The Balearic Minister for Health.

The Balearic Minister for Health.

13-12-2021Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Balearic Ministry for Health today announced that Mallorca has been upgraded from level one to level two as the number of Covid cases continues to rise and that Covid passports will now be required to access bars and cafés with a capacity for more than 50 people.

Until now, the passport had only been required to enter restaurants and nightclubs, however, the government yesterday extended the scheme.

However, amidst the talk of a “sixth wave” of the virus sweeping across the Balearics, the Minister for Health, Patricia Gómez, insisted on the effectiveness of the vaccine and the importance of booster.

The Minister was accompanied by the director of Assistència Sanitària, Maria Eugènia Carandell, who confirmed that some 8,000 new doses have been administered on the islands since the Covid passports were introduced in the Balearics.

The highest number in one day was 943 on Thursday (December 9), the passport having come into effect on Saturday (December 4). Since then, 4,514 first doses have been administered - an average of 645 per day. By way of comparison, for the same week in October, the average was 433.

While the current average is up notably, it is nothing like the daily rate was at its peak. The most first doses in one day were 11,127 on June 28. The rate began to level off at around 1,000 or so by September before falling further.

“The over-sixty age group is of most concern. In this age group there is a large group vaccinated with Astrazeneca, and this pharmaceutical company’s product has reported a decrease in its effect against Omicron.

“We still have few cases of this new variant in the islands, but they are on the rise, that said, the situtaion is under control," said the health minister, who considers it essential to “speed up the booster vaccination” to reach Christmas in a better epidemiological situation than at present.

This means that, if necessary, health centres will be opened for vaccinations, as has been done in the past. According to Gómez, more vaccination centres will be made available to the public, “closer to the homes of the people we want to reach”.


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Sail / Hace about 1 month

S.African medical doctor that allegedly found the new moronic variant is very CLEAR in her message, nothing to worry and nothing to stress as it is mild symptoms. We all know that this is an agenda and the moronic variant was another push for their fascism on steroids. We are losing god given rights and freedoms and allowing the future of our kids to be lead by dictats full of diarrhoea and using non sustainable green energy to spew their lies. Besides that, news agencies like this I am sure are funded by government subsidies to push their narrative. This is not a anti-vax or denier, I am a person who sees fundamental rights and freedoms being eroded like the mangy segregated people like the 1920s to 1940s. Come on People if not for you then for your Kids.. let them see you are a father and mother that protects them in every way. Make them proud stand up against this sh*t show


Charles / Hace about 1 month

“We have the situation under control”. Now where have I read that before ?.


Rich / Hace about 1 month

Close everything and stop collecting all revenue for the government. I wonder what restrictions the government would mandate then?? It would be lives or cash.


dmartinfpro / Hace about 1 month

People want to trust a place where drinking a beer or having a coffee, so the Covid Passport is the most suitable tool.


Jerry / Hace about 1 month

Shocker... people gave a little freedom..and the government took some more. How do we not see this is the trend? These mandates do not work. Time for a new playbook. We all want to see an end to this, or at least how we can live alongside it...but using the same failing ideas doesn't make sense. The vaccines already proved they don't stand a chance once, twice and now a third time.