According to certain national media sources, the wearing of face masks indoors will no longer be mandatory from April 19, with the exception of hospitals, health centres and care homes. On public transport, masks will also still be obligatory.
COVID-19 Data in the Balearic Islands. Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza y Formentera.
Following Thursday’s meeting between government, island council, employers and union representatives (the social dialogue table), health minister Patricia Gómez confirmed that the Covid passport will cease to be a requirement as from Saturday.
On Wednesday, Balearic health minister, Patricia Gómez, announced that people who are asymptomatic or have mild Covid symptoms will no longer receive telephone monitoring by the health service. This will continue for people in vulnerable categories even if they do not have symptoms.
Down on the Wednesday, the Thursday number of new positive cases of coronavirus is up again – to 750, 53 more than on Wednesday. There are 613 new cases in Mallorca, 73 in Ibiza, 59 in Minorca and five in Formentera.
Face-to-face care points have been set up in the Balearic Islands so that people can pick up their Covid Digital Certificate, which will be valid for Europe-wide travel and inter-island trips.
As had been expected, the Balearic High Court gave its endorsement on Thursday to the need to present the Covid certificate inside bars and restaurants with seating capacity of 50 or more and in all nightlife.
Oficialmente hoy es un gran día. Se estrena temporada alta y certificado digital europeo para facilitar la movilidad internacional y que como cada año lleguen oleadas de turistas al archipiélago.
Face masks won’t be necessary outdoors from this Saturday, provided people keep their distance from others.
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The Ministry included the issue of AstraZeneca on the Inter-territorial Health Council meeting agenda, after the meeting of the European Ministers of Health analysed the conclusions of the European Medicines Agency regarding the vaccine.
The German doctor at the centre of the alleged negative PCR test scandal in Mallorca has been named as Dr R. and he reportedly works at a Medical Centre in Santanyi.
The Wednesday report from the regional health ministry indicates 43 new positive cases of coronavirus, eight more than Tuesday. The test rate is up slightly to 1.44%, with 2,986 tests have been carried out – 415 more than in the Tuesday report.
The Balearic government has decided to allow large shopping centres to open this Saurday bringing forward their initial decision by a week. The move means that all the big out-of-town shopping centres and big department stores in central Plama will be able to open with reduced capacity.