Tomeu Mestre is on the verge of tears. The owner of the Restaurants the San Siro at the Playa de Palma has just learned that he has to close his restaurant for two months. "This is absurd," says the Mallorcan, "completely moronic".
The weekend had to be celebrated in a few hundred meters away, and "beer street" dozens of German tourists on the terraces of the Local open-air party, without the Mallorca applicable hygiene rules must be observed: no one was wearing breathing masks, no one kept the safety distance, as seen in photos.Hectic closure of the Local in the Playa de Palma
"But that's not our fault," says Mestres. "We have respected here with us all of the rules."
Even in distant Germany, the images of the crowded tourists had caused some turmoil. Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn, said: "We have to be very careful not to, that the ball man is a second Ischgl."
That, in turn, led to the island to hectic reactions and the closure of a number of Local in the Playa de Palma and in the main entertainment zone in the British Holiday capital of Magaluf. Also there behaved, some of the party-goers, tourists in addition."The worst thing that can happen, is a greater source of infection"
"We must not allow our Image abroad is suffering because of the misconduct of a few", said the Balearic tourism Minister, in a press conference on Wednesday noon. "Our message is: The Balearic Islands are a safe destination."
The months-long Corona curfew in Spain has hit the island particularly hard. The international tourism had resumed something of the journey of the Majorca's economy is dependent on. A majority of all workers employed in the sector.
"The worst thing that can happen to us now, is a major source of infection," said Minister päsidentin Francina Armengol. Business travelers will now run, at least in the remaining summer months in question.away with the dingy Image
the dramatic, with trade unions and employers associations, coordinated response, the government explained. That is not about only the hosts in the "beer street" will be punished with the closure of their Local, but also people like Tomeu Mestre, is due to the fact that his Restaurant is located in the so-called "ham street" – both roads are equally as the most important nightlife man", the many German tourists as a popular party beach of miles on the" ball in front of the gates of Palma.
The summer hustle and bustle of the leaders in the Balearic government has long been a thorn in the eye. The dingy Image of a cheap Saufdestination to get rid of would be only too happy. The San Siro is no rampant Drinking, but the whole of Tapas to eat in a civilized manner, not helped Tomeu more Mestres. It is a collateral damage.Joint Declaration of the hosts
advertise The hosts on the "beer street", in turn, in a joint statement to understanding. They wanted to make the tourists to make your holiday easy, in spite of the difficult conditions as nice as possible.
remain" in fact, the "ball man" much more than just these two streets, in which a total of not even a dozen Local are is. Within a few hundred metres, visitors can stop off at countless other Bars, Cafés and Restaurants. DW/J. Martiny Mallorca: the joke is over
How about in the "Münchner Kindl". Here is a cardboard panel informed the rules at the entrance to the guests about the hygiene. "Don't dance stay, sit", it says. And: "is fun allowed."
Manager Marcel Kortboyer knows Mallorca's Problem clientele for 20 years. "The young people drink a lot and forget then at some point your good upbringing.""Then we'll just go somewhere else"
the two young men from Frankfurt who are a little lost in the barricaded "beer street", came to the Party. "Then we'll just go somewhere else", they say. "There is still enough choice."
you might catch on the island with the Corona Virus, do not believe you, even if both of the requirement to wear a mask. "It is totally relaxed", they say. "There is in every German the crowded beer garden bigger."employees will be re-released
is Actually felt by an exuberant party atmosphere even in the late evening nothing. Most of the people sitting perfectly sitted at their tables. "No wonder," says Marcel Kortboyer by the Münchner Kindl: "You have now seen that the power of government seriously. The deters."
Tomeu Mestre has, meanwhile, left the grid in front of his Tapas Locally. In the pantry, oodles Tortillas are still there, with prawns swimming in garlic oil, mussels in tomato sauce. "I can throw away everything now," he says and shakes his head.
Eleven staff, he had been busy just after the end of the month-long curfew full again, he fired again. His only hope is that the re-forced break for him is true, perhaps, but a little shorter than threatened.
author: Jonas Martiny
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