It just makes you wonder where all this is going to an end. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wants a six month curfew for Spain in the government´s latest move to combat the coronavirus. The curfew will have enormous repercussions for the bar and restaurant trade and could effectively dent any revival in the tourist industry in the near future. Patience is starting to run thin with the Spanish government,who like their counterparts across the globe, seem incapable of finding a solution to the pandemic. Sanchez rightly took us into lock down in March but wrongly brought us out in May.

It might have been an idea to introduce a curfew then, not now. I watched in amazement on Sunday night as Palma cleared at 10.30p.m., it was last orders at 10p.m. and then home as clearly as you can. An eerie silence came over the city. The bars and restaurants along the Paseo Mallorca closed and that was it. Thank you and goodnight.

We are certainly living in strange times, so strange that you have to pinch yourself that you are not in the midst of a nightmare. Who would have ever thought that a country like Spain would have to change its living and eating habits because of a curfew. I must admit all the people I saw were in no mood to challenge the government´s curfew, it was home just a bit earlier than usual. But Sanchez is becoming deeply unpopular and unless he can get all party support for his six month curfew it could come to an end earlier rather than later.

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Brett Dennis / Hace about 1 month

I do not know what the best solution is, but here in S'Arraco the bar last weekend was open full of patrons not wearing masks or maintaining social distancing inside or out. Now Andratx infection figure are 27, the highest since the beginning of this pandemic. No wonder. People are their own worst enemy.

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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 month

Jason, I do not know in what universe you live, but the lock down brought Spain and even more Mallorca, down to it's economic knees. Only EU money keeps Spain standing up financially.....for now. This is a war, as our politicians love to call it. And in wars, people die, however sad it is. But, the balance has gone and governments only focus on protecting the weak and old, rather than the whole society, with a multitude of victims on the long term. Ofcourse, I am concerned about that too, still having my parents aged 90 and 92. But even they get it that the survival of the whole society is more important than saving a few. But, what politician has the cohones (or brains) to make such a decision.

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Yogi / Hace about 1 month

Pablo Simons quote in another MDB piece sums it up nicely: “The measures in Spain are reactive, dragging our feet, with the feeling that there's no evaluation of whether they work and that something is done only because others took those steps," Spot on. Especially here on the island. They’ve done too little, too late. And here we are. Becoming ever more trapped in ever more senseless restrictions.

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