News of the day 29 April 2020
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Good morning from Majorca

Warm and sunny in Majorca on Wednesday. Sa Pobla had the highest temperature today with 25.3!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Formentera will begin de-escalation from May 4.


Staggered de-escalation in the Balearic Islands

Formentera will begin de-escalation on May 4.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Llàtzer Hospital ICU is being disinfected.


Son Llàtzer Hospital disinfects ICU

Son Llàtzer disinfects ICU so that non-Covid-19 patients can be admitted.

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A Spanish flag with a black ribbon hangs from a balcony during lockdown

State of Alarm

From hairdressers to beaches - Spain's plan to phase out lockdown

Key points of the phasing out of lockdown plan, which will vary from province to province.


Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds


Boris Johnson has 'healthy baby boy' with fiancée Carrie Symonds

The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team.


Son Sant Joan Airport, where traffic is at an absolute minimum.


Palma airport forecasting a loss of 22 million passengers this year

There is an estimated total of 7.7 million passengers for the whole year; roughly a quarter of 2019's total.

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Irishman dies in Magalluf fall.


Irishman falls and dies in Majorca

Irishman dies after falling from 5th floor of a building in Magalluf.

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


4 Covid-19 fatalies confirmed on Wednesday

1,196 patients discharged from hospital after beating Covid-19.

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24,275 coronavirus deaths in Spain since pandemic began.


6,400 coronavirus patients have been discharged

Ministry of Health confirmed 2,144 new coronavirus infections in Spain on Wednesday.

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Biniagual Vineyard, Binissalem.


Majorca vineyard forced to close

Biniagual Vineyard in Binissalem claims that lack of Government aid is forcing it to shut down.

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Police confiscate 1,000 ecstasy pills in Manacor.


The agony and the ecstasy

2 men arrested in Manacor for alleged drug dealing.

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Playa de Palma - as it was.


Playa de Palma - a "pilot" resort for returning tourism?

The hoteliers association suggests that Playa de Palma has all the "essential conditions".

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Mayor Rodríguez during a videoconference with party representatives.

Town halls

Calvia political agreement for economic recovery

There has been work on agreement for a recovery plan in recent weeks.

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Increasing terrace size is being contemplated on health grounds.

Bars and restaurants

Palma residents federation against terrace increases

The federation believes that requests to increase terraces are "absurd" and "selfish".

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No new ICU admissions for 7 consecutive days.


Less than 500 active Covid-19 cases

Positive Covid-19 cases drop below 500 for the first time since March 23.

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Tourism in Mallorca


Spain foreign tourism update

Implementation will vary from province to province.

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Francina Armengol speaking on Wednesday evening.

State of alarm

Government asking for Minorca Phase 1 de-escalation to start 4 May

Minorca (and Ibiza) could get the same early de-escalation treatment as Formentera.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
TV viewing has increased as everyone has to stay at home


"Broadsword calling Danny Boy" and other lockdown television pleasures

As for myself, I have to say that the most exciting thing that happens to me during lockdown, is to be able to sit in a different room, in a completely different chair at differing times of the day watching stuff that I want to watch.

Frank Leavers

Cala Mondrago

The Blog

Space, The Viral Frontier ...

For very different reasons, beach capacity is back on the agenda. There will be the need for space between people on beaches.

Andrew Ede

Did You Know

Words and more...

The young have their own slang because they don’t want old people (that is, their parents) to even get a gist of what they are saying to each other.

Andrew Valente


We’ve nearly done it...

As we head into what is forecast to be a hot May, life will start to return to normal.

Humphrey Carter


Best practice?

“A manual for best practice clearly isn’t sufficient.”

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Sweet and sour coleslaw with an Asian twist.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Asparagus tips should be firmly closed: open ones are a sign of ageing and asparagus should always be as fresh as possible

Food for thought

Tips on best ways to cook asparagus

The classic way to serve asparagus is to have them tepid with delicate butter sauces or a vinaigrette — but not one made with virgen extra olive oil which would overwhelm the subtle flavour of the asparagus.

Andrew Valente

Having a plan is important

Majorca Mallorca

Let’s get this show on the road

Building a social media following is not an immediate fix, but whatever you have right now, you can improve on it.

Vicki McLeod

New Size Jay's English class


The Tutor’s role – A support for the future

Effective tutoring works but it starts with the right connectivity in the first place.

Julie Holdsworth

Sport / Other Sports
Children ask Spanish Government to allow Nadal to play tennis.


Children go to bat for Rafa Nadal

Children appeal to the Spanish Government to allow Rafa back on court.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Edition of 29 April 2020