News of the day 25 April 2020
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Serra de Tramuntana from Consell.


Good morning from Majorca

Cloudy, wet and windy across Majorca on Saturday. You can view the weather across the island with our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Thoughts now turning to restarting activity.

State of alarm

Council of Minorca planning for the lifting of confinement

The Council wants caution to be applied to the opening of the airport and ports.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday rentals are an important segment of Minorca's tourism.


Holiday rentals at an advantage for Minorca tourism this year

Holiday rentals offer safe accommodation with social distancing.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Government is considering de-escalation measures.


De-escalation plans in the works

Government consults sectoral groups to find a way to de-escalate the coronavirus lockdown.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

El Corte Inglés, which has experienced increased online demand.


Supermarket online sales increase by five times

Supermarkets experienced greatly increased demand, but they will be affected by the absence of tourism.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

People wait up to four hours for a coronavirus test at the Gotham Health Centre in the Bronx.


Global coronavirus fatalites about to top 200,000

The number of coronavirus deaths worldwide about to top 200,000.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Children's playgrounds can't be used.

State of alarm

Greater control of playgrounds in Palma

Children's playgrounds remain off limits.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

La Victoria, Alcudia

Northern Spotlight

Town hall harmony and disharmony

Will gatherings of folk for fiestas be permitted by late June? One might hope so, but it seems pretty unlikely.

Andrew Ede

Police arrest a member of the 'Los Pelúos' clan for allegedly growing marijuana.


Alleged drug dealer busted

Member of the 'Los Pelúos' gypsy clan arrested for allegedly growing marijuana in a Palma apartment.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Such proximity is unlikely to be allowed for the foreseeable future.

Bars and restaurants

Restaurants looking at establishing health quality certificates

A Covid-19 certificate of quality would need to be backed with full guarantees of employee and customer health.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

2 more coronavirus deaths confirmed in the Balearic Islands.


Two more coronavirus deaths in the Balearics

29 new Covid-19 infections confirmed in the Balearic Islands on Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

WHO warns against Health Passports.


Being infected by Covid-19 may not make you immune

The World Health Organisation says there's no evidence to support claims that those infected with Covid-19 cannot be re-infected.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma City Council allows kids to go to the beach and the park.


More leniency for kids in Palma

Palma City Council allows children to go to the beach, the park and open green areas with their parents.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Carlota and Jimena were getting ready to be able to go out again.


Letters to a president: the week in Majorca

President Armengol was in receipt of a number of letters; "health corridor" was the latest virus buzz term; and parents were frantically calculating one kilometre distances.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Protected for treating coronavirus patients.


"It was like a war zone": on the Covid front line in Madrid

Interview with Lucía Sesma Ventura, who has been treating Covid-19 patients from the very start in the epicentre of Spain's pandemic

Humphrey Carter

Prime Minister Sánchez speaking on Saturday evening.

State of alarm

Sánchez: Going out to exercise to be permitted from 2 May

The government's de-escalation plan will be presented on Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Hoping for hope

“At this moment there is cause for optimisim, let us hope that we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel...”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
Digging one of four holes for the experiment

The Good Life

After the rain

The bugs and grubs wriggle through the plants and grasses and I resume my war with slugs and snails.

Caroline Fuller

Gordon Ramsay

My Column

I’m a celebrity, get me out of here!

I haven’t watched television for many years now so am spared a lot of unctuous mewling from these spoilt, out of touch oafs on popular talk shows and breakfast time programmes.

Anna Nicholas

Spanish Scrambled Eggs


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

The Spaniards normally only eat eggs for lunch or dinner.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Castle de Santuri

Wild Majorca

The Conquest of Paradise

Copies of my new book Birdwatching on Majorca are available for sale. Please email for more details.

Neville James-Davies

It was World Book Day this week.

Majorca Mallorca

Lockdown - Happy Christmas!

One of the things I think I will introduce into the group over the coming weeks are some easy workshops for businesses to learn to market themselves better.

Vicki McLeod

Edition of 25 April 2020