By Cathy Elelman • 25 March 2020 • 21:59
THE Spanish government has authorised the opening of six of Mallorca’s hotels as essential services during the coronavirus state of alarm.
The establishments in Palma and Playa de Palma are only allowed to put up medical personnel, transport workers who guarantee the supply of goods or employees in other strategic services, like water or energy supply and telecommunications.
The hotels must remain closed to the general public.
The Interior Ministry published the list of hotels in Spain authorised to provide this service today Wednesday in the BOE official State bulletin. There are 14 altogether in in the Balearic Islands. In Mallorca they are the Catalonia Majorica in Porto Pi, the Samaritana Suites in the centre of Palma, the Hotel Abelux in the Eixample distict of the island capital, and the Plaza Son Rigo, Jade and Pabisa Orlando in Playa de Palma.
Last Saturday the administrations contacted hotel federations to ask members to offer their establishments. According to reports priority was given to aparthotels and those in central locations and close to the port or airport.
The Government Delegation said the list could be further expanded according to need.
Under the state of alarm all other hotels in Mallorca, and across the whole country, must keep their doors shut.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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