News of the day 14 August 2020
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Playa dels Capellans, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Dr Javier Arranz, Spokesperson for the Regional Committee on Infectious Diseases & Health Minister Patricia Gómez.

Health

Covid-19 warning for young people in Majorca

Screening of the most affected groups in areas where contagion is high will take place in the coming weeks.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Some positive Covid-19 patients not self-isolating.

Health

Some positive Covid-19 patients not self-isolating

Health Minister Patricia Gómez said people do not follow the quarantine requirements face serious penalties.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

CAEB & Pimem object to new capacity restrictions.

News

Objections to new bar and restaurant restrictions in Majorca

CAEB says reducing capacity at bars, restaurants and cafes would be a death blow to the Sector.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A woman smokes at the terrace of a restaurant

Health

Spain's Canary Islands curb smoking amid COVID-19 worries

Smoking will be banned when people cannot maintain a 2-metre (6.5-foot) distance between each other on the islands, which are popular with tourists.

Reuters

Smoking in the streets may be banned in Majorca.

Health

Smoking in the streets could be banned in Majorca

The measure has already been imposed in Galicia to stop the spread of coronavirus and other Communities have said they are also considering a ban.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport

Travel

UK says it has no choice but to quarantine French arrivals

France warned that it would reciprocate.

Reuters

The beach has not been named

Health

12 people contract Covid-19 at the beach in Majorca

1,411 hospital beds and 302 Intensive Care Unit places are available for coronavirus patients in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Graffiti on a bed of rocks in Torrent de Pareis.

Environment

Graffiti artists slammed for spray-painting rocks

Escorca Mayor, Antoni Solivelles, claims graffiti has diminished in Calobra since hefty fines were introduced in 2018.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Health Centre staff overloaded with work.

Health

Some Majorcan Health Centres operating amid utter chaos

Unions say Health Centres are completely saturated.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

British man dies after falling from Calad'Hort viewpoint in Ibiza.

News

British man dies in fall in Ibiza

An investigation has been launched to clarify the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Today's temperatures

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Temperatures higher than normal are expected the next few days so try to keep cool!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Spain to close nightlife establishments and to restrict smoking

Spain's regions have agreed to the measures proposed by the health minister.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Guardia Civi

Police

Arrested for assault and attempted robbery in Inca

Three men were attacked in Inca last Sunday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Health

Balearics have lowest nurses ratio in the country

The ratio is 5.5 nurses per 1,000 inhabitants.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Covid-19

Germany to declare Majorca a virus risk region

The move deals a blow to hopes for a swift revival of mass tourism after months of lockdown.

Reuters

Coronavirus

Nightlife sector says it faces "total ruin"

"New total closure doesn't just place us on the brink of the abyss, it will be total ruin."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Co-marketing campaign for the UK and Spanish tourism markets

The campaign will focus on culture and nature tourism.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorca

Losing control: the week in Majorca

The coronavirus data were worrying; Germany took the numbers seriously; and nightlife was closed down.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Who is in control of Covid?

I think it’s time Madrid takes back full control of the battle against the pandemic.

Humphrey Carter

Viewpoint

Smoke and mirrors

I suspect that we are about to be presented with yet more assertions to do with misleading information - that conjured up by governments to hide the truths of Covid.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
German tourists arrive to Mallorca

The Week in Tourism

Selling safety

The number of active coronavirus cases in the Balearics now being registered is on a par with with the number in the dark days of early lockdown.

Andrew Ede

Children getting too many gifts

Practical Parenting

Just Ask

“How to get your children to say thank you for a gift even if they don’t like it.”

Julie Waller and Barbora Sollerova

Edition of 14 August 2020
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