News of the day 28 August 2020
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Playa de Muro, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's a mixed bag in Majorca today, with lots of sunshine, cloudy intervals and strong winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

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Face masks for school children in the Balearic Islands.

Education

Face masks at schools

Children aged 3 to 6 will have to wear masks when they're on school buses.

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Smoking banned in public places in Majorca.

News

Smoking fines from Friday

From Friday, August 28, face masks must be worn in the workplace and capacity at bars and restaurants is limited to 50%.

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Tighter restrictions for restaurants in the Balearic Islands.

Health

Restaurateurs slam new restrictions

CAEB and PIMEM estimate that 30% of bars and restaurants in the Balearic Islands will be forced to close down permanently before the end of the year.

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Tourist Buses in Garage, Majorca.

Transport

Tourist Buses parked up

"Many companies will have to make very serious decisions because there’s no tourism, no income and the winter season is more negative than ever, says FEBT.

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Angela Merkel, German Chancellor.

Tourism

Germany tightens Balearic travel rules

1,507 new coronavirus infections were confirmed on Thursday, according to the Robert Koch Institute.

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Street bleaching resumes in Palma.

Health

Street bleaching resumes

Parks and children's areas in the city are being cleaned and disinfected daily.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Flu shots available in October.

Health

Flu shots in October

The Government bought 180,000 doses of flu vaccine in June, which is 37% more than usual.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

More than 150 potential vaccines are being developed and tested globally.

Vaccine

J&J's Janssen to begin Phase II COVID-19 vaccine trials next week in Spain

More than 150 potential vaccines are being developed and tested globally.

Reuters

Heritage

Palma wanting the Keys to the Kingdom of Majorca

The keys date from the Revolt of the Brotherhoods five hundred years ago.

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Pilar Costa, Government Spokesperson.

News

Partial U-turn on capacity restrictions

Capacity is limited to 300 people at events outdoors and 150 in closed spaces and must be authorised.

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Police

Pollensa police officer arrested

The arrest follows an incident related to an illegal motorcycle race.

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Ibiza.

News

DJ arrested in drug raid

The DJ suspected of leading the trafficking gang has also been accused of drug distribution and money laundering.

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Coronavirus

Public asked to avoid making unnecessary journeys

The Balearic government wants people to stay at home as much as possible.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Yolanda Martínez, IBSTEAM Team Coordinator, Martí March, Education, University & Research Minister & Amanda Fernández, Director General of Early Childhood, Innovation & Educational Community.

Education

7,000 computers for students

Online training will be provided for 5,000 teachers and schools will have a digital section for blended learning.

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IBIZA

The Week in Tourism

Rethinking the UK quarantine

This revisits the UK quarantine decision and is of the view that it was a political matter and not a scientific one.

Andrew Ede

Education

Unions say teacher numbers are insufficient

There have been teacher "reinforcements", but these are not considered to be enough.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Ten more arrests in operation against pickpocketing gang

A total of sixty people are now under investigation.

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Coronavirus

Balearics coronavirus figures, 28 August

Friday's figure for new cases shows a marked decrease.

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News / Comment

Viewpoint

Knights close in on Boris

Boris must be feeling rather inferior with another Sir on the opposition benches.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
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Nauti Lady

Boat Show "Canneselled"

With Southampton International Boat Show (11-20 September) and Monaco Yacht Show (23-26 September) now both cancelled.

Sarah Forge

Edition of 28 August 2020
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