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Smoking on a bar terrace in Ibiza

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Terrace smoking ban, masks in pharmacies ending this week

The Spanish government has finally given approval to a lifting of remaining Covid measures.

Andrew Ede04/07/2023 20:32

Face masks in pharmacies in Mallorca and Spain continue to be obligatory

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When will face masks in pharmacies cease to be obligatory?

It has been suggested that the requirement will "soon" be lifted.

Andrew Ede29/04/2023 09:28

Mask-wearing in Mallorca

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Masks no longer obligatory in some health establishments

The latest modification to the rules will come into effect next week.

Andrew Ede03/02/2023 08:33

Chinese travel agency in Palma, Mallorca


Palma Airport preparing Covid controls for Chinese passengers

The ministry of health will be giving greater detail about passenger controls next week.

Andrew Ede31/12/2022 07:13

Police outside the Hotel Bellver in Palma, Mallorca, where Spanish students were confined after a Covid outbreak

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Covid confinement of Spanish students in Mallorca was lawful

A Supreme Court decision brings an end to legal cases arising from the confinement in June 2021.

Andrew Ede09/12/2022 16:02

Demonstration against Covid restrictions in Mallorca in January 2021

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Prison sentences demanded for Covid restrictions protesters

An unauthorised protest in January 2021 became an "uncontrolled demonstration".

Andrew Ede21/10/2022 07:18

Mask-wearing on planes in Spain


Mandatory mask-wearing on public transport in Spain looks set to end

Masks are currently required on public transport but not in other situations where there are large gatherings of people.

Andrew Ede20/09/2022 09:05

Disinfecting tables in Menorca during the pandemic

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Balearic government facing claims because of Covid restrictions

The government will dismiss the claims, so they will almost certainly end up before the courts.

Andrew Ede05/08/2022 06:48

PCR testing

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Doctor accused of issuing false PCR tests is cleared

The doctor was the subject of a German TV investigation last year.

Andrew Ede20/05/2022 09:22

Covid patient in ICU at Son Llatzer Hospital, Palma.

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87 Covid deaths in the Balearic Islands in March

The Covid situation is different all over Spain and in Asturias and Galicia there's still concern over the BA2 ómicron variant.

29/04/2022 09:14

PCR testing in Mallorca

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Increase in Covid incidence among the over-60s

The over-60s age group is the only one that is currently being routinely tested.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter14/04/2022 08:21

Spain's health minister, Carolina Darias


An end to mask-wearing indoors: The guessing game continues

A date for lifting the need to wear masks indoors has been proposed. Will it be approved?

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/04/2022 12:08

Covid has not gone away, in fact is appears to be on the rise again in the Balearics.


Comment: It’s up to the people now

Covid has not gone away, in fact is appears to be on the rise again in the Balearics.

Humphrey Carter24/03/2022 09:38

Fernando Simón, director of the Centre for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies


Fernando Simón - indoor mask-wearing requirement could be lifted shortly

The director of the Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies believes masks are no longer necessary "in almost all scenarios".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter10/03/2022 12:15

Pedro Sánchez at a meeting of the PSOE federal committee


End in sight for the obligatory wearing of masks indoors

There will be a meeting on Thursday at which mask-wearing will be discussed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter06/03/2022 13:52

Vaccination in Mallorca

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Estimated 40% of the Balearic population have had Covid

Specifying the number of cases is difficult because of unreported cases and reinfections.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter05/03/2022 09:05

Despite relaxations of intertional flight regulations, ghost flights continued.


Comment: The pandemic ghosts

Despite relaxations of intertional flight regulations, ghost flights continued.

Humphrey Carter01/03/2022 10:17