News of the day 26 August 2020
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Playa de Palma, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

It's a lovely sunny day in Majorca with lots of sunshine and moderate winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Gotleu, Palma.


Selective lockdown imminent?

Experts who advise the Government are in favour of taking tough measures to contain the virus, which they say is out of control, making it impossible to track cases.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A class in Pere Garau, Palma.


Education Dilemma

The areas most affected by coronavirus and most likely to be subjected to lockdown are the ones that need face-to-face classes the most.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cap Rocat Hotel, Majorca.


Most 5-star hotels still open in Majorca

Most 5-star hotels in Majorca have an average occupancy rate of 20%, but a few have reached 80%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

'Covid Express' line at Palacio de Congresos, Palma.


New 'Covid Express' Lines

More 'Covid Express lines are being installed in the car park at the old Son Dureta Hospital in Palam.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Deya named one of the Most Amazing Towns in Europe.


Deya makes the Most Amazing Towns List

Four Spanish destinations were included in the Jetcost list of Most Amazing Towns In Europe.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

An abandoned car in Palma.


Abandoned cars piling up

In Sa Indioteria the bare chassis of a charred car has been left in a dead-end street near the highway.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Francina Armengol, President of the Government announces new restrictions.


New restrictions in the Balearics

The Balearic president has announced new coronavirus restrictions.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Face Masks mandatory in more places.


Tighter Covid-19 restrictions update

President Armengol's announcement comes after 908 new infections were reported on Tuesday and experts have recommended selective lockdowns.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The first day of school will not be like it was last year.


School year in the Balearics to start with Plan B

For most secondary pupils, the school year will start with a mix of attendance and remote teaching.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Students Union says that pupils must return to the classrooms.


Students Union in Spain planning strike

The Students Union is demanding an end to the "disaster of online education".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca Weather


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Another Sunny day in The Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Governments' travel decisions have meant hotels having to close.


140 hotels will have closed by the end of this week

The hoteliers federation is still hoping for some "reactivation" next month.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearic health minister Patricia Gómez.


Hospital admissions expected to increase this week

Admissions have increased by eleven over the past 24 hours.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Intensive care unit at Son Llàtzer.


Balearics coronavirus figures, 26 August

Two more people have passed away.

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News / Comment


Shop closures

“The cycle of shop closures will gradually increase over the coming months...”

Jason Moore


Safe travel

Masks were being worn, but social distancing was generally conspicuous by its absence.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle

The Blog

The Council presents ... a low-key observatory

The observatory will be an “important” tool for “positioning Majorca as a sustainable, safe and modern destination and one of quality”.

Andrew Ede


Food for Thought

Nature’s superb annual pleasure

Most Majorcans use fine fresh figs as a dessert fruit: on their own and with no embellishments of any kind.

Andrew Valente

Did you know

Words and more...

There were always plenty of famous American actors in Rome because they were working on major films being shot at the Cinecittà studios.

Andrew Valente

parque infantil alexander fleming

Frank Confidential

Majorca and the 'second wave' divide - plus, getting the kids back to school

Rather like the United Kingdom, Spain has got itself in an awful knot over whether and when schools should re-open to pupils and students.

Frank Leavers

Notes From the Classrooom

Talk’s not Cheap! - Learning is not just about what happens in school.

At MTA, as many of you know, we are passionate about reading in whatever language a student needs to maintain or develop.

Julie Holdsworth

Edition of 26 August 2020