News of the day 8 May 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

High winds forecast in Majorca on Friday. Today's Calvia, Es Capdella had another hot day with 28.2ºC.

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Salt, ultraviolet radiation and sand temperature are all favourable factors for beaches.


"Very little probability" of virus infection in sand and seawater

The science points to very low risks of virus survival in sea and pool water and in sand.

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Draft beach restrictions published in the Spanish Press.


Be prepared to queue to get on the beach

Draft beach restrictions published in the Spanish Press.

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Shipping companies call for urgent action.


Shipping Companies issue food shortage warning

Shipping companies warn there could be a shortage of food supplies if the Government doesn't take urgent action.

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The Pangolin is thought to be the source of Covid-19.


Could Pangolins provide a cure for Covid-19?

Pangolin genome analysis could help scientists find a cure for Covid-19.

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Parking spaces to be used as terrace extensions.


Restaurants allowed to extend their terraces

Palma Mayor says restaurateurs can extend their terraces into parking spaces in front of their establishments.

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Renata Gocha on her way to court on Thursday.


Drunk driver who killed 15-year-old girl remains at liberty

The judge ruled that Renata Gocha does not represent a flight risk.

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Global Coronavirus Figures Released.


Covid-19 has killed around 270,000 people worldwide

1.24 million people worldwide have beaten coronavirus.

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Madrid & Barcelona may not begin Phase 1 next week.


Some Spanish cities unlikely to progress to Phase 1

Madrid & Barcelona may not begin Phase 1 on Monday.

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6 new Covid-19 infections in the Balearic Islands.


Another Covid-19 fatality confirmed

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 6 new coronavirus infections in the Balearic Islands.

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National coronavirus figures disappointing.


Covid-19 deaths & infections increase

No new ICU admissions in Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Ceuta, Melilla, Navarra or La Rioja since Thursday

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Time slots for children to be more flexible.


More flexibility for children

The time slots for children may be made more flexible so that they are not outside at the hottest time of day.

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Peter Chiykowski & Video game character, Harvey.


Game on!

Man changed his appearance to save his marriage.

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Hotels can open next week


Majorcan hoteliers snub option to open next week

Until foreign travel restrictions are lifted, very few hoteliers are considering opening.

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Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber - Stuck with U


Fans go nuts for Bieber/Grande single 'Stuck With U'

Millions tune in to YouTube to watch the Stuck With U video for the new single by Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, now you can too.

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National Police being kept busy by those breaking the rules.

State of alarm

Eleven arrests for breaching confinement measures

Nine arrests in Palma and two in Pollensa.

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Confinement is gradually easing.

State of alarm

Majorca will enter de-escalation Phase 1 on Monday

Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza will all enter Phase 1 on Monday.

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News / Comment
Bareiss said that Germans would find it easier if they were to travel by car, but he was not ruling out the fact that German citizens could be off to places like the Greek islands and the Balearics.

The Week in Tourism

German tourism: the mixed messages

We have in the Balearics a proposal from the Association of Hotel Chains that there could be a "test" from the middle of June.

Andrew Ede


The future of the EU

Spain’s deputy PM has warned the EU to either step up or risk extinction.

Humphrey Carter


George Marshall and the Council

But if we look closely at this plan, how much of it is emergency spending, as in Marshall Plan style?

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Giving back

Majorca Mallorca

Giving back

News filtered through to the yachting community that the Palma soup kitchen Associació Tardor was running out of food.

Vicki McLeod

Invasive Halimeda incrassata.

Nautical Notes

Green, brown and red – Balearic seaweeds

We can learn lots about the state of marine ecosystems throughout seaweed.

Natalia Barrientos

Runners have a 25%-40% reduced risk of premature mortality.


Back on the Road

Running for 15 minutes a day reduces the risk of depression.

Simon Kenion Shears

Shame on the lockdown 'grasses', the Groundhog Day effect and Comedic Coppers

Frank Talking

Shame on the lockdown 'grasses', the Groundhog Day effect and Comedic Coppers

Have you ever seen the film Groundhog Day? Well, for many of us we are living that film...

Frank Leavers

Fairline for charter with Boat Charter Mallorca

Nauti Lady

Boating Back from Hiatus

Boat owners are now allowed to see and touch their boats – and by next week they might even be able to use them.

Sarah Forge

Sant Llorenç floods

Looking Back

Decades of weather in the "Bulletin"

From floods to heat, Majorca has been hit.

Andrew Ede

Paella con Calamari y Verduras


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Today I show you some of the tricks of making a delicious tasting Paella. Starting off with a good Caldo to a Sofrito. And how to add the finishing touches.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Edition of 8 May 2020