Boost for British tourists in the Balearics, face masks off from Tuesday
The use of face masks is recommended in very busy enclosed spaces.
Masks no longer obligatory in some health establishments
The latest modification to the rules will come into effect next week.
End to wearing masks on public transport could be announced next week
It had been expected that any change would wait until March.
Inca Guardia Civil officer fined for breach of Covid rules
He was at an illegal outdoor drinking party in Cádiz.
Palma Airport preparing Covid controls for Chinese passengers
The ministry of health will be giving greater detail about passenger controls next week.
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.
Balearic hospitals preparing for anticipated flu and Covid wave
Covid cases among the over-60s are increasing.
Prison sentences demanded for Covid restrictions protesters
An unauthorised protest in January 2021 became an "uncontrolled demonstration".
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.
Balearic government facing claims because of Covid restrictions
The government will dismiss the claims, so they will almost certainly end up before the courts.
Reactivation of "Covid Express" centres for tests in Mallorca
More people needing to take sick leave.
Mallorca Covid peak expected in two to three weeks
The "seventh wave" continues to produce more infections.
Notification of 33 Covid deaths in the past week
Only three of these 33 deaths have been this month.
Doctor accused of issuing false PCR tests is cleared
The doctor was the subject of a German TV investigation last year.
Balearics Covid figures for Sunday, May 8
Age group incidence rates reflect different testing regimes.
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.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Sunday, April 24
The seven-day test rate is still up at 14%.
Increase in Covid incidence among the over-60s
The over-60s age group is the only one that is currently being routinely tested.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Tuesday, April 12
There has been a slight increase in Covid hospital admissions.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Sunday, April 10
The seven-day test rate has gone up slightly.
Balearics preference was for a staggered end to indoor mask-wearing
The Balearic government will be issuing recommendations about mask-wearing.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Sunday, 3 April
Test and incidence rates continue to fall.
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?
Covid hotels in the Balearics no longer needed
Nine hotels in all were used for Covid reasons.
No decision yet on indoor mask-wearing
The government taking things "step by step".
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".
End in sight for the obligatory wearing of masks indoors
There will be a meeting on Thursday at which mask-wearing will be discussed.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Sunday, March 6
Fifty fewer Covid patients on wards than a week ago.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Saturday, March 5
Incidence rates have gone up slightly.
Estimated 40% of the Balearic population have had Covid
Specifying the number of cases is difficult because of unreported cases and reinfections.
Covid caution still applying to fiesta events
A mass event outdoors is defined as one with 300 or more people.
Masks indoors will go when there is "consensus"
There needs to be consensus among Spain's regional governments.
Comment: The pandemic ghosts
Despite relaxations of intertional flight regulations, ghost flights continued.
Balearics no longer on Covid high-risk as cases fall, further restrictions lifted
2,177,588 doses of the vaccine have now been administered
As Covid indicators fall, vaccination slows right down
The test rate is less than half of what it was a month ago; the number of Covid patients in ICU exactly a half.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Sunday, February 27
A slight rise in the number of Covid patients on wards.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Saturday, February 26
The number of Covid patients on wards continues to drop.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Saturday, February 19
Another notable drop in the number of Covid patients on wards.
- Michael Schumacher could move to Mallorca permanently
- Palma, Mallorca is one of the most dangerous cities in Spain
- Council of Mallorca now says there will be no new tourist accommodation places anywhere
- No more tourist accommodation places in certain resorts - ever
- Easter air-traffic control worry for Mallorca
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