News of the day 23 April 2020
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Parc natural de Mondragó.


Good morning from Majorca

Warm and sunny in Majorca on Thursday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Jordi Cerdó, President of the Federation of Vacation Homes.


More complaints about coronavirus travel restrictions

Holiday home owners complain that renters will not be allowed to travel to the Balearic Islands this summer.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Several people detained for breaching State of Emergency.


Arrested for breaking the coronavirus lockdown

Several people arrested in Majorca for breaking the coronavirus State of Emergency.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Government clarifies lockdown regulations for children.


Restrictions clarified for kids during lockdown

The Government clarifies the restrictions for children during lockdown in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

4 more Covid-19 fatalities confirmed in the Balearic Islands.


Covid-19 deaths and infections continue to see-saw

More coronavirus deaths confirmed in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Healthcare workers


Ministry of Health confirms national coronavirus figures

440 coronavirus deaths confirmed in Spain in the last 24 hours.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Kids can go out to play from this Sunday.


Children will be allowed to go out and play from Sunday

Children will be allowed to go out and play from this Sunday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson


Tom Hanks sends typewriter to bullied Australian boy named Corona

Corona De Vries, an eight-year-old from the Gold Coast in Queensland state wrote to the Hollywood star.


Tourism in Mallorca


European tourism scrambles to salvage summer as lockdowns ease

Global travel to fall 39% this year - tourism consultancy.


Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS plane takes off


Ryanair must be clearer about full ticket price - EU court

Ryanair took the matter to court, prompting Italy's Council of State to ask the CJEU whether the price elements needed to be included.


Staff at the Mateu Orfila Hospital.


Minorca has just eighteen "active" coronavirus cases

The number of active cases is the lowest for a month.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The British ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott.


British ambassador: A period of caution and then tourists will return

"People will continue to take holidays, and the preferred place for British tourists is Spain."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Matias beach in Magalluf


Spanish hotels see 66% visitor slump in March amid epidemic

Hotels were ordered to gradually shut down form March 19 until complete closure on March 26.


Some second homes are luxury homes; but there are travel restrictions.

State of alarm

Real estate association distances itself from "minority"

The association of leading agencies does not agree with criticisms from a "minority" of second home owners.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Renata Gocha, when going to court last year.


Drunk driver sentence is upheld

Renata Gocha received a sentence of four years and nine months for the death of Paula Fornés.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Healthcare Professionals at Hospital del Henares, Madrid.


Nurses take legal action against Sánchez & Illa

Nurses claim Spanish Prime Minister and Health Minister are responsible for deaths of Healthcare Professionals killed by Covid-19.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Post-Covid, should tourism have less weight in the economy?

The Blog

The Post-Covid Economy

Biel Company of the PP in the Balearics has suggested that "tourismphobia has found a perfect ally in coronavirus".

Andrew Ede


Easing restrictions

“It is time that the government came clean gave us a timetable....”

Jason Moore


More apologies

Apologies from the government are not going to wash I am afraid.

Humphrey Carter


Letters to the Editor

A readers sends a letter about the Germans with holiday homes on the island.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday / Lifestyle

Food & Wine

Palo: a drink for lockdown

The production of palo as we know it today started in Sencelles in the second half of the 19th century.

Andrew Valente

Listening to our children moaning that they are bored, we can challenge them to reflect using the three basic skills, perhaps they will find a solution for themselves that will enable them and us all to thrive in these challenging circumstances.

Practical Parenting

Lockdown - Thriving or Surviving?

Maybe that’s a rub in the lockdown – we are all being curtailed. Things we loved to do are not possible, exercising outdoors, enjoying the sun on a beach, running in parks with the kids.

Julie Waller & Barbora Sollerova

Kohlrabi Salad with Avocado & Strawberry


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

The star of the show is a vegetable that is not that well appreciated but is very crisp and healthy.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Bruneel Family

Majorca Mallorca

Unsung Heroes

There are some other heroes that we should also be acknowledging, our kids.

Vicki McLeod

Giovanni Boccaccio


London and Majorca in Boccaccio's Decameron

A set of short stories about social life in the fourteenth century, the book's title means ten days in Greek.

Miguel Ferrá i Martorell

Edition of 23 April 2020