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

Weather

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.

News

2nd gas poisoning death

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Residencia Sant Miquel, Palma.

Health

Covid-19 soars at Majorcan nursing homes

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Parents worried about Covid-19 at schools.

Education

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.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sunbeds & Umbrellas, Puerto Pollensa.

Tourism

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.

Crime

Fines not collected in full

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday homes rented long-term.

Property

More long-term rentals in Majorca

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Young people on the beach in Palma in July.

Health

Some Majorcan beaches may close overnight

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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

Health

29 sanctions in 7 days

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Beach

Coronavirus

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.

Reuters

Coronavirus

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

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

nightclub

Coronavirus

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.

Reuters

Mallorca Weather

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

The heat wave continues today across the Balearic Islands.

Reuters

Covid-19 impact

Coronavirus

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.

Reuters

Weather

Unsettled weather for the Balearics at the end of the week

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Infrastructure

Alaro to Orient road officially reopened

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

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

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.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

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

Lifestyle

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

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