News of the day 18 May 2020
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Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

We're in for a bit of everything weatherwise with sunshine, showers and thunderstorms forecast in Majorca. Today's high was registered in Es Capdella with 26.7ºC and lowest temperatures in Escorca with 8.8ºC.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Germany looking to open up tourist travel

Spain is one of the countries with which the German government is holding talks on lifting restrictions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

sa Pobla Fruit Market

News

Some time slots for adults & children lifted

Restrictive time slots lifted in Municipalities with a population of less than 10,000

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Economy

Balearics urgent measures decree will rescue employment

President Armengol has defended the urgent measures decree; criticism has come from environmentalists.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

AstraZeneca-Oxford University begin Covid-19 vaccine trials.

Health

Human Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Underway

AstraZeneca and Oxford University team up to find a vaccine for coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police monitoring terraces in Palma.

News

Bars & Restaurants cited for breaking the rules

Bars and Restaurants in Palma cited for breaking State of Emergency restrictions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Arenal residents object to being "guinea pigs" for tourism reactivation

Playa de Palma is to be the "test resort"; residents aren't happy at the idea.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

LaLiga Returns when Phase 2 begins on May 25.

Sport

The Beautiful Game Returns In Phase-2

Get ready for the beach, the pool and live football in Spain in Phase 2.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Masks to be compulsory in some places.

Health

No shortage of masks in Majorca

The Spanish Government is planning to make it compulsory to wear a mask in specific areas.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

No coronavirus fatalities in the Balearics on Monday.

News

A very positive start to the week for Covid-19

The week starts on a positive note with no Covid-19 deaths reported in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Lidl & Spanish Designer launch new face mask range.

News

Lidl will launch designer masks

Lidl and Spanish Designer, Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada to launch face mask range.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

State of alarm

Two passengers from Germany forced to go back

Two passengers who arrived at Palma Son Sant Joan Airport had to return.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain in Lockdown

Tourism

Spain aims to reopen borders to tourism in late June

With economy hit by COVID-19, Spain badly needs visitors back.

Reuters

Alejandro Sanz, Singer, Musician, Composer

Entertainment

Spanish Stars Back 'No Home Without Food' Project

Spanish stars get behind the 'No Home Without Food' campaign.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Renting

Economy

Despite COVID-19, Spanish rental prices rise sharply in April

The medieval city of Santiago de Compostela topped the list of municipalities showing the sharpest rent increases.

Reuters

Lottery is back in business

Lockdown

Lotteries restarting

The National Lottery is now also on sale, and draws will resume in June.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The last applause for Covid-19 Frontline Workers is on Sunday.

News

One last ovation for Covid-19 frontline workers

The evening applause that’s rung out from balconies terraces and windows in cities and towns throughout Spain to thank Healthcare Workers and other front-line workers will end on Sunday, May 24.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Significant drop in Covid-19 fatalities in Spain.

News

Significant drop in Covid-19 infections

The Ministry of Health confirmed 59 Covid-19 fatalities in Spain on Monday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New mandatory mask rules in Spain.

News

New mandatory mask restrictions announced

New mandatory mask restrictions being introduced in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

The Week That Was

The minister of added value

Holding a proper and structured debate regarding national economic strategy is one thing, but Alberto's intervention last week was not terribly helpful at a time when the tourism industry and the general economy is on its knees.

Andrew Ede

Viewpoint

Stay at home

“Now the government has to convince the public it is safe to go out...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

More than urgent measures

The Balearic government will generate 31,000 jobs.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Planting melons.

Gardening

Gardening In Majorca

May really is an active month in the garden with all those peas and broad beans ready for harvesting as well as sowing seeds and transplanting those seedlings that are large enough to handle.

Dorothy Loeffler

Confectioners sugar is the usual option for meringues as the small grains dissolve easily in the foamy mixture.

Food & Fosh

You Can’t Hurry Love…

In its most basic form, meringue is composed of two ingredients: egg whites and sugar.

Marc Fosh

President Pedro Sanchez.

The Blog

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't

The prime minister was rather vague when speaking on Saturday, and he can’t be when it comes to presenting the proposal for an extension to Congress. He has to give a date.

Andrew Ede

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