Tourism minister Iago Negueruela was having meetings in Palma and Berlin. | Jaume Morey
Hysteria and cancellations
While the seriousness cannot be played down, the hysteria can most certainly be played up. Coronavirus was spreading a fever of social psychosis. No one seemed immune. For Majorca and the Balearics, there was the concern - a big concern - about tourism. A government which has on occasion been accused of being anti-tourism was discovering, again, that tourism is all important. Thomas Cook had proved that, and now coronavirus was adding further proof.