News of the day 5 May 2020
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Portixol, Palma.


Good Morning from Majorca

Mallorca hot and sunny with cloudy intervals in some places on Tuesday. You can view the weather across the island with our webcams, click here.

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Confusion and doubts as Phase Zero gets underway.


Businesses winging it as Phase 0 begins

Doubt and confusion reigned on the first day of Phase Zero of the de-escalation of the coronavirus restrictions in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

More pedestrianisation to aid social distancing.


More streets to be pedestrianised

Palma City Council wants to pedestrianise more streets in the city to aid social distancing.

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Some hoteliers in Majorca say it's impossible to open in Phase 1.


Some Hotels in Majorca won't open in Phase 1

Hotels in Palmanova and Magaluf will not open in Phase 1 of the de-escalation which begins on May 11.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Temperature testing at El Corte Inglés in Palma.


Temperature testing at El Corte Inglés

Temperature testing will be introduced at El Corte Inglés when the store reopens in Phase 2 on May 25.

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Employment minister Iago Negueruela.


April unemployment rose by 60%

The employment minister says the increase would have been 280%, had there not been ERTE protection.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafa Nadal unlikely to play competitive tennis this year.


Rafa Nadal says the 2020 tennis season is a write off

Rafa Nadal says he's unlikely to return to competitive tennis this year.

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1 more coronavirus fatality confirmed in the Balearic Islands.


One more Covid-19 fatality confirmed

Two new coronavirus infections confirmed in the Balearic Islands on Tuesday.

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Red flags flying in Puerto Pollensa.


Pollensa will not be contracting beach services

The town hall will find it difficult to recoup the annual charge it has to pay to the Costas Authority.

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New coronavirus infections soar in Spain.


Covid-19 infections soar again

Significant rebound in new coronavirus infections in Spain

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Francina Armengol on her way to parliament on Tuesday.


Balearics and Germany working on restoring tourist flights

There will need to be "maximum health guarantees".

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Swimming is still banned in the Balearic Islands.


Fancy a swim?

Swimming banned until Phase 3 of the coronavirus de-escalation.

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Mallorca, your home #SeeYouSoonMallorca


Latest video for #SeeYouSoonMallorca campaign

Majorca is your home and is waiting for you.

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Travel in Mallorca


Airport decision next week

The Balearic government is already working with German tour firms.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Restaurants Association is positive about new arrangements being made for terraces.

Bars and restaurants

Positive talks about Palma's terraces

The restaurants association appreciates a town hall change of attitude regarding terraces.

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The mills will no longer house clubs.


Favourable environmental report for Es Jonquet

The process for obtaining approval of the protection plan for Es Jonquet is almost concluded.

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At the scene in Ciutadella.


Police shoot man in the leg who tried to attack officer with a knife

The man, who was armed with a knife, was shot in order to restrain him.

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Balearic Islands warmer and wetter than usual in April 2020.


Weather summary for April

It was warmer and wetter than normal in the Balearic Islands in April.

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News / Comment


Safety is key

“I can understand the concerns of the tourist industry but safety is key...”

Jason Moore

'Where you'll feel like you're at home.'

The Blog

A Hotel Really Can Be Like A Home

For hoteliers, the current crisis is one of liquidity. Going forward, there has to be a doubt about all the existing hotel stock. Will it be needed?

Andrew Ede


Give Nadal a break

Even Majorcan tennis legend Rafa Nadal is confused over the lockdown lift.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
George Sand

Enjoying Majorca

Majorca and the French connection

French politics and writers were to play a significant role in Majorca's 19th century development.

Andrew Ede

Peter at Salon HQ

Majorca Mallorca

A chink of light

Welcome back everyone, we missed you!

Vicki McLeod

The long and winding road...

Spotlight On Soller

A New Dawn

This week the ‘Soup Kitchen’ of Soller opens and in the first instance will deliver meals to the needy for nothing.

Shirley Roberts

This is where we’d all like to be, behind the wheel, cruising in Majorca.

Focus On Cars

The Open Road

It is fascinating to see what petrolheads are up to whilst confined at home.

Robert Klevehagen

Edition of 5 May 2020