The beach has not been named

The beach has not been named.

14-08-2020J. FURONES

At least 12 people contracted coronavirus at a beach in Majorca, according to Health Minister, Patricia Gómez, who says she is very concerned but declined to name the beach in question.

Minister Gómez and Dr Javier Arranz, Spokesperson for the Autonomous Committee for Infectious Diseases say the behaviour of 20-40-year-olds is very worrying because they are the ones most affected by the outbreaks, which mainly happen in the family environment.

They have appealed to people in that age group to exercise caution and be more aware of the danger of infecting others, especially those in risk groups.

The Healthcare Sector is not under duress at the moment, but as the number of coronavirus cases rises the pressure will increase.

There are a total of 1,411 hospital beds and 302 Intensive Care Unit places available in the Balearic Islands.

At the peak of the pandemic, 456 beds were occupied and on Wednesday 115 beds were occupied in the ICU, but only 17 of the patients are critically ill with Covid-19.


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clayton / Hace about 1 year

just out of interest how are they sure they caught it on the beach? Did they not buy a bottle of water from a shop before they went to the beach? Share a lift with other people or get on a bus, or dine inside in a restaurant the night before? How can they be sure it was from a beach???


Jane / Hace about 1 year

Disgraceful they will not name the beach. Yesterday on Son Matias beach 4 Swedish youths thought it hilarious to have a spiting competition in the sea! A few weeks ago the beach beds were being sprayed and wiped down with anti bacterial spray, now they just brush the sand off and rearrange them


Lizz / Hace about 1 year

Not naming the beach is totally irresponsible, no wonder the number of infections is rising


John Reeves / Hace about 1 year

How irresponsible of the health authorities to not name the beach in question? How can the public take evasive action unless they are clearly informed? What a totally unacceptable stance.


Stan / Hace about 1 year

Many local peope and their familys go to the Beaches beecause there are no Tourists and they have no work. The majority do not wear masks, and do not set up in safe distancing. The Virus rules are not being applied.