New Outbreak In Balearic Islands As 1st UK Flights Land

Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub EditorMichael LeidigAgency: Newsflash


A group of five people tested positive for COVID-19 in the second outbreak in the Balearic Islands in just a few days as the first British holidaymakers arrived on the islands yesterday.

The first person tested positive for coronavirus when they went to a health centre in the La Vileta neighbourhood in the city of Palma in the Balearic Island of Majorca in eastern Spain yesterday (Wednesday).

Local newspaper Ultima Hora report that local authorities activated the health protocol to find more cases in the person’s social circle and they confirmed another person who lived with them and three friends also tested positive for COVID-19.


One of the infected people, whose identities have not been reported, showed minor respiratory problems while the other four did not show symptoms and all of them are in self-isolation at home, Ultima Hora reports.

The mini-outbreak is the second registered in the Balearic Islands in recent days after a family of four reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in the tourist hotspot of Ibiza last weekend.

One member of the family of local residents tested positive for coronavirus in the Policlina Nuestra Senora del Rosario hospital on the island of Ibiza on Friday and three more on Saturday, according to the local Health Council.

Local newspaper Periodico de Ibiza report the four people, whose names have not been reported, are self-isolating at their homes as they either have mild symptoms not requiring medical treatment or are asymptomatic.


Local authorities report they are tracking new outbreaks through a network created by the health social service that allows health professionals to contain them as quickly as possible.

According to local newspaper Diario de Mallorca, 74 international flights landed at Palma de Majorca Airport including flights from London, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham as European borders were reopened yesterday (Wednesday).

The tour operator TUI UK is reportedly set to start operating flights again between the UK, Spain and Greece on 11th July, with 44 flights a week to destinations including Ibiza, Palma, Corfu, Creta, Kos, Rodas, Lanzarote and Tenerife.