News of the day 15 August 2020
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Colònia de Sant Jordi, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

German press react to Mallorca being added to Coronavirus risk list.

Tourism

TUI repatriating German Tourists from Majorca

The Spanish Government said on Friday that it will work to recover the safe corridors with Germany as soon as possible.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Playa de Palma, Majorca.

Tourism

Majorca hoteliers devastated by Germany's decision

FEHM says Germany's decision will have immediate economic consequences in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Biel Company, PP.

Tourism

PP rages over Germany's decision

Company claims the Hotel Sector, Businesses, Hospitality, Supply Companies and Sector workers that will suffer the consequences.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearic Parliament, Palma.

Tourism

Government vows to recover German air corridors to Majorca ASAP

There are 1,509 active Covid-19 cases in the Balearics, 122 people are hospitalised and 17 of them are in intensive care.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain's Minister of Foreign Affairs Arancha Gonzalez Laya

Health

'New outbreaks are the norm' says Spain as COVID-19 travel curbs pile up

"Every country is taking measures to fight COVID ... that they think are necessary to protect their citizens. We don't question the measures other countries take."

Reuters

New health restrictions for Majorca.

Health

Eleven Mandatory Health Measures for Majorca

The Ministry of Health has also added 3 recommendations for social gatherings and PCR tests.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Smoking in the streets will be banned in Majorca.

Health

When will the new Health Measures be law?

All Autonomies are obliged to comply with the measures, but each Community can extend the restrictions if necessary.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Today's temperatures

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Due to high temperatures expected today, a forest fire alert has been issued on the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Hotels

"A severe blow" for Playa de Palma hotels

Germany is the main market for Playa de Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Education

Some parents opposing return to school

The parents association in Majorca wants children to return to school but accepts that there may be calls for home schooling.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Nautical

Residents opposed to tender for El Molinar port management

Residents want the old Club Marítimo to continue managing the port.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Finance

Government finances forecast to worsen over coming years

It has been estimated that the Balearic government's revenue will decrease by up to 13% in 2021.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bars and restaurants

Palma bar owners appealing order to remove temporary terraces

Although it is recognised that the situation with bars in Plaça dels Patins is "peculiar", the town hall isn't budging.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

German tour operators cancel Balearics holiday packages

"Normal procedure" says the DRV German travel association.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

There are currently around 30,000 Germans on holiday with tour operators in Spain’s Balearic islands.

Party Holidays

German health minister warns against 'party holidays' in Majorca

People returning to Germany from designated risk regions face a coronavirus test or two weeks’ compulsory quarantine.

Reuters

Travel

Dutch government advising against travel to the Balearics

The Balearics are being placed on the "orange" list; tourist travel is "strongly discouraged".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Masks: are they working?

I’ve said that I have no problem with wearing a mask, but are they working?

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Playa de Muro beach

Northern Spotlight

Covid panic and false information

False news and crowding of beaches, murky water in Puerto Pollensa, Justice of the Peace saga, messages from Can Picafort, health centre closed in Santa Margalida and What's on in the north are this week's news from the north of the island.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 15 August 2020
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