeking help from charities.


Increasing number struggling to cope financially

Increasing number of people struggling to cope financially during the coronavirus State of Emergency.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Overcast, wet and windy in Majorca on Saturday


Good morning from Majorca

Overcast, wet and windy in Majorca on Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

ER visits plummet over fears of contracting coronavirus.


ER visits drop by nearly 50% over Covid-19 fears

Dramatic decline in ER visits because people are scared they'll be infected with coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Finance minister María Jesús Montero, "extraordinarily safe".


When zero doesn't mean zero: the week in Majorca

We were rather confused by "zero transmission"; the tourism words of the week were "extraordinarily safe" and "very moderate"; and there was no hurry to reopen schools.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

148 coronavirus deaths in Majorca since the pandemic began.


Another 14 coronavirus deaths on Saturday

14 coronavirus deaths reported in the Balearic Islands on Saturday but some were from previous days.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Presentation of the tablet to the care home for the elderly in Pollensa

Northern Spotlight

A disinfection fuss about nothing

Certain citizens complained on social media that the disinfection efforts were being given greater importance than local heritage.

Andrew Ede

US President Donald Trump and Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue.


Over 800,000 coronavirus infections in the US

38,000 patients have died from Covid-19 in the United States.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Vía Cintura after the coronavirus lockdown in Palma.


Traffic almost non-existent during coronavirus lockdown

Truckers are complaining that they've missed boats to the Peninsula because of delays at the Guardia Civil checkpoints.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Yacht Express, which arrived in Palma earlier this month,


Luxury yacht cargo ships still arriving in Palma

Four ships carrying yachts have arrived in Palma this month.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Noise and security checked at building sites in Palma


Construction sites monitored by Police

Police are clamping down on the Construction Industry in Palma to make sure workers are protected against Covid-19.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Inca's parks and gardens department has been working this week.

Town halls

Town halls reorganising services

Town halls are adopting different approaches, with certain services being reinforced.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Central Government considering allowing minors to go outside.


Should children be allowed outside?

The Spanish Central Government will decide this week whether children should be allowed to go outside for a limited time with supervision.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Minorca restaurants hopeful of activity by August.


Minorca restaurants looking at an August start

Once establishments can reopen, there will be practical issues to consider.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sánchez speaking on Saturday evening.

State of alarm

Sánchez announces intention to extend state of alarm

The confinement of children will be lifted on 27 April.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Katharina Pass

Majorca Mallorca

Staying Fit In Lockdown Pt 5

You can do free online fitness and wellness classes with all of these generous people during the period of quarantine.

Vicki McLeod

Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Even when it comes to baking, don't be afraid to experiment.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Captain Tom Moore

My Column

Walking the walk

At subliminal level, the public is reverting to caveman mode, unconsciously thinking of survival and how best to cope in a world of uncertainty.

Anna Nicholas

The Mirador

Wild Majorca

Migrants and memories

Around Majorca, a group of twelve bird watchers are scanning the skies and countryside for birds as best as they can with the limited movement, and they are messaging each other with what they have seen.

Neville James-Davies


The Good Life


It being the first year it takes time to get to know a new garden; I shall not make the same mistake twice.

Caroline Fuller

Edition of 18 April 2020