News of the day 9 February 2021
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Selva, Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Eight municipalities in Mallorca still at "extreme risk"

In two of the extreme risk municipalities - Manacor and Soller - active case numbers are falling.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

SOS Turismo Initiative, Palma.

Latest headlines

SOS Turismo Initiative to be launched in Mallorca

"The well-being and prosperity of all of us who live on the Island depends on Tourism being reactivated as soon as possible."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Taxis at Palma Airport.

Latest headlines

Taxi drivers in Mallorca selling their licences to pay debts

Bank loans given to taxi drivers in the Balearic Islands are based on the value of their licence.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Researcher working with Covid-19 samples.

International

Hundreds of British variant cases confirmed in the Balearics

“Health authorities know that there are more cases of the British variant but they've not been officially notified..”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Working on road signs and painting on the roads of Mallorca

Latest headlines

The state of the roads on Mallorca

Lanes closed or alternate routes being given due to current road works on the island.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Shahin Awal with one of the antique pieces from Basmati Restaurant.

Latest headlines

Palma Restaurant selling treasured antiques to stay afloat

Items for sale include mirrors, wooden horses, elephants, carved wooden benches and beautiful darwaja doors.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Victor Sánchez, who led the Resistencia Balear protest in Mallorca

Latest headlines

Protest leader puts his restaurant up for "lease"

Debts and huge fines have led Victor Sánchez to make the decision.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Small businesses urgently need help

Latest headlines

Spain aims to outline new solvency scheme for smaller firms within weeks

The European Commission has allowed governments to temporarily provide direct aid and convert some debt into grants to support their economies.

Reuters

TUI brings millions of tourists to the Balearics.

Latest headlines

TUI banking on vaccinated Brits for much-needed summer recovery

TUI is planning to operate 80% of 2019's capacity this summer, saying it already had 2.8 million bookings.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mother-of-pearl (left) rock mother-of-pearl (centre) & a hybrid specimen (right).

Latest headlines

A new lease of life for Mother-of Pearl Pinna nobilis ?

"All surviving specimens that were previously thought to be Pinna nobilis will have to pass a genetic identity test, because some of them may be hybrid specimens.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Border controls between Spain and Portugal until March

Coronavirus news

Spain extends border controls with Portugal until March due to COVID-19

Spain's government announced on Tuesday it had extended controls along its 1,200-km border with Portugal.

Reuters

Guide Dogs.

Latest headlines

Balearic Guide Dog Law Amended

The amendment to the regulations was proposed by the Social Affairs & Modernisation Minister and received unanimous support from the House.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Hancock gets tough,

Latest headlines

Arrivals in England face fines, prison for flouting new quarantine rules

"Anyone who lies on the passenger locator form and tries to conceal that they've been in a country on the red list in the 10 days before arrival here, will face a prison sentence of up to 10 years."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Dureta Hospital, Palma.

Latest headlines

Mass Vaccinations locations confirmed in Mallorca

Between now and the beginning of March the Balearic Islands will receive around 84,000 vaccine doses.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

coronavirus patients in one of the Covid ICUs

Coronavirus news

Spain close to reaching peak intensive care occupancy, minister says

Occupancy of Spain's intensive care wards by COVID-19 patients should peak by the end of this week.

Reuters

Calvia Coast, Mallorca.

Latest headlines

Mallorca Weather Forecast for Wednesday

Heavy rain and extremely strong winds are forecast in Mallorca today with gusts of up to 58 kilometres expected in Pollensa and over 50km an hour other northern and eastern areas of the island. Check the forecast for the next few days. To keep up with the weather all over the island via our webcams click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Designated government hotels for travellers from 'risk countries' in UK

Coronavirus news

Going nowhere: no holidays until vaccine success confirmed

Another blow for airlines and travel companies.

Reuters

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Latest headlines

Thank you all, you are helping us beat records

"We now have thousands of readers across the United Kingdom...."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Microbiology laboratory at Son Espases Hospital, Mallorca

Coronavirus news

UK variant on the decline in Mallorca

The health minister wants a very slow relaxation of measures because of concerns about the variant.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Cemex Plant in Lloseta

Comment

Just how urgent is the green energy transition?

Despite the apparent urgency of the climate emergency, the environmentalist lobby is objecting.

Andrew Ede

Comment

Why I think vaccine passports are a good idea

“Everyone thinks that vaccine passports are a good idea...except Britain...”

Jason Moore

Comment

Sustainable protesting

"Understandable though banning protests on foot is, the encouragement for the motorised demo does appear somewhat contradictory to all talk of sustainable mobility."

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Quiet shadows, Puerto Soller

Lifestyle

Another brick in the wall…

The Soller population who are not working are looking for things to fill their time, in common with many all over the island.

Shirley Roberts

Rafa Nadal International School students

Community

News from Rafa Nadal International School

Sport is a great way to stay healthy and our pupils enjoy a break from the classroom by having tennis lessons from the coaches.

Rafa Nadal International School

Your essential guide to living in Spain

Community

Ultimate guide for UK Nationals living in Spain

Here is a useful guide for citizens’ rights for UK Nationals covered by the Withdrawal Agreement.

British Embassy Madrid

King of the Mountains (Episode 2 of 10) of The Mallorca Files

Mallorca Files

Mallorca Files: King of the Mountains. Our view

"I would say that the first series was better than the second...."

Jason Moore

New series of The Mallorca Files.

Mallorca Files

The missing four episodes of The Mallorca Files

"Work has already started on a third series of the Mallorca Files...."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sport / Other Sports
Rafael Nadal in action during his first Round Men's singles

Tennis

"Survivor" Nadal back in form at Australian Open

Rafa Nadal defied his gloomy injury prognosis to crush Laslo Djere on Tuesday and reach the Australian Open second round.

Reuters

Rafa Nadal.

Tennis

Rafa defies injury to qualify for the next round of the Australia Open

"It's been a difficult fortnight for me because of my discomfort, but at least I've been able to survive.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Barcelona's Lionel Messi warms up from the substitutes bench

Other Sports

Let PSG talk about Messi, says Koeman

Messi has been free to negotiate with rival clubs since last month as his contract with Barca, expires in June.

Reuters

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