A government announcement will be made in the coming days.

12-08-2020Miquel À. Cañellas

Maria Antónia Font, the director-general for public health in the Balearics, said on Wednesday that decisions will be made in the coming days in order to address the rise in the number of coronavirus infections. On Tuesday, the figure of 228 new positive cases for a 24-hour period was the highest since the start of the pandemic.

Font pointed out that 90% of new cases are mild or asymptomatic. The health data are therefore very different to what they were on March 31, which was the day when the previous highest number of infections was recorded, and the situation with hospitals is also different. As most cases are not serious, the rise in the number of people being admitted to hospital is low.

In appealing for "responsibility", Font said that "each and every one of us should limit many of our social gatherings". "Although it is summer, we should phone each other more and see less of each other in order to protect the elderly. The less we interact, the more contagions we avoid."

Font did not specify what measures might be adopted, noting that the government would not be "copying exactly" any of the phases of the de-escalation process. "But we will reduce certain capacities, when we have a consensual decision as to those locations that are related to the latest cases."


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Helen / Hace about 1 year

It’s easy! Tell everyone to stop shaking hands and taking their masks off to kiss each other other when they meet up. We see this all the time and it’s infuriating.


Hugo Llorelias / Hace about 1 year

How many millions of people are facing real hardship because of the massive over reaction to what is a very mild virus? Does the director-general really care that little for people that she wishes to force more suffering on them?


adam / Hace about 1 year

you will all starve.


Yogi / Hace about 1 year

The numbers speak for themselves, mild or not. This is the first word they’ve made in weeks since complaining about the UK. And they’ve done nothing since then despite many saying “Do something, for God’s sake!” Nope. And still just talking about it.


Zoe / Hace about 1 year

if the number of infection is going up, but number of hospitalisation is low then it seems that herd immunity is building up. Maybe not such a bad thing providing people are careful so that the health system can cope. It has been said by the experts that as the virus goes around it either gets weaker or human body gets used to it. A little less social interaction, wearing masks, hand washing and hopefully gradually but steadily majority will build immunity and we can go back to normal. Been such a hard time specially for hospitality, we need good news , pray for that :)