News of the day 6 August 2020
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Mondrago National Park, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's hot and sunny in Majorca today with a light to moderate winds. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

1 in 5 children at risk of poverty in the Balearic Islands.

Health

More than 22% of children at risk of poverty

One in every five children is at risk of poverty in the Balearic Islands, according to a new report by the Balearic Office for Children & Adolescents, or OBIA.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Perseid Meteor Shower happens every year.

News

Catch a Falling Star...

Between 2200 on August 11 and dawn on August 12 around a 100 shooting stars will be visible every hour.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists wearing protective face masks

Tourism

Spain's Canaries to cover all COVID-related costs for tourists

The move will take effect this week.

Reuters

Dr Javier Arranz, Spokesperson for the Regional Committee on Infectious Diseases

Health

Mass screening operation planned for the Balearics

Tracking teams are monitoring 2,200 people in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Queen Sofía went shopping in Palma with her sister.

Entertainment

Queen Sofía goes shopping

Queen Sofía and her sister, Princess Irene of Greece spent about an hour shopping in El Corte Inglés in Avenida Jaume III in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Healthcare Professionals at Son Espases Hospital.

Health

Union claims hospital patients at risk

The Nurses Union, SATSE claims that putting Covid-19 patients and non-Covid-19 patients in the same unit poses an unacceptable risk.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists arriving at Palma Airport.

Health

Germany is keeping an eye on Covid-19 infections

The German Government is keeping an eye on holiday destinations, including the Balearic Islands as coronavirus outbreaks increase.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Travel

Belgium adds Balearics to quarantine recommendation list

Various parts of Spain were already on the Belgian government's "orange" list.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

B3 Helicopter Demonstration in Majorca.

News

5 new helicopters for Ibanat

New B3 helicopters for Ibanat staff in Majorca and Ibiza.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

sa Rapita, Majorca.

Crime

Crime spree frightening residents

Residents of sa Rapita are demanding more Police be deployed to deal with rising crime.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Travel

Germany testing for travellers from high-risk regions

New coronavirus cases in Germany have gone above 1,000 in a day for the first time since May.

Reuters

Economy

Balearics second quarter GDP fell 26%

The fall in GDP is in line with what the Balearic government had anticipated.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Services

Provisional MOT centre for Paguera

The Council of Majorca faces a backlog of tests because of the lockdown.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Nine arrests in Palma drugs operation

Nine arrests; the operation targeted a gang in the Corea neighbourhood.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Thirty-four people isolating in Balearics hotels

These are tourists (and some residents) isolating at so-called "bridge hotels".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

111 new coronavirus cases in the Balearics

There are 595 "active" cases of coronavirus in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Sant Joan in Majorca

Travel

Austria warns against travel to Spain except the islands

The Balearics and the Canaries are excluded from an Austrian warning about travel to Spain.

Reuters

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Proud to wear a mask

I consider it a mask of respect to the wellbeing of others and yourself.

Humphrey Carter

Viewpoint

Living in a cave

Now that Catalonia has opted for the cave route, might the Balearic government follow suit?

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Graffiti in Santanyi

The Blog

Youth, tourism monoculture and Covid

Some graffiti in Santanyi is merely a reminder that the rebels are still there and are spending their summer in idle contemplation of idleness - now and in the future.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 6 August 2020
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