Francina Armengol, President of the Balearic Government.

Francina Armengol, President of the Balearic Government.

07-01-2021Ultima Hora

The President of the Balearic Government, Francina Armengol has just confirmed that the Ministry of Health’s recommendation to lockdown Palma is being seriously considered, because of the rise in coronavirus infections in the capital.

All Ministry of Health proposals are on the table and being evaluated,” she said.

President Armengol made the announcement during a press conference to present the new road transport service in Alcúdia.

She said that the way forward will be clearer after the Governing Council meeting on Monday.

Experts are studying and evaluating possible measures,” she said. “At the moment, no further progress can be made.”


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Mark Badoer / Hace 9 months

Ryan, excellent point. Here is the link to the WHO, for people who want to read it:

But no, the lady with the weird dress sense knows better.


Ryan / Hace 9 months

John Feltham needs to brush up on his reading. The WHO has even come out to state unequivocally that Governments should not use lockdowns as a way to defeat this virus. This comes directly from the WHO’s website: “ these measures can have a profound negative impact on individuals, communities, and societies.” It’s quite mind boggling that some people actually request them.


Mark Badoer / Hace 9 months

Klaus seems a german name, but your sense of humor is brilliant. I now know two germans with a sense of humor!!


Klaus / Hace 9 months

Surely this doesn't include Son Vida residents? We employ too many people and pay too much tax to be lumped in with the hoi polloi.


John Feltham / Hace 9 months

Lockdown is only way to beat the virus and it needs in the all of malllorca


Yogi / Hace 9 months

It looks more of a jumper than a cardigan but either way it’s quite horrible.


Adamo / Hace 9 months

Would palma include the inside ring of the ma-20 and ma-1 or the outside as well?


Louisa / Hace 9 months

I live in El Moliner , portixol . Over the Christmas and new year period I saw groups of people all together outside on the beaches or in the park without masks , without social distancing .. where were the police? I did not see one police car and I live in front of the bike track .. not one police officer anywhere to break these parties up and do I can’t understand why there are no police anywhere . I got a fine for walking my dog without a lead in the park but no one comes when there are groups of people every night in El Moliner. The police are a joke here .


Mark Badoer / Hace 9 months

Does Armengol only own 1 cardigan? or is the the same photo every time?


Mark Badoer / Hace 9 months

But you can still go to work, bank, shopping, etc. So why call it a lockdown? Focus 100% of the efforts to get everybody vaccinated. That would be my priority.