News of the day 24 August 2020
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Serra de Tramuntanas from Consell, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

It's mostly cloudy and a little cooler in Majorca today with temperatures in the low 30s and light to moderate winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Finca, Montüiri, Majorca.


2nd gas poisoning death

Mateo Ribas Gallard and Mateo Rigo Ribas were cleaning a well when the accident happened.

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Residencia Sant Miquel, Palma.


Covid-19 soars at Majorcan nursing homes

Coronavirus cases at Majorca's three Nursing Homes soared from 1 to 23 cases in three weeks.

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Parents worried about Covid-19 at schools.


Parents stressing over school term

Parents are concerned that they will have take time of work if there's a Covid-19 outbreak at school.

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Sunbeds & Umbrellas, Puerto Pollensa.


Beach Concessionaires fined

Concessionaires in Pollensa have been fined thousands of euros for allegedly starting services before their applications were confirmed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma City Council only collecting part of some fines.


Fines not collected in full

Some of the fines not collected are for actions that violate Municipal Ordinances including ORUCEP.

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Holiday homes rented long-term.


More long-term rentals in Majorca

40% of holiday rentals in coastal areas of Majorca have been transferred to the long-term rental market.

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Young people on the beach in Palma in July.


Some Majorcan beaches may close overnight

The Neighbourhood Associations insist that the streets and squares of the city be disinfected to eliminate the virus.

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People will be fined if they don't follow the face mask rules.


29 sanctions in 7 days

22 inspections were carried out in Majorca, 6 in Minorca, 13 in Ibiza and one in Formentera.

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Spain visitor numbers climb but still only a fraction of 2019 levels

The average occupancy rate was around 36% even though hotels cut their prices by 8.2% compared with July 2019.


Dr. Javier Arranz.


Arranz: "We are in a second wave" in the Balearics

There were sixty-one more coronavirus-related hospital admissions over the weekend.

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Spain seeks to shut brothels to curb coronavirus contagion

Montero said the same rules that apply to nightclubs should be imposed on brothels, while her ministry was working on regulation to protect people from sexual exploitation.


Mallorca Weather


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

The heat wave continues today across the Balearic Islands.


Covid-19 impact


More than half of Spanish companies reopen after closing at height of pandemic

The statistics showed that since the easing of lockdown started in May, 49,159 companies have registered with the government.


Showers possible this coming weekend.


Unsettled weather for the Balearics at the end of the week

High temperatures until Friday, when Aemet forecasts a drop in temperatures and showers.

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Surveying the work on Monday.


Alaro to Orient road officially reopened

A landslide caused by Storm Gloria in January blocked and damaged the road.

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Hospital admissions are increasing.


Coronavirus figures for the Balearics on Monday

The average for the three days is well down on the new cases figure for the 24-hour period which was reported on Friday.

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News / Comment


The tourist season

“Hundreds of hotels are planning to close in August, a state of affairs which was almost unthinkable a year ago...”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
Ainhoa Arteta at the Teatre Principal in Palma on Friday.


What's on in Majorca 25-30 August

Mallorca Live Festival continues in Magalluf; final concerts for the Pollensa and Sa Pobla festivals; more concerts for the Port Adriano season. Just some of this week's events.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 23 August 2020