News of the day 12 August 2020
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Playa de Palma, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's very hot and sunny in Majorca with extremely strong winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

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Healthcare Professional, Son Espases Hospital.

Health

228 Covid-19 infections in one day

The number of active coronavirus cases has increased by 449 in the Balearic Islands in the last week.

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Imserso tourists in 2019.

Health

Imserso holidays for the elderly unlikely

CAEB is calling for ERTEs to be extended until next the next summer season.

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Armengol to meet Sánchez at Consolat de la Mar.

Politics

President Armengol scheduled to meet Pedro Sánchez

Stricter controls at Balearic Ports and Airports will top the agenda at President Armengol's meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez.

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Carrer Punta Balena, Magalluf.

Tourism

Change of name for the Magalluf strip?

The President of the Association of Small & Medium Businesses is demanding that the excess law be extended to the entire island.

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Fleet of new Interurban buses for Majorca.

Transport

New Fleet of Interurban buses this winter

9 of the 223 new interurban buses will be 100% electric.

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Royals at Sant Junípero Serra Association in Petra.

Tourism

Royal visit gives Majorcan town a boost

Hundreds lined the streets to catch a glimpse of King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofía on Monday.

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More tropical nights forecast in Majorca.

Weather

Parts of Majorca woke up to rain on Wednesday

Aemet is forecasting more tropical nights in Majorca.

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Sant Roc Festival cancelled.

Health

Sant Roc Festival suspended because of Covid-19

Suspected coronavirus outbreaks within a family and at a Garden Centre, have yet to be confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

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Idisba to carry out Covid-19 Research.

Health

Government spending €400,000 on Coronavirus Research

Institute of Health Research in the Balearic Islands, or Idisba is financing 15 projects aimed at strengthening the fight against coronavirus.

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Today's temperatures

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Hot, humid and windy on the islands today.

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Truck crash on Valldemossa Road, Majorca.

Transport

Truck crash on Valldemossa Road

Some motorists used the secondary road from Esporles to reach Valldemossa.

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Hotels

"Bad bank" sells Cala Mendia hotel for three million euros

Uncertainties caused by the health crisis are apparently not deterring investors.

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Air travel

Palma passenger numbers exceeding Madrid and Barcelona

Palma would normally rank third behind Madrid and Barcelona in terms of passenger numbers.

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Employment

Services sector hiring fell 45% in July

Employment in the Balearics services sector has obviously been badly affected.

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Air travel

"Recovery" in number of flights, but still down 60%

Enaire handled 63% fewer flights in July, an improvement over the 89.7% fewer in June.

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Health

PP accusing government of abandoning health centres

The Partido Popular says that there are no doctors at some health centres.

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Bars and restaurants

Association says restaurants' turnover is down 50%

The Pimem restaurants association is calling for an ERTE extension until Easter next year.

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Coronavirus

Government looking at measures to combat rise in Balearics infections

The director-general for public health is appealing for less social interaction.

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Travel

Spanish government will maintain residents' discount

The King and the prime minister discussed the impact of the virus on the Balearics.

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Royal family

Sánchez declines to reveal where Juan Carlos is

Conversations with the head of state are "confidential".

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Madrid, the capital of Spain.

Travel

Germany issues travel warning for Madrid due to coronavirus

The foreign ministry said it was warning against any unnecessary tourist trips.

Reuters

Man wearing face mask in Brussels.

Face masks

Brussels makes face masks compulsory in all public spaces as COVID-19 cases spike

The mask-wearing regulation is one of the strictest currently applied in European capitals.

Reuters

Coronavirus

Balearics coronavirus data for 12 August

The ministry of health reports 279 new cases over the past 24 hours.

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News / Comment

Viewpoint

Don’t let your guard down!

From individuals to local councils I fear we’re starting to get a little slack.

Humphrey Carter

Viewpoint

Penalising town halls

It is generous of the government to pay the interest, but what interest will there be if bank deposits are raided?

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
A taste of the new normal and very popular weekly meetup.

Focus On Cars

Full House

The plan now is to continue our meetups at The Boat House every Thursday evening.

Robert Klevehagen

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Notes from the Classroom

Making a Difference for the Academic Year: Why the right tutor matters

My advice is to fully understand what you are getting for your money. Consider what you are expecting, what is being delivered and the overall effect on the academic achievements of your child.

Julie Holdsworth

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Food For Thought

Fresh chutney will perk up the palate

The Indians serve freshly-made chutneys using those fruits and vegetables that are in season — and at their best and cheapest.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 12 August 2020
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