German tourists arriving in Mallorca.

German tourists arriving in Mallorca. recent photo.

26-04-2021Ultima Hora

The Mallorcan Tourism Sector has been dealt another serious blow. An increase in coronavirus infections at the weekend will keep Germany in lockdown until June, according to Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, who said he didn’t expect mobility restrictions to be eased any time soon.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s cumulative incidence rate has risen to 166 per 100,000 people in 7 days.

"We need a timetable to get back to normal life, but it must be a plan that won't have to be revoked after a few days," Scholz told Bild am Sonntag newspaper. “The Federal Government should be able to outline clear steps for the summer by the end of May, which will allow restaurants to adjust their plans; give residents a chance to plan their holidays and clarify when theatres, football stadiums and concert venues can reopen.

Chancellor Angela Merkel imposed stricter measures to combat the rise in infections.

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Mallorcan / Hace 9 months

If lockdowns work, why is there a surge of cases in Germany? France? We cannot control the virus, it goes through population as any other virus and what we are doing is ruining life of 99% of the people that virus is not threat too while the venerable group still gets infected but maybe 3 days later than what would happen if no measures at all...

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Steve, Son Maties / Hace 9 months

Well, there isn't one. There's no way to get tourism back without that risk until we're all vaccinated here. Sorry....

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Jim / Hace 9 months

The sheer stupidity of opening up to the Germans at Easter is now being revealed. So, something like 40,000 arrived and probably many were carrying COVID. The Germans are now in lockdown until June and Mallorca has escalating COVID numbers. Instead of waiting 2 more months, when 4 million tourists could start to arrive, the tourist lobby in Mallorca have probably wrecked the summer business. Very smart. Why aren’t the local politicians thinking this through?

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