News of the day 4 May 2020
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Phase Zero begins in Majorca.

News

Back to work for Small businesses, Taxis and Restaurants

Thousands of small businesses, taxis and restaurants raise their shutters for the first time in 50 days as Phase 0 begins.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Adults over 14 out walking in Palma.

News

Will they ever learn?

More than 40 people cited for breaking the coronavirus restrictions in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Pollensa mayor seeking suspension of Formentor traffic restrictions

Tomeu Cifre believes that the restrictions will make no sense this summer.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fiestas

Ciutadella bars facing 80% losses because of fiestas' cancellation

The Sant Joan fiestas generate significant sales for Ciutadella bars.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Isabel Celaá, Education Minister.

Education

School De-escalation plans underway

Students who have exams will go back to school in Phase 2 with a mixture of telematic and face-to-face classes.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Nautical

Owners can check on boats in Palma

Visiting times correspond to those for taking exercise.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Red Cross Volunteers in Llucmajor.

News

Good news comes in threes!

The Ministry of Health delivered three pieces of good coronavirus news on Monday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Adults in Spain are now allowed out for 1 hour each day.

News

Significant drop in Covid-19 infections in Spain

The Ministry of Health reported a significant drop in Covid-19 infections in Spain on Monday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Beaches

Uncertainty over Es Trenc beach services

Campos town hall is wondering if there will be beach services.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearic press demand tax breaks.

News

Press demand tax breaks

The Association of Journalists of the Balearic Islands is demanding that VAT be abolished for newspapers and their online editions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

'Love Island' 2020 postponed.

Entertainment

Fans crushed as 'Love Island' 2020 is cancelled

'Love Island' postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Formentera

Lockdown

Cheers to Formentera

The tiny Balearic Island of Formentera was celebrating today as bars re-opened.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

State of alarm

Partido Popular not prepared to support state of alarm extension

The government says that a further extension is essential; if not, there will be "chaos".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Comment

Extraordinary help

Armengol has made this point over and over.

Andrew Ede

Comment

Restrictions

“Sorry police officer I am just off to the hairdressers down the road...”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
Almond tree.

Gardening

Gardening In Majorca

During the period of the waxing moon, we are told it is time to graft some fruit trees like plums, peaches and almonds, that is to say, those trees that have fruit with large stones as opposed to pips.

Dorothy Loeffler

Guardia Civil road block.

My Column

Pursued by the Guardia Civil

I will probably get a huge fine, which I suppose I deserve, though I wasn’t likely to infect anyone by driving along the sea-front and returning home.

Donald Trelford

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