News of the day 18 August 2020
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Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's mostly sunny in Majorca today with occasional cloudy intervals. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

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Severe lack of Green Patrol Officers in Palma.

News

Lack of Green Patrol Unit Officers overnight

Between Monday, August 10 and Sunday, August 16, Palma Police Force was unable to carry out inspections or deal with citizen complaints

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Significant increase in Covid-19 infections in Spain.

Health

Covid-19 infections soar

More than 18,000 people have developed coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days and 5,327 in the last 7 days.

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Dr Fernando Simón, Director, Centre of Coordination of Alerts & Emergencies.

Health

Dr Simón reacts to soaring Covid-19 figures

"Around 60-70% of positives cases are now being detected, which is much more than in March and April, when only 10% were identified, said Dr Simón.

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New Covid-19 campaign needed to reach the young.

Health

Youth Covid-19 Campaign needed

It’s more difficult to reach young people because they don't get their information from conventional sources.

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New rules kick in at the beginning of the 2020/2021 school year.

Education

Back to School Rules

Under the new rules, parents won’t be allowed to go inside Education Centres, they’ll have to wait at the door.

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Hostal Corona for sale.

Property

Iconic Hostal Corona for sale

The 14 bedroom property has high ceilings, a stunning terrace and is chock full of original features.

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15 dead turtles a day being found in Llucmajor Marina.

Animal Welfare

Concern over dead turtles

Some days more than 15 turtles are found dead in Llumajor Marina.

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Today's temperatures

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Another sunny day and clear expected today.

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Employment

Self-employed federation's "SOS" to the Spanish government

Over 50% of the self-employed say that if there were a new lockdown, it would mean or could mean the end of their businesses.

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Business Owners & Workers at Calvia Town Hall.

Economy

Calvia business owners struggling

Business owners in Calvia say they need urgent aid to keep them afloat.

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Coronavirus

Melià's Palma Bay Hotel taking Covid patients again

The hotel is being used for patients who can't isolate at home.

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Politics

PP attacks Balearic government's "decorative" coronavirus policy

Biel Company has criticised the government's health and tourism management.

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Son Espases Hospital ICU, Palma.

Health

2 Covid-19 deaths

92 Healthcare Professionals are infected with Covid-19; 76 in Mallorca, 1 in Minorca and 15 in Ibiza.

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Travel

Spanish government committed to reactivating safe corridors

The Spanish government is looking to reactivate safe corridors between Majorca and Germany at least.

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Coronavirus

Patients breaking quarantine will be taken into hospital

The "only solution" is to order people into hospital if they don't comply with the quarantine requirement.

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Tourism

Exceltur estimating tourism industry loss of almost 100,000 million euros

Spain's tourism industry needs an "urgent and potent non-refundable aid plan".

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Travel

Austria adds the Balearics to Spain travel warning

Almost two weeks ago, Austria excluded the Balearics from its travel warning.

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News / Comment

Viewpoint

Summer season

“I feel very sorry for hotel staff who have worked so hard...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

We need track and tracing

Another new set of measures but I think we need more track and tracing in Majorca.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
A slightly cooler Soller

Spotlight on Soller

Time to move on in our reality

The tourism door is banging on its hinges and new arrivals are bright and in your face. This should all make for a very interesting few months.

Shirley Roberts

Figs will soon be in the market across the island

Enjoying Majorca

The Majorcan fig through history

The fig has a long association with Majorca.

Andrew Ede

People sunbathe and swim on El Arenal beach

The Blog

The long hot summer’s just passed us by

There have to be some answers. Real leadership is required. Not sad faces and mere safe corridor default.

Andrew Ede

Sport / Other Sports
FC Barcelona coach Quique Setien

La Liga Football

Barcelona sack coach Setien following Bayern drubbing

Barca finished second behind champions Real Madrid in the recent La Liga campaign.

Reuters

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