We hope you are well and life under lockdown, wherever you are is not too stressful.
At Pikes, we were waiting for clear government guidelines before making any decisions regarding the hotel opening. However, we know you are eager for news, and the likelihood of official notification still seems distant, therefore, to avoid any further uncertainty we have sadly taken the decision now to close Pikes throughout April and May.
@Noudiari / Los casos en Ibiza de coronavirus ascienden a 47. 43 están siendo atendidos por el Área de Salud y tres en la Policlínica Nuestra Señora del Rosario, mientras que uno falleció. Así, Ibiza sigue con solo un caso de fallecimiento por coronavirus desde que saltó la alarma. Así que son...
@Noudiari / El portavoz del Comite Autonómico de Gestión de Enfermedades Infecciosas de las Islas Baleares, Javier Arranz, ha informado hoy de que Ibiza contabiliza un total de 67 casos positivos de coronavirus, con lo que el número de enfermos aumenta en nueve con respecto a ayer, viernes...
right, while it's far too early to be overly positive, here in spain, after two weeks of lockdown, the situation seems to get a little better. the number of daily new covid-19 cases is decreasing and the specialists believe we're past the peak of the spread of the pandemic.
there will still be thousands of new cases and sadly more deaths, but the numbers show the lockdown is working. it's a long road to go yet, but finally the numbers are getting better. on the balearics there are now 958 cases (specific ibiza numbers to follow in a bit) which means the growth has also slowed down here.
in a step to further decrease the spread, the central government is now going one step further and closes down all businesses that aren't deemed essential for the society. up until now, building sites and a few other businesses could still work but now this will be further limited. here's a link to an english article that explains it well --> https://english.elpais.com/politics...own-to-include-all-non-essential-workers.html all going well, this new decree should get approved this afternoon and get activated as from tomorrow 30th march. it runs until 9th april so right up until the easter bank holiday.
the state of alarm is currently still planned to run until 11th april. it isn't sure yet as to whether the government will extend it for another 15 days after that.
it is still too early to give any reliable forecast in regards to the ibiza 2020 season. optimists believe the island might get half a season (starting from july onwards maybe), pessimists say this summer is lost. we shall update this thread with any further news we get.
slowly but steadily things are looking better in the whole of spain. while there are still lots of new cases every day (mainly on the mainland, in the hotspots that are madrid and barcelona), the growth has been slowing in the past few days, the numbers of daily deaths is reducing, the emergency rooms in madrid and barcelona seem to be coping better and most importantly, the number of recovered patients is growing at a good pace now.
the central government has just confirmed the extension of the state of alarm until april 26th for the entire country. general consensus is it's the right thing to do - we're still far away from being in the clear, but three weeks into official lockdown, finally we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. as mentioned in the discussion thread, it takes discipline and patience of the entire population, but we'll get through this.
here are updated numbers for our beloved balearic islands and our home rocks, ibiza and formentera:
total cases: 1271
if you compare the figures of the last few days you can see we really should be through the worst now. obviously we are all hopeful at ibiza spotlight that the numbers keep going in that direction and that by may we are allowed out on the streets again. it's clear it'll take longer until 'normal life' will be restored, but after weeks of rapidly growing numbers, it's a relief to be able to report a better outlook. lo conseguiremos!