Majorca and Ibiza becoming more health conscious as third wave of COVID-19 hits Spain

Published on : Monday, October 12, 2020

Majorca and Ibiza are advancing safety measures as the third wave of virus attack continues in Spain. As the authorities are constantly monitoring the virus behavior, they have noticed that third wave of the attack has hit the cities. Unsure of people movement during the coming festive months, Spain is taking adequate steps to control virus spread.  The Balearic Islands is gearing up to face the third wave of coronavirus.

The Government of Balearic has already implemented contingency plan to handle new vires threats. They have contingency plans ready to face virus attack. Unless there is tourism revival the entire Covid situation will effect severely on Belearics. The Balearic government mentioned that the second wave however is declining and there are only 142 cases in the island out of the 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 130 in Majorca.

In the last seven days, the incidence on the island is 65. The positive rate for PCR tests is 3.62 per cent in the last two weeks. There have been 317 deaths in the Balearics since the pandemic began. The administration however is taking steps to control virus spread as mentioned in a press conference where they also discussed the evolution of the pandemic in Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera.

General Director of public health, Maria Antònia Font said they had bent the curve of the second wave and cases were going down but admitted that a third wave is likely to affect Spain very soon.One of the measures which would help with a third wave is the use of antigen tests which give a result in 20 minutes.

These can be used in schools, in residences or in ports and airports if a study carried out by the health department certifies their usefulness for asymptomatic cases, according to island newspaper Periodico de Ibiza.


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