DigameXtra No. 1594 Monday, April 6th 2020

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SUMMER SCHEDULE: No Sunday issues during the Summer break. Sunday issues will resume October 18th. Church listings normally posted on Sunday will be moved back to Fridays.

 CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation!  -Ed.

 

NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily. BEWARE OF FAKEBOOK HOAXES!

 

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Malagalingo Language School: Free meeting online for everyone!! You are not alone, join us!!!
We are going to contact in a group to chat for a while and stay in touch.
Every Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 13:00 p.m through the online tool Zoom in a group.
If you are interested in spending keep in touch, contact us to join:
MALAGALINGO
Facebook: malagalingo
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com

 

Prayer Requests: Due to the current situation, none of us can get to a church, so we have created a dedicated prayer team who are happy to give their time to pray for you and your friends or family, whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation.
Your request is a sacred trust and is kept confidential.
Prayer changes everything, take a step today and ask God to step in.
Submit a prayer request today and a team of people will commit to pray with you.
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Restaurants & Markets That Deliver

If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.

 

Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

Home delivery by Haveli: Haveli Restaurant – Since 1987
Nerja & Eastern Costa del Sol’s Premier Indian Restaurant
Cristo 44 (Post Office Street), Nerja
Make your day with some great food!
Choice of Indian and International dishes
Call 605110307 or 952524297
Free home delivery
You may also order a combo from our Indian Menu
Deliveries 7 days a week – 1 pm to 7 pm
We request payments in cash only.
(Menu pic coming soon)

 

Restaurant Meson Mudejar Food Delivery: We cover the areas of Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Corumbela, Sayalonga, Salares and Sedella.
DELIVERY ONLY ( delivery is free ).
682 489 949 please call or contact us on Whatsapp.
Deliveries 7 days a week. Please contact us one day before and we deliver the next day.
Our menu can be found on our website:
https://www.mesonmudejar.com/online-ordering
Payments in cash only.
Thank you and stay safe.

 

Granada: Voldistribución, the company that distributes Mahou & San Miguel beers, has launched the initiative “Stay at home. Voldis brings the bar to your house in Granada!”
Deliveries within 48 hours from the order and the shipments will have no cost beyond that of the products ordered. In addition to beer, customers may include wine, water, juices or preserves, among others.
Email: atencioncliente@aldimer.com
Mobile & WhatsApp: 660 746 355
Landline: 958 491 280

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro. 6 gb ram 64 storage screen size 6.39” Aluminum frame octa core 2.8 GHz. Mui version 11.03 Gorilla glass 5 super amoled screen 1080×2340 pixels 403 psi density 4000 mah battery fast ccharging 27 w quick charge 4+excellent phone. More pics on request. 200€ phone number 635149472: Erika, Torrox

 

Recommendations & Requests

Plumber in Nerja: Hi Naythan, firstly thank you for continuing to provide valuable information during these difficult and dangerous times. Can anyone out there recommend a plumber in or around Nerja to replace our water heater element which has just given up the ghost. Not sure whether this would be considered “an emergency “ under current regs. but will still be required when we get back to normal.
Thank you, Brian Page
Email: brianpage60 at hotmail dot com

 

Support from services: Firstly a big thank you for your daily efforts to keep us all informed with not just local but the world.
We just wanted to reassure everyone that even smaller things can take presidence over this crisis, we have had to call on the Guardia Civil to help with a threatening situation from a neighbour taking advantage of the lockdown. They were most helpful and not at all dismissive.
Keep safe
Susan and David, Canillas De AceItuno
david.grainger 58@ gmail .com

 

Homemade Face Mask:

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: There are circulating several hoaxes that well meaning people have spread to thousands of unsuspecting FB friends. To make it worse, some local authorities are making statements contrary to the official info on regional gov’t websites, and the local press is posting it as if it is undoubtedly true. Some FB users are even exploiting the crisis to gain “likes” on their FB pages by posting fake info posters designed to cause panic and get reposted by all their contacts, so as to harvest the “likes” the fake poster generates. That’s the social media world kids live in today. Anything for a taste of celebrity.
If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you can’t believe it!  -Ed.

 

For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/

 

World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 05, 2020, 23:45 GMT
www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,271,875
Total Deaths: 69,405

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 05, 2020, 23:45 GMT
http://www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 131,646
Total Deaths: 12,641

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 05/04/2020 12:17
https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus
There have been 8.301 confirmed cases in Andalucia, 432 more than day before. There have been 470 deaths, 44 more than the day before and 665 cured, 202 more than day before.

 

Malaga province: No reliable updates from Sunday as of publication time.

 

UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 05, 2020, 23:45 GMT
www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 47,806
Total Deaths: 4,934

 

Spain’s coronavirus crisis- Why the numbers are failing to show the full picture: Differences in reporting methods, a lack of testing and situational challenges mean the daily reports on deaths, infections and hospital admissions do not reflect the scale of the outbreak. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-04-05/spains-coronavirus-crisis-why-the-numbers-are-failing-to-show-the-full-picture.html

 

Daily coronavirus deaths continue downward trend in Spain, with 674 in the last 24 hours: Updated-05 APR 2020 – 12:44 CEST. The downward trend of daily deaths from the coronavirus continued on Sunday, with the latest number falling to 674, according to official figures supplied by the Health Ministry. This marks a fall of 135 compared to Saturday, which saw 809. Sunday’s figure is the lowest seen in 10 days. The highest total so far was reported on April 2, with 950 fatalities from Covid-19 in a 24-hour period.
The total number of deaths in Spain from the coronavirus now stands at 12,418, with 130,759 confirmed infections, a rise of 6,023 in the last 24 hours. New infections grew just 5% in the last day, however, which is the lowest rise since the health crisis began. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-04-05/daily-coronavirus-deaths-continue-downward-trend-in-spain-with-674-in-the-last-24-hours.html

 

Spain’s President to follow the South Korean model, will embark on mass testing & set up quarantine centres to hold persons with confirmed coronavirus but showing little or no symptoms: During his weekly video conference calls with all the presidents of Spain’s regions, he asked for a list of public and private buildings such as hotels, hostels and sports centres, which can be used as quarantine centres to house infected people, with few or no symptoms. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/05/spain-pm-to-embark-on-mass-testing-set-up-quarantine-centres-to-curb-covid-19/

 

Covid-19 Recovery Plan Opposition Being Silenced? Follow-up to yesterday’s article discussing the blackout of information regarding opposition parties complaints about the Spanish gov’t recovery plans: Spanish newspapers are now protesting against the filtering of their questions during gov’t press conferences. It seems there are some delicate issues the gov’t does not want discussed in the press. Refer to my article in yesterday’s issue of DigameXtra for a list of these topics the opposition parties are demanding answers to. While unlikely, if the opposition parties and press gang up on Sanchez, he may have to make new concessions before the lockdown extension is finalized Thursday, or risk the extension is voted down. Unlikely, but you never know. Spanish politics is unpredictible, and huge crowds can be assembled rapidly when people feel threatened by unpopular policies. Down in the south we don’t see much protesting, but in Madrid and Barca they are certainly prone to civil disobedience, large protests and strikes. Reference: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/05/spanish-news-outlets-stop-participating-in-government-held-press-conferences-as-a-protest-against-their-selective-interview-questions/

 

China is Fighting Back over Spain’s Covid-19 Kit Quality Complaints: Numerous nations, including Spain, have complained about substandard or faulty medical products that have been received from China. Spain last week rejected thousands of rapid test kits sent by a Chinese company after they were found to be faulty.
Chinese officials hit back over the defective medical supplies, saying that they “did not reflect the full facts.”
“In reality, there are various factors, such as China having different standards and different usage habits to other countries. Even improper use can lead to doubts over quality,” said Jiang Fan, from the Ministry of Commerce. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/05/china-is-fighting-back-over-spains-covid-19-kit-quality-complaints/

 

Rare, Huge Ozone Hole Over the Arctic: Last week, new research declared the once-worrying fissure in the ozone layer at the South Pole to be largely vanquished. But in March, a new hole opened in the ozone, this time on the other side of the world in the atmosphere above the Arctic. The hole will likely set a new benchmark for the largest ozone hole ever recorded in the North Pole. Fortunately, even though it’s three-times the size of Greenland, the tear is not likely to last long or be a danger to human health, reports Alexandra Witze in Nature. Full story: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/huge-ozone-hole-opens-over-arctic-rare-atmospheric-event-180974560/

 

How a discovery that brought us Viagra could help those battling the coronavirus: In 1992, the journal Science named nitric oxide “molecule of the year.” And in 1998, UCLA pharmacologist Louis J. Ignarro shared a Nobel Prize in medicine for uncovering nitric oxide’s role as a “signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.”
Nitric oxide may not be done yet. The colorless, odorless gas, inhaled through a mask or even from a small “flute,” is now being tested as an experimental treatment for COVID-19. It may also prove helpful in protecting healthcare workers on the front line of the pandemic from getting sick.
Note: Nitric Oxide (NO) is NOT the same as Nitrous Oxide (N2O) aka laughing gas. Nitric Oxide is one molecule of nitrogen, one of oxygen. Nitrous Oxide has 2 molecules of nitrogen, and one of oxygen. And that extra molecule of nitrogen changes the gas completely.
Full article: https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-04-05/viagra-discovery-could-treat-coronavirus-patients

 

NASA has developed an experimental fully electric plane with 14 motors on its wings. Take a closer look at the X-57 Maxwell: The Maxwell falls under NASA’s X-plane “experimental planes” category and is the first piloted X-plane in 20 years. Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-developed-fully-electric-plane-x-57-maxwell-2020-4?r=DE&IR=T

 

Pets

Dog lost frigiliana: Dog missing in frigiliana/campo called Diego he is chipped last seen Saturday lunchtime . Please contact Jackie 672170429

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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DigameXtra No. 1593 Sunday, April 5th 2020

Welcome to DigameXtra !

The content of this blog site comes from its subscribers/followers but is subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. The Editor is Naythan.

*Subscribe/follow to receive daily issues by email and gain submitting privileges.
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SUMMER SCHEDULE:
-Summer schedule. No Sunday issues in the Summer. This is the last Sunday issue before the Summer break. Sunday issues will resume October 18th. Church listings normally posted on Sunday will be moved back to Fridays once the lockdown is over.

 

CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation!  -Ed.

 

NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily. BEWARE OF FAKEBOOK HOAXES!

 

 All current Sponsors have received 30 day extensions to their Sponsorship expiration dates to compensate for the lockdown time we are experiencing. -Ed.

 

What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra!

Queen’s Coronavirus speech which will be aired on Sunday ‘will be deeply personal and echo her father’s words during WW2: It is only the fifth time The Queen has made such address to the nation during her 68 year reign, and it will see her ask Brits and the Commonwealth to take pride in helping one another. It will go out to millions around the country and the Commonwealth on television and radio at 8pm and could be the most watched and listened-to broadcast in British history. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/04/queens-coronavirus-speech-which-will-be-aired-on-sunday-will-be-deeply-personal-and-echo-her-fathers-words-during-ww2/

 

Readership Drive: While you have some extra time, please recommend subscribing to DigameXtra.com to all your friends. If they visit the online version, the signup is in the upper right column. Send them this link https://digamextra.com/

 

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Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Service Providers, send me your Youtube video link and I will put the video of your service in action here below your posts!
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

NOTICE! : Most services are closed or offering on-line services only, due to the pandemic. Please confirm services are not cancelled to avoid disappointment. -Ed.

 

Prayer Requests: Due to the current situation, none of us can get to a church, so we have created a dedicated prayer team who are happy to give their time to pray for you and your friends or family, whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation.
Your request is a sacred trust and is kept confidential.
Prayer changes everything, take a step today and ask God to step in.
Submit a prayer request today and a team of people will commit to pray with you.
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Restaurants & Markets That Deliver

If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.

 

Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

Home delivery by Haveli: Haveli Restaurant – Since 1987
Nerja & Eastern Costa del Sol’s Premier Indian Restaurant
Cristo 44 (Post Office Street), Nerja
Make your day with some great food!
Choice of Indian and International dishes
Call 605110307 or 952524297
Free home delivery
You may also order a combo from our Indian Menu
Deliveries 7 days a week – 1 pm to 7 pm
We request payments in cash only.
(Menu pic coming soon)

 

Restaurant Meson Mudejar Food Delivery: We cover the areas of Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Corumbela, Sayalonga, Salares and Sedella.
DELIVERY ONLY ( delivery is free ).
682 489 949 please call or contact us on Whatsapp.
Deliveries 7 days a week. Please contact us one day before and we deliver the next day.
Our menu can be found on our website:
https://www.mesonmudejar.com/online-ordering
Payments in cash only.
Thank you and stay safe.

 

Granada: Voldistribución, the company that distributes Mahou & San Miguel beers, has launched the initiative “Stay at home. Voldis brings the bar to your house in Granada!”
Deliveries within 48 hours from the order and the shipments will have no cost beyond that of the products ordered. In addition to beer, customers may include wine, water, juices or preserves, among others.
Email: atencioncliente@aldimer.com
Mobile & WhatsApp: 660 746 355
Landline: 958 491 280

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Wanted: Does any one have a unwanted potters wheel for sale? I am located in Frigiliana. Jane. +4417866635626 WhatsApp.

 

Recommendations & Requests

Cat-People Alerts:
-A Covid-19 infected cat has been confirmed in Belgium. As cats constantly lick themselves, an infected cat will be very risky to handle. References:
Summary, 1 page in plain language- https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.30.015347v1
Full 23 page study with technical jargon- https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.30.015347v1.full.pdf
-Cat in Belgium catches Covid-19 from an infected owner confirmed a week ago- https://nypost.com/2020/03/27/first-known-cat-infected-with-coronavirus-reported-in-belgium/
-I see people laying out catfood next to the trees lining Av. El Faro and Av García Peñalver, Torrox Costa. You need to know those areas are saturated with highly toxic chemicals when the street sterilizing crews come by. I suggest it would be better to feed them in the park and garden areas between the BLQs and the beach, or by the tennis courts. These chemicals are so strong it burns the feet of grown large dogs, as explained in an article in the April 2nd DigameXtra, here is the original article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/01/disinfection-killer-of-pets-sprayed-to-the-streets-of-the-costa-del-sol-costa-blanca-with-warning-to-dog-and-cat-owners/
-Torrox Costa places rat traps in the garden and lawn areas. They have recently refreshed the poison. Cats can be poisoned by mouse and rat poison by ingesting it directly themselves. These poisons are made to be enticing to eat, and cats can fall victim to this characteristic. Cats can also be poisoned by rodenticides secondarily, which means that they ingest the poison when they eat a rodent that consumed the bait. This creates a danger for cats even in homes where rodenticides aren’t put out. Rodents don’t die immediately when they consume these baits, so they can move to other areas and then be caught, killed, and eaten by a cat in an entirely different yard or home. The signs that will be presented by a cat that has ingested rodenticide will depend on the type of poison used in the product. Some signs might include:
-Pale gums
-Red, pin-point areas or large bruises on multiple areas of the skin, gums, or in the whites of the eyes
-Weakness, Lethargy or “drunk” appearance
-Bleeding from the nose or into the urine or stool
-Vomiting, Seizures
Reference: https://www.cathealth.com/cat-care/toxic-items/2469-mouse-poison-ingestion-in-cats

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: There are circulating several hoaxes that well meaning people have spread to thousands of unsuspecting FB friends. To make it worse, some local authorities are making statements contrary to the official info on regional gov’t websites, and the local press is posting it as if it is undoubtedly true. Some FB users are even exploiting the crisis to gain “likes” on their FB pages by posting fake info posters designed to cause panic and get reposted by all their contacts, so as to harvest the “likes” the fake poster generates. That’s the social media world kids live in today. Anything for a taste of celebrity.
If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you can’t believe it!  -Ed.

 

For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/

 

World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 05, 2020, 00:41 GMT
www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,201,473
Total Deaths: 64,678

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 03, 2020, 23:58 GMT
www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 126,168
Total Deaths: 11,947

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 03.04.2020
Coronavirus Total Cases: 7,869
New Cases: 495
Total Deaths: 376
New Daily Deaths: 50
Source: https://www.rtve.es/noticias/20200404/mapa-del-coronavirus-espana/2004681.shtml

 

Malaga province: Last Updated- 4 April 2020
Coronavirus Total Cases: 1905
New Cases: 261
Total Deaths: 110
New Daily Deaths: 12
Source: https://www.rtve.es/noticias/20200404/mapa-del-coronavirus-espana/2004681.shtml

 

UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 02, 2020, 23:00 GMT
http://www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 41,903
Total Deaths: 4,313

 

Pedro Sánchez plans to extend state of alarm in Spain until 26 April, but it’s not a done deal as most of the media would lead you to believe: The Spanish government has announced its plans to extend the state of alarm currently in force to curb the spread of coronavirus for two more weeks, until 26 April. The current two-week emergency period ends on 11 April and the new extension will need to be passed by MPs in Spain’s Congreso.
The government now has to seek the support of opposition groups so that the extension of the state of alarm, allowing an extension of the lockdown, can be approved by MPs in Congreso. The decision to extend the state of alarm is expected to be formalised in a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday and voted by MPs on Thursday.
http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202004/04/pedro-sanchez-extend-state-20200404150702.html
However, at least 2 opposition groups, that in theory have confirmed they will support the motion to extend, have threatened to remove their support, and now have Sanchez over a barrel. There is a growing cross-party movement that is angry about the situation for several reasons, and if these are not satisfactorily negotiated the opposition groups may block the extension:
-Businesses and individuals want to know why banks get bailouts from public funds but the small guys who provided those public funds get loans that must be repaid. They want rent & utility bill freezes, not loans.
-Many are finding that they do not qualify for relief programs, especially low wage earners, immigrants and domestic workers. They say those with the least savings, that are suffering the most, are receiving the least in relief. Protests supporting this position, in defiance of the lockdown, have been threatened by radicals in Barcelona and Madrid.
-Many are reporting the funds they are applying for are already exhausted.
-Some report they are told they will need to wait 20-25 weeks before relief checks are issued.
-Some cash businesses cannot prove they have lost the required 75 percent of income necessary to qualify, so they will receive no relief benefits.
-Sanchez’ 200B Euro recovery package is based on the private sector providing more than half the funding for this. The Spanish economy was struggling before the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people do not believe that there is a spare 100B Euros in the private sector to make that large a contribution. Or if the private sector does provide that much, they will simply pass on the expense to the citizens in the form of higher prices and reduced services.
-Labor unions and small business associations are demanding that the lockdown conditions be modified to focus on high risk groups like the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions or compromised immune systems. They say low risk sectors should be allowed to return to work. Note: My sources of these disputes listed above are several radio shows I listened to Saturday morning, including TRE Radio and RNE 1 Radio Nacional.

 

New study reveals existing widely available anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin can kill coronavirus within 48 hours: According to BDI’s Dr Kylie Wagstaff, who led the study, the drug Ivermectin stopped the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture within 48 hours. “We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,” Dr Wagstaff said.
Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug that has also been shown to be effective in vitro against a broad range of viruses including HIV, Dengue, Influenza and Zika virus. Dr Wagstaff, however, cautioned that the tests conducted in the study to date were in vitro and that trials still needed to be carried out in people. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/04/new-study-reveals-existing-widely-available-anti-parasitic-drug-can-kill-coronavirus-within-48-hours/

 

The Government will lift the restriction on non-essential activities after Easter: (This is a Google translation, so forgive the grammatical errors) Sánchez has announced that they will not prolong exceptional measures for economic “hibernation” beyond April 9th, in reference to the recoverable paid leave that the Government approved by decree since last Monday the 27th for activities and jobs not considered essential due to the approaching of the Holy Week festivity. “It was necessary to contribute to the control of the epidemic according to the opinions of all the experts, but once the rubicon of Easter, the state of alarm will continue as it was without the exceptional measures once the term for which they were set expires, “explained the chief executive.
However, Sánchez has prescribed “an extraordinary precaution” in the face of the evolution that the pandemic may continue to have. “We will be with the antennas on to react as soon as possible to any hint of a spike in the virus, ”he warned. “We don’t let our guard down.”
“I already announced that more days will come of alarm status ”, he acknowledged, however. The Prime Minister has announced in any case that this extension of the state of alarm for another fifteen days will not be the last. “Logically, the state of alarm, and the exceptional measures that we are going to have to take are not going to last another fifteen days, they are going to last one more time“, It has been recognized. “It will be the least possible, depending on the effectiveness of the measures that we are deploying and the degree of compliance that we all Spaniards will have over the next few weeks, but logically, they will be more than fifteen days.” At the end of April, therefore, “it will not be over.”
Sánchez has hoped, however, that after April 25 some of the restrictions on citizen mobility can be relaxed. It will be possible to start from then on, as he has admitted, to “recover some spaces of social relationship that we have lost to protect our lives and the lives of our loved ones. ” All this, depending on the measures imposed and the degree of compliance of the company. “More days will come from the state of alarm, but not the same, it will be different, we will begin to recover something of our personal, economic and social life,” he explained. Source (Spanish): https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20200404/48303146208/gobierno-levantara-restriccion-actividades-no-esenciales-tras-semana-santa.html

 

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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Torrox: 952 539 828
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DigameXtra No. 1592 Saturday, April 4th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation!  -Ed.

 

NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily. BEWARE OF FAKEBOOK HOAXES!

 

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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 15 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain
Scheduled and unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
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CURRENTLY WE ARE NOT UNDERTAKING ANY TRIPS .
Hopefully back up and running again soon.
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled and dedicated trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at Scheduled approximately the same time every month.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Full insurance with British Insurance Company.Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and South Wales in UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
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Interpreter: Hello everyone,
I hope you are all safe and well and not too bored with your incarceration.
I just wanted to tell you that, although the hospitals and health centres are cancelling most non essential appointments, the emergency departments of both, are still there if you need them.
Likewise, I’m on the end of the phone if you need any help. If I can help, I will.
Stay safe , stay well.
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Restaurants & Markets That Deliver

If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.

 

Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

Home delivery by Haveli: Haveli Restaurant – Since 1987
Nerja & Eastern Costa del Sol’s Premier Indian Restaurant
Cristo 44 (Post Office Street), Nerja
Make your day with some great food!
Choice of Indian and International dishes
Call 605110307 or 952524297
Free home delivery
You may also order a combo from our Indian Menu
Deliveries 7 days a week – 1 pm to 7 pm
We request payments in cash only.
(Menu pic coming soon)

 

Restaurant Meson Mudejar Food Delivery: We cover the areas of Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Corumbela, Sayalonga, Salares and Sedella.
DELIVERY ONLY ( delivery is free ).
682 489 949 please call or contact us on Whatsapp.
Deliveries 7 days a week. Please contact us one day before and we deliver the next day.
Our menu can be found on our website:
https://www.mesonmudejar.com/online-ordering
Payments in cash only.
Thank you and stay safe.

 

Granada: Voldistribución, the company that distributes Mahou & San Miguel beers, has launched the initiative “Stay at home. Voldis brings the bar to your house in Granada!”
Deliveries within 48 hours from the order and the shipments will have no cost beyond that of the products ordered. In addition to beer, customers may include wine, water, juices or preserves, among others.
Email: atencioncliente@aldimer.com
Mobile & WhatsApp: 660 746 355
Landline: 958 491 280

 

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Home Delivery: Hi Naythan, printed in Digame recently is a list of places offering home delivery for food etc.
I have difficulty finding anyone in my locality who is offering the same service as mentioned in Digame, around Torrox and El Morche
I live in between Torre del Mar and Velez-Malaga.
I tried the Velez town hall website but no mention of this sort of assistance.
I am single and without transport, the few people I know cannot help me as they are fearful of going out and will only do so on their own. I am 67 and I have underlying health problems which would certainly could have serious implications.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Ian
Email: protonmale@protonmail.com

 

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: There are circulating several hoaxes that well meaning people have spread to thousands of unsuspecting FB friends. To make it worse, some local authorities are making statements contrary to the official info on regional gov’t websites, and the local press is posting it as if it is undoubtedly true. Some FB users are even exploiting the crisis to gain “likes” on their FB pages by posting fake info posters designed to cause panic and get reposted by all their contacts, so as to harvest the “likes” the fake poster generates. That’s the social media world kids live in today. Anything for a taste of celebrity.
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World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 03, 2020, 23:58 GMT
www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,097,810
Total Deaths: 59,140

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 03, 2020, 23:58 GMT
www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 119,199
Total Deaths: 11,198

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 03.04.2020 @ 23:01
Coronavirus Total Cases: 7,374
New Cases: 376
Total Deaths: 376
New Daily Deaths: 33
Source: https://www.marca.com/en/more-sports/2020/04/03/5e8708d022601dc0388b45ff.html

 

Malaga province: Last Updated- 2 April 2020 @ 22:55
Coronavirus Total Cases: 1905
New Cases: 261
Total Deaths: 98
New Daily Deaths: 5
Source: https://www.rtve.es

 

UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 02, 2020, 23:00 GMT
http://www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 38,168
Total Deaths:3,605

 

Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa has just hinted that the government is considering making face masks compulsory for Spain’s population in a bid to combat Covid-19 (coronavirus): We are “very probably” going to recommend the general use of face masks for the whole of Spain’s population, stated Illa. “We are studying the measures right now and how to implement this.”
He added that he could not provide more information just yet, but confirmed that the government is seriously considering the matter, along with extending the lockdown until April 26. Spain’s President, Pedro Sanchez, is expected to get the lockdown extension approved in parliament tomorrow. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/03/breaking-news-spain-set-to-make-face-masks-compulsory-to-combat-covid-19/

 

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 1591 Friday, April 3rd 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation!  -Ed.

 

NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily. BEWARE OF FAKEBOOK HOAXES!

 

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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  Greek House. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 18:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, by reservation only, on telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

Casa Magel: Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
We are now taking bookings for spring breaks and summer getaways.
-Our ever popular 2 night stay with breakfast and 1 evening 3 course meal for 2 with wine is still available at a cost of 120€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
-3 nights stay with breakfast, I evening 3-course meal for 2 with wine and an evening of tapas in a local bar at a cost of 175€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
Our rooms are nicely decorated and furnished and with comfy beds.
We have a large garden and an Andalucian fully fitted kitchen area with BBQ and comfortable outside space for our guests to use. Large pool in season.
There are lots to do in the area, walk the famous Camino Del Rey, visit the beautiful Ardales lakes.
Antequera is a must to visit, a beautiful town with 27 churches, the most for a town in Spain.
The rock formations at El Torcal are an unforgettable sight.
We are close to an organic Bodega where you can have a tour with tapas for 20€ per person or add an extra 15€ per person and finish with 3-course lunch with wine, all in all, a great experience.
The house is lovely, the food is yummy, the hosts are friendly and welcoming and the views and sunsets are amazing
You can book extra nights for 55€ per room.
Looking for that perfect present for that special person, well here it is.
We can provide personalised vouchers, for birthdays, anniversaries or just to treat someone.
Contact Casa Magel at casamagel@yahoo.com
website http://www.casamagel.com or
ring 722879503/ 632298062.
We get booked up quite quickly so don’t miss out on that special date.

 

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Restaurants & Markets That Deliver

If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.

 

Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

Home delivery by Haveli: Haveli Restaurant – Since 1987
Nerja & Eastern Costa del Sol’s Premier Indian Restaurant
Cristo 44 (Post Office Street), Nerja
Make your day with some great food!
Choice of Indian and International dishes
Call 605110307 or 952524297
Free home delivery
You may also order a combo from our Indian Menu
Deliveries 7 days a week – 1 pm to 7 pm
We request payments in cash only.
(Menu pic coming soon)

 

Restaurant Meson Mudejar Food Delivery: We cover the areas of Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Corumbela, Sayalonga, Salares and Sedella.
DELIVERY ONLY ( delivery is free ).
682 489 949 please call or contact us on Whatsapp.
Deliveries 7 days a week. Please contact us one day before and we deliver the next day.
Our menu can be found on our website:
https://www.mesonmudejar.com/online-ordering
Payments in cash only.
Thank you and stay safe.

 

Granada: Voldistribución, the company that distributes Mahou & San Miguel beers, has launched the initiative “Stay at home. Voldis brings the bar to your house in Granada!”
Deliveries within 48 hours from the order and the shipments will have no cost beyond that of the products ordered. In addition to beer, customers may include wine, water, juices or preserves, among others.
Email: atencioncliente@aldimer.com
Mobile & WhatsApp: 660 746 355
Landline: 958 491 280

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Recommendations & Requests

Hi hope you are all safe and well photo of me with bell ringing to support all our services . Cheers Dorothy xx nerja ; dorothyallenpl @ gmail . com

 

Repeat prescriptions from abroad: I thought this might be reassuring for some readers who live in other EU countries than Spain. I have a friend with health problems who lives in France and part time in Spain. He had a prescription from France for all his medication. I took it to the pharmacy on Torrox Costa and they said as long as they had the same drugs there was no problem issuing them. I got them all and with wonderful friendly service.
Torrox Pueblo, Katrina, katrinadelsol at yahoo . co . uk

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: There are circulating several hoaxes that well meaning people have spread to thousands of unsuspecting FB friends. To make it worse, some local authorities are making statements contrary to the official info on regional gov’t websites, and the local press is posting it as if it is undoubtedly true. Some FB users are even exploiting the crisis to gain “likes” on their FB pages by posting fake info posters designed to cause panic and get reposted by all their contacts, so as to harvest the “likes” the fake poster generates. That’s the social media world kids live in today. Anything for a taste of celebrity.
If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you can’t believe it!  -Ed.

 

For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/

 

World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 02, 2020, 22:44 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,012,455
Total Deaths: 52,931

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 02, 2020, 22:47 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 112,065
Total Deaths: 10,348

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Updated- April 02, 2020 11:47 CEST
Total Coronavirus Cases: 6,972
New cases: 580
Total Deaths: 343
New Deaths: 35
Source: https://www.marca.com/en/more-sports/2020/04/02/5e85a42222601d1c4c8b45cc.html

 

Malaga province: Last Updated- 2 April 2020 @ 22:55. https://www.rtve.es/
Coronavirus Total Cases: 1644
New Cases: 180
Total Deaths: 93
New Daily Deaths: 16

Malaga has another 16 coronavirus (Covid-19) victims in the last 24 hours – more than double yesterday’s seven – taking the province’s death toll to 93.
It also diagnosed 180 new Covid-19 cases – compared to yesterday’s 115, totalling 1,644. Around 917 have been hospitalised, of which 74 are in intensive care. Around 101 patients are said to have totally recovered so far. Malaga remains the most infected province in the region. Source: Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/02/covid-19-deaths-on-costa-del-sol-double-overnight-as-new-cases-continue-to-soar/

 

UK Coronavirus: Last updated- April 02, 2020, 23:00 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 33,718
Total Deaths: 2,921

 

United Nations wants a 10% global tax and wants it now! : The IMF has announced that the world has entered into a recession as bad or worse than in 2009. The report calls for a new recovery fund to be created of at least 10 percent of global GDP! If countries accept the plan the United Nations would be given approximately 8.7 trillion USD annually, an unprecedented amount that would be 2,900 times greater than the UN’s 2020 budget of 3 billion USD. The proposed plan would effectively place the UN charge of propping up the economies of the world during the coronavirus crisis, placing it in charge of 10% of global income. Talk about not letting a good crisis go to waste. Read the official press release: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/un_brand_sg_press_release_march31_2020_10am.pdf

 

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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DigameXtra No. 1590 Thursday, April 2nd 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation!  -Ed.

 

NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

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Edinburgh festival suspends its 2020 edition due to coronavirus: For the first time in over seventy years, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe will not be held in August 2020. In a joint statement, the associations that plan these events specified that the Art Festival, the Book Festival and the Festival of Military Music Bands, known as Royal Military Tatto, will not take place either. Full story: https://spainsnews.com/edinburgh-festival-suspends-its-2020-edition-due-to-coronavirus/

 

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Restaurants & Markets That Deliver

If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.

 

Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

Home delivery by Haveli: Haveli Restaurant – Since 1987
Nerja & Eastern Costa del Sol’s Premier Indian Restaurant
Cristo 44 (Post Office Street), Nerja
Make your day with some great food!
Choice of Indian and International dishes
Call 605110307 or 952524297
Free home delivery
You may also order a combo from our Indian Menu
Deliveries 7 days a week – 1 pm to 7 pm
We request payments in cash only.
(Menu pic coming soon)

 

Restaurant Meson Mudejar Food Delivery: We cover the areas of Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Corumbela, Sayalonga, Salares and Sedella.
DELIVERY ONLY ( delivery is free ).
682 489 949 please call or contact us on Whatsapp.
Deliveries 7 days a week. Please contact us one day before and we deliver the next day.
Our menu can be found on our website:
https://www.mesonmudejar.com/online-ordering (Note: website did not work for me in Firefox but did work with Chrome/Opera. -Ed.)
Payments in cash only.
Thank you and stay safe.

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Wanted: Remote control. Does anyone by chance have one of these remotes stowed away and are happy to sell, for MXQpro box. Can collect. thank you. Elizabeth, Caleta phone 648917219

 

Wanted: Canvas cloth+waterproof cloth. Please can anyone donate canvas cloth and waterproof cloth to make the gowns masks and hats for the Frontline workers. The cloth can be collected. They are also looking for thread, elastic and plastic to make facemasks. There is now a drop off point in Eroski as shown on the photo to put threads elastic etc in. Please call me (Sheila) on 640569988 or Joshua on 640569988 to arrange pick up of material.

 

Wanted: Sat Dish. Can anybody tell me where I can get a 1.2 meter satellite dish, if you have any information or that you have one to sell please email me on-
mikestevenitt@gmail.com
Frigiliana, Mike

 

Recommendations & Requests

Renewing prescriptions: Calling vs Using App.
We have successfully renewed our prescriptions without a visit. We used the phone service and held for an operator, after many tries we got through early morning. I did not ask for an interpreter as I speak ‘merely adequate’ Spanish and did not want to end up on hold longer, they were very helpful.
I was asked for my health service number and which consultaria we used and told my doctor would phone me.
This resulted in an appointment marked ‘demanda administrativa’ three days later, though it said was at 12:30 but the doctor actually phoned at 9:00. My doctor was very helpful and renewed everything for a year, including a medication from a hospital specialist which he at first said would have to be authorised.
We also phoned our local chemist and asked them to check that they had everything we needed (including some none prescription items) before we went. They had to order one item so we went that afternoon and it was a quick visit because it was all ready.
Since then I have noticed that the web site offers the options of prescription renewal, or a telephone consultation, when you make an appointment.
The telephone app, however, is not offering any appointments, at least not in our area.
margaret, benajarafe, ron_margaret at hotmail dot co dot uk

 

Medication and your health card: I called my health centre yesterday In El Morche and they adjusted my meds for me on my card. Also if you need to talk to your doctor about anything, they will call you back and help you. They do not want you to go there or to the hospital so will help as much as they can over the telephone. I was helped very well indeed, I imagine that all health centres work this way at the moment..
Just give them your card number and they will do the rest.
El Morche centro de salud tel is 951 28 95 36
Susana , El Morche s m o k e y b e a g l e t j e @ g m a i l. c o m

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: There are circulating several hoaxes that well meaning people have spread to thousands of unsuspecting FB friends. To make it worse, some local authorities are making statements contrary to the official info on regional gov’t websites, and the local press is posting it as if it is undoubtedly true. Some FB users are even exploiting the crisis to gain “likes” on their FB pages by posting fake info posters designed to cause panic and get reposted by all their contacts, so as to harvest the “likes” the fake poster generates. That’s the social media world kids live in today. Anything for a taste of celebrity.
If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you can’t believe it!  -Ed.

 

For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/

 

World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 01, 2020, 23:35 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 934,519
Total Deaths: 47,178

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 01, 2020, 23:37 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 104,118
Total Deaths: 9,387

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 01/04/2020 22:11 CEST. Source: https://www.marca.com/en/more-sports/2020/04/01/5e84670146163fd72c8b4569.html
Total Coronavirus Cases: 6,392
Daily New Cases: 574
Total Deaths: 308
Daily New Deaths: 60

 

Malaga province: Last Updated 22:25 April 1st 2020
https://www.rtve.es/buscador?q=coronavirus&sort=timestamp
Coronavirus Total Cases: 1.464
New Cases: 116
Total Deaths: 77
New Daily Deaths: 7

 

UK Coronavirus: Last updated-
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 29,474
Total Deaths: 2,352

 

Info From Radio Show Regarding Lockdown Extension: Despite nobody from the Spanish government making such an announcement, the President of the Regional Government of Andalusia let slip that there could be at least another month of confinement in the country.
“The confinement period could last until the end of April, the beginning of May,” Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla explained on Radio Sevilla. Source: https://www.marca.com/en/more-sports/2020/04/01/5e84670146163fd72c8b4569.html

 

Spain confirms it’s in ‘stabilisation phase’ having reached Covid-19 peak & heading in right direction: Updated 1 April 2020 @ 20:31
Spain’s Health Minister Salvador Ella officially declared that Spain is in ‘stabilisation phase’ of containing the coronavirus outbreak and that ‘we are heading in the right direction.’
Also taking part in the daily press conference remotely, Fernando Simón, the Director of Coordination Centre for Health Alerts Health at the Ministry of Health, said: “The data indicates that we have already reached the peak and that we are on the way down the curve.”
According to the President of the Spanish Medical Society for Emergencies, Juan Armengol, “There is a general impression that the number of patients are falling. Numbers in ICU have fallen in Madrid, while the rise has moderated or been halted in other regions, such as Catalonia.”
Torrejón de Ardoz Hospital’s Chief of Intensive Medicine, María Cruz Martín Delgado also confirmed that the pressure appears to be easing off. “In the last 48 hours, not only are emergency cases down, but admissions on the wards and in ICU have fallen, from four or five a day to just two,” she stated. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/01/spain-confirms-its-in-stabilisation-phase-having-reached-covid-19-peak-heading-in-right-direction/

 

Disinfection KILLER of pets sprayed to the streets of the Costa del Sol & Costa Blanca with warning to dog and cat owners: Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca streets have been sprayed with disinfection solutions against coronavirus but beware its a danger to animals.
As the councils quite rightly so spray the streets of the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca with high powered disinfection solutions to save lives of humans from the coronavirus it’s taking its toll on dogs, cats and other wildlife. Dog owners/ walkers need to be especially aware as some dogs have been severely injured and some resulting in death after licking their paws after walks.
Much wildlife has also suffered from the powerful solutions used as they lay dead on the streets of the Costa del Sol this morning after recently being sprayed. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/01/disinfection-killer-of-pets-sprayed-to-the-streets-of-the-costa-del-sol-costa-blanca-with-warning-to-dog-and-cat-owners/

 

Around 36 residents associations have called on the government to close down tourist apartments during the coronavirus crisis: The basis of the complaint that they believe them to be “a source of expansion of the Covid-19 health risk during the state of alarm.” The federations and associations are calling for access to platforms such as Niumba, Airbnb and Booking to be blocked while the confinement measures are in place. Source: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-04-01/coronavirus-cases-in-spain-now-exceed-100000-with-more-than-9000-total-deaths.html

 

Facebook’s service go down for users across the US and Europe: Updated 2 April 2020 @ 00:05. Tens of thousands of users across the globe are unable to access all of Facebook’s services, including Instagram and WhatsApp after a widespread outage. Its suspected to be caused by a high number of usage across the globe as billions of people are under lockdown amid Coronavirus. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/02/all-of-facebooks-service-go-down-for-users-across-the-us-and-europe/

 

Info For ZOOM Users: Zoom is facing questions about how private or secure it really is. The news- Video conferencing platform Zoom claims it uses end-to-end encryption, but it is still able to access video and audio from meetings hosted on its app, The Intercept reported yesterday. On the same day, Vice revealed that Zoom is leaking thousands of users’ email addresses and photos, and letting strangers try to initiate calls with each other. That’s because users with the same domain name in their email address are being grouped together as if they work for the same company. Zoom told Vice that it has now blacklisted these domains. Zoom is also facing a class action lawsuit because users claim it did not obtain their proper consent before sharing some of their data with Facebook.
There’s also the widely reported problem of Zoombombing, where trolls intrude on open meetings (those without passwords) to hijack screen-sharing features. This prompted the FBI to issue a statement warning people to password-protect Zoom meetings. We contacted Zoom for comment but it had not responded by the time this was published.
Full article: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615430/zoom-is-facing-questions-about-how-private-or-secure-it-really-is/

 

More ZOOM Trouble: Unpatched Zoom App Bug Lets Hackers Steal Your Windows Password. To steal the login credential of user running zoom for Windows, all an attacker needs to do is sent a crafted URL (i.e. http://www.example.com/abc_file) to the victim over its chat interface and wait for the victim to click it once. Besides stealing Windows credentials, the flaw can also be exploited to launch any program already present on a targeted computer or downloaded as part of the attacker’s social engineering campaign.
Zoom has already been notified of this bug, but since the flaw has not yet been patched, users are advised to either use an alternative video conferencing software or Zoom in your web browser instead of the dedicated client app. Full story at: https://thehackernews.com/2020/04/zoom-windows-password.html

 

Didn’t we learn anything from the lightbulb fiasco? : A few years ago authorities removed the distribution of the reliable, landfill friendly standard lightbulbs, requiring us to replace them with new style compact fluorescent lightbulbs that are so toxic you heed a hazmat team to cleanup if you break one and LEDs that contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially dangerous substances. These new ones cost 5 to 10 times as much, but last no longer than a good quality old-style lightbulb. In NYC there are buildings where the original Edison lightbulbs from the 1930s are still burning brightly, bulbs built before the concept of planned obsolescence infected the manufacturing sector.
Now Brussels in their infinite wisdom is planning to do the same thing with replacable batteries. The new community regulation that regulates the design and distribution of external batteries in order to make them “more efficient” and achieve a “reduction of polluting emissions” comes into effect this Wednesday, the European Commission (EC) has announced. Read the full story: https://spainsnews.com/brussels-tightens-energy-efficiency-regulation-for-external-batteries/ and https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/led-lightbulb-concerns/ and https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-compact-fluorescent-lightbulbs-dangerous/

 

New Line of Smartphones With High End Features At Budget Prices by Realme Mobile to be released this week : These sites are in English.
€199 – https://buy.realme.com/es/goods/119 (has 48MP camera w/ ultra wide angle!)
€179 – https://www.realme.com/es/realme-6i (has 48MP camera!)
€169 – https://buy.realme.com/es/goods/127
€139 – https://www.realme.com/es/realme-c3

 

Almuñecar’s old covered market to come down: Almunecar Town Hall announced plans to demolish the Municipal Market. Although construction work is postponed under the present lockdown regulations, the market’s demolition is classified as urgent and must be completed on safety grounds. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/01/almunecars-old-covered-market-to-come-down/

 

Sweet future for Maro’s old sugar factory: Nerja’s local government reactivated reclassification of 250 hectares of agricultural land in Mara. The town hall now intends to go ahead with Sociedad Azucarera Larios plans for an 18-hole golf course with 680 properties and several hotels. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/01/sweet-future-for-maros-old-sugar-factory/

 

Marriott Suffers Second Breach Exposing Data of 5.2 Million Hotel Guests: International hotel chain Marriott today disclosed a data breach impacting nearly 5.2 million hotel guests, making it the second security incident to hit the company in recent years. The incident exposed guests’ personal information such as contact details (name, mailing address, email address, and phone number), loyalty account information (account number and points balance), and additional information such as company, gender, dates of births, room preferences, and language preferences. Source: https://thehackernews.com/2020/03/marriott-data-breach.html

 

Coronavirus: Spain bans funeral ceremonies and limits burials to just three mourners. Spain on Monday banned funeral ceremonies, including vigils at home, and decreed that no more than three people could attend burials as the government struggles with thousands of fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic.
Madrid announced that “religious celebrations and civilian funeral ceremonies are postponed until the end of the alert,” which has been declared until at least April 11th and keeps the population confined.
The new measures cut to just three the number of people who can attend a burial or cremation and social distancing of one to two metres must be maintained. Source:
https://www.thelocal.es/20200331/spain-bans-funeral-ceremonies-and-limits-burials-to-just-three-mourners

 

Costas rally to meet the demand for protective kits: Volunteers across Malaga province and the Costa Tropical have started to make masks and protective equipment in their own homes. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/27/costas-rally-meet-demand-20200327100440-v.html

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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DigameXtra No. 1589 Wednesday, April 1st 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

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NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

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Get Your Tickets NOW: At the Tower of London, view the annual ceremony of Washing the Lions on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Admittance only at White Gate. It is particularly requested that no gratuities be given to wardens or attendants.

 

Full Line-Up of Performers for Salon in your Salon streaming Online in Costa del Sol Spain: The list shows all of the performers and the times that they will appear on the Salon Varietes Fuengirola Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/salonvarietestheatre/)
Some of the Costa’s favourites will be volunteering 25 minutes of their time to help those suffering from boredom during the lockdown to go to a happier musical land Wednesday and Thursday (April 1 and 2) from 4pm.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/31/full-line-up-of-performers-for-salon-in-your-salon-streaming-online-in-costa-del-sol-spain/

 

Winchester Mystery House Free On-line Tour: Sarah Winchester was a woman of independence, drive, and courage who lives on in legend. The San Jose, CA mansion she built is world renowned as much for the many design curiosities and innovations (many ahead of their time) as it is for the reported paranormal activity that resides within these walls.
These mysteries and more are what has drawn over 12 million guests to visit the Winchester Mystery House since the doors opened June 30, 1923. Will you be able to unlock the mystery? Available thru April 7th.
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If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.

 

Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga: Since we are considered a non-essential business we are officially closed due to the Wuhan Coronavirus. Everyone please stay safe and stay home as there is only one way to defeat this new invisible enemy. No human contact! Stay in touch with us as we will get through this. Stay safe everyone and keep up with Digamextra for daily information on the virus.
See you on the other side!
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Hola Naythan, How very right you are about the (a)social media!
Came across this illustration in El Pais:
https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/03/26/opinion/1585231752_504335.html
Sorry, the caption cannot be copied for translation. However, I don´t think it is needed. (It says, “social networks as an information tool”. -Ed.)
Keep up the good ework, Birgit, Competa, birgit.fastrup AT gmail DOT com

 

Renewing prescriptions: Hi Naythan,
A couple of weeks ago you posted details of how to renew your prescription without going to the Medical centre, could you please republish it or send it to me please, I’m sure a few more people need these details now….Thank You, Jill, Nerja ; jill.green1707 @ gmail.com
Here it is again-
Important Message For The Elderly In Spain Re Prescriptions: Salud Responder has issued a statement regarding prescriptions. A member of the Facebook group Coronavirus in Andalucia – Expats Group has said she received an email stating that from now on if you are taking a medication and need a new prescription, you do not have to go to the GP.
The statement says just call the health department and they will load them on the card. The purpose of this measure is to assist the health centers and avoid contact with other patients. The phone number for this in Spain is 955 54 5060.
Another member of the group called the number and realized they only speak in Spanish. We advise you to ask a bilingual friend or relative to call on your behalf until they hopefully institute an English speaking service. Source:
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/17/important-message-for-the-elderly-in-spain-re-prescriptions-good-news-from-a-landlord-for-his-tenants/
Reader Sheila replies: If you ring them they do answer in Spanish giving you options 1,2,3 or Esperé which is Wait. Then you just ask for English speaker and they get a translator to help with what you want.
Sheila / Nerja

 

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: There are circulating several hoaxes that well meaning people have spread to thousands of unsuspecting FB friends. To make it worse, some local authorities are making statements contrary to the official info on regional gov’t websites, and the local press is posting it as if it is undoubtedly true. Some FB users are even exploiting the crisis to gain “likes” on their FB pages by posting fake info posters designed to cause panic and get reposted by all their contacts, so as to harvest the “likes” the fake poster generates. That’s the social media world kids live in today. Anything for a taste of celebrity.
If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you can’t believe it!  -Ed.

 

For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/

 

World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- March 31, 2020, 19:26 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 845,634
Total Deaths: 41,437

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- March 31, 2020, 19:29 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 94,417
Total Deaths: 8,269

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- March 31, 2020, 11:50 CET. https://www.marca.com/en/more-sports/2020/03/31/5e8313bce2704e537b8b4590.html
Total Coronavirus Cases: 5,818
Daily New Cases: 413
Total Deaths: 248
Daily New Deaths: 12

 

Malaga province: Last Updated 18:24, 31 March 2020
https://www.rtve.es/buscador?q=coronavirus
Coronavirus Total Cases: 1348
New Cases: 27
Total Deaths: 70
New Daily Deaths: 1

 

UK Coronavirus: Last updated- March 31, 2020, 19:29 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 25,150
Total Deaths: 1,789

 

Spanish Cabinet rolls out new measures to cushion economic blow of coronavirus crisis- Evictions placed on hold, interest-free microcredits for tenants and financial aid for temporary workers are among the government’s new initiatives: (Updated 31 mar 2020 – 16:54 CEST)
Iglesias announced that the government would be freezing evictions of vulnerable members of society for six months, as well as extending current rental contracts that are due to expire for a further six months. The government will also put a microcredit scheme in action, making funds available at 0% interest to people who need help paying their rent. “This can be paid back in six years, a time period that can be extended to 10,” he said.
These measures, Iglesias continued, are aimed at landlords who hold one or two properties. “A small proprietor is not the same as a vulture fund, or a large property owner,” he continued. “Or a retired couple [whose rental income] complements their pension.” Larger landlords and vulture funds would, he explained, have to cut their rents by 50% or restructure them “in order to pitch in.”
Iglesias added that basic utilities such as water, electricity and gas would be guaranteed during this exceptional period, and that no one would see any of these services cut off.
The Cabinet today approved measures for the self-employed that will allow them to suspend payments of their Social Security contributions for six months with no interest, said Nadia Calviño, Spain’s deputy PM and economy minister. In theory, self-employed workers whose activities are affected by the state of alarm are not eligible, as the executive has created a special system for them consisting of a one-month benefit, which can be extended throughout the duration of the emergency situation, and no obligation to make social security payments. Debts that contributors may hold with the Social Security system can also be delayed for a six-month period. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-03-31/spanish-cabinet-rolls-out-new-measures-to-cushion-economic-blow-of-coronavirus-crisis.html

 

Office 365 Rebrands as Microsoft 365 With New Consumer Features: Microsoft has announced today that they are rebranding the Office 365 service as Microsoft 365 with the launch of a new consumer subscription package that includes Office applications, OneDrive, and Outlook. a new Family Safety App, and Teams for Consumer.
Starting on April 21st, Office 365 will become Microsot 365 with the release of a new consumer subscription called ‘Microsoft 365 Personal and Family ‘.
Microsoft 365 is introducing new Artificial Intellegence (AI)-enhanced writing tools that make it easier for students and consumers to write confidently. This includes an improved AI-driven Microsoft editor that offers rewrite suggestions, grammatical advice, and the reporting of typos similar to the service offered by Grammarly. (…and in a manner and style that some Microsoft robot approves of, a sort of pre-censorship, if past Microsoft behavior is any indication. -Ed.)
Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/office-365-rebrands-as-microsoft-365-with-new-consumer-features/

 

Coronavirus Creates an Epidemic of Scams: Fake cures, phony charities, fraudulent promises of early stimulus payments—authorities are flooded with complaints.
“Scammers are just opportunistic people,” Ms. Tressler of the FTC said. ”They are going to cast as wide of a net as possible and see who gets caught.”
AARP has received reports of a range of scams, including people receiving text messages falsely claiming to be from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asking them to click a link to take a “coronavirus preparedness test” that instead downloads malware onto their devices, said Kathy Stokes, the organization’s director of fraud prevention programs.
Numerous emails direct recipients to donate to fake charities with names such as the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Other schemes are more primitive, like the young woman who calls elderly victims posing as a granddaughter in need of money to pay for coronavirus-related medical bills. Full story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-creates-an-epidemic-of-scams-11585601885

 

Browser Updates and Flash Player Problems: Most major web browsers have done updates recently. In many cases you will need to reinstall FLASH PLAYER for each one, as the updates apparently are uninstalling FLASH. FLASH is necessary to play many media streams. Go here to check if you have FLASH installed, if it is not you will be guided thru the installation process. Note- Google Chrome is not included in this as Chrome will install & update FLASH automatically.
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Spain´s Murcia Region is Seeing First Body Temperature Drone Tests: A Murcia region council has successfully tried out a drone that uses a thermal camera to measure the temperature of people walking outdoors. The authority in Mazarron volunteered its Civil Protection department to be one of the first groups in Spain to try out the heat-measuring drone, which had only previously been used in China. Besides the special onboard camera, the drone also has a loudspeaker to broadcast messages in Spanish and English during the current State of Alarm. Source and Photo Credit: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/30/spains-murcia-region-is-seeing-first-body-temperature-drone-tests/

 

Stocks fall, capping Wall Street’s worst quarter since 2008: Stocks fell Tuesday to close out Wall Street’s worst quarter since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis.
The S&P 500 dropped a final 1.6%, bringing its loss for the first three months of the year to 20% as predictions for the looming recession caused by the coronavirus outbreak got even more dire. Stocks haven’t had this bad a quarter since the last time economists were talking about the worst downturn since the Great Depression, when the S&P 500 lost 22.6% at the end of 2008. Full article: https://apnews.com/3202fcdaca70de058ce000723aa4fbc3

 

Watch Major Corps Plan How Gov’t Paid For and Operated Systems Will Track You AND the Corps Will Reap Billions: Ever wonder where politicians get all those creepy ideas? Corporate lobbys present profit-driven plans many years in advance in white-papers and insider forums. See it in action in the 2018 video below, where Marriott Hotels is developing so called “traveller IDs”, that are in fact the ultimate tracking devices for the authorities, that will also allow the corporate sponsors to maximize profits using a gov’t paid for and operated program! Such a deal! They pitch these ideas to politicians, and pay millions in campaign contributions to ensure it gets introduced to the right agencies, and it returns billions in profits in a few years. On March 26, 2020, the World Economic Forum published specifications and launched a new website for a project it has christened “Known Traveller Digital Identity” (KTDI):
KTDI would use a blockchain-based distributed ledger to bind together, through an app on a traveler’s mobile device, all of the following data:
-Biometrics (initially facial images, possibly also fingerprints, vaccination history, medical records, etc.)
-Government-issued ID credentials (passport number, etc.)
-Travel history including logs of border crossings, hotel stays, and possibly also car rentals and/or other events
-Purchase logs and possibly bank account information and/or other financial and transaction records
-Pre-crime predictive “risk assessment” and profiling scores generated at each “intervention” point before and during each trip or transaction
-Each hotel stay, purchase, or other transaction would become like a border crossing permanently stamped in your passport as part of a digital “trip pass” subject to inspection on demand by authorities at subsequent “intervention” points.
In this presentation at the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA) conference, representatives of Accenture (the prime contractor to the WEF for the KTDI project) and Marriott boasted of how, based on KTDI data, an individual could be picked out of a crowd and using automated facial recognition then be identified, then their mobile device instantly accessed for possible “blacklisting” (travel, money, data, internet blocking). So it can be used for surreptitious, non-consnsual mass surveillance, collection of virtually everything you do, and even has a built-in punishment capacity.
Partners in the KTDI project include government agencies (DHS, ICAO, INTERPOL, etc.) and the airline and airline IT industries (IATA, Amadeus, etc.). Other KTDI project partners include Google, the Marriott and Hilton (US-based) and Accor (France-based) hotel chains, and the Visa credit-card and payment processing company. Full article: https://papersplease.org/wp/2020/03/30/known-traveler-digital-identity-ktdi/

 

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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation!  -Ed.

 

NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily. BEWARE OF FAKEBOOK HOAXES!

 

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Orange Warning for Rain in effect from 6:00 AM CEST until 2:00 PM CEST.
Source: State Meteorological Agency
Severe rain warning. Axarquía
One-hour accumulated precipitation: 30 mm.
Be prepared. Take precautions and keep up to date with the latest weather forecast. Expect some disruption to daily routines and be prepared for disruption to outdoor activities. https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/weather-warnings/302197

 

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
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If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
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Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 

 

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Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
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For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
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DoctorLaptop is open for repair services: Tech and communications workers are “essential” workers and allowed to work as long as they are not opening their shops to public traffic. Work by appointment is acceptable, however I cannot supply you with an appointment slip to show police if you get controlled in transit. While most readers will not be able to travel freely to make drop-offs, many will have friends who are authorized to travel, who may be able to drop-off and pickup laptops. Or we can arrange to meet at my local tobacco shop, so you can get me laptops in this manner as anyone is allowed to go to tobacco shops. We just need to maintain social distancing during the exchange. Please wipe down laptops with alcohol before bringing them in.  Work by appointment only, call 675 993 069 to make arrangements. DoctorLaptop- Torrox Costa.

 

Spanish lessons: Social distancing and self-isolation measures are bringing untold challenges to our communities. In this time of difficulty, one way of keeping busy and motivated whilst indoors is to learn Spanish. We provide Spanish courses online on Zoom, Google Hangouts or Skype. It is a new way of learning Spanish and communicate with people. Stay at home and learn Spanish with us!
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Get a discount of 10% on all our online courses if you sign up now!
Try it out, the first lesson is free!
Email: info@academia-idiomas-torrox.es Telephone: 635152447

 

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Your request is a sacred trust and is kept confidential.
Prayer changes everything, take a step today and ask God to step in.
Submit a prayer request today and a team of people will commit to pray with you.
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Restaurants & Markets That Deliver

If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.

 

Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Wanted, Updated: Strong sewing thread. Can anyone help provide strong cotton/thread for a group of volunteers who are making masks+hats for the frontline workers. UPDATE: This is just an update about the thread needed for a group of volunteers who are making masks etc for the Frontline workers. There will now be collection points in various supermarkets etc because the people involved have been told they cannot collect from houses. There will be one in Eroski from today and I will update you when I hear of the other collection points. Thank you to everyone getting in touch so far. Sheila 640328051. PIC

 

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South of France: Does anybody know if there is a DigameXtra type blog available to ex pats living in the south of France?
Regards, Jackser/Tadgh, Competa
barretttadgh@yahoo.com (I know of  Digame – Mallorca, and have been told several Digame blogs exist in Germany. The one in Almeria shut down 2yrs ago. DigameXtra- Andalucia is mirrored in Brazil and India {verified in my subscriber list}; subscribers who have travelled to Spain saw it, and now back home share new issues in old-school email chains. I don’t know of any Digame blogs in France. -Ed.)

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: In the past 36 hours there have been circulating several hoaxes that well meaning people have spread to thousands of unsuspecting FB friends. These have included a hoax that tobacco shops would not open today…they did open. Other hoaxes have involved new stiffer restrictions on who may be outside, and for how long, as well as how far you may go when walking your dog. To make it worse, some local authorities are making statements contrary to the official info on regional gov’t websites, and the local press is posting it as if it is undoubtedly true. Other possible hoaxes include a story that virus victims over 65 are being removed from ventilators in hospitals, are then being sedated and left to die (there is even a homemade video being passed around of this one with a crying man sharing a rumour he heard 3rd hand). Still others tell readers to wear masks outdoors when all the official sites are saying that is unnecessary unless you are sick, that masks should be saved for medical workers. Some FB users are even exploiting the crisis to gain “likes” on their FB pages by posting fake info posters designed to cause panic and get reposted by all their contacts, so as to harvest the “likes” the fake poster generates. That’s the social media world kids live in today. Anything for a taste of celebrity.
If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you can’t believe it!
This is precisely why social media needs to be shut down, or severely restricted to registered, verified, PAYING users only. It is full of fake accounts, fake news, fake friend requests, fake likes, and fake info. There is no accountablilty. If you get shut down for misbehaving you can create a new account in 5 minutes and get back to fake-land. The solution is that everyone should have their own website or blog, that is tracable back to the owner, so if they misbehave or intentionally post hoaxes there will be consequences. -Ed.

 

For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/

 

World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- March 30, 2020, 21:02 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 776,105
Total Deaths: 37,126

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- March 30, 2020, 21:02 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 85,195
Total Deaths: 7,340

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: (Updated- 30 March 2020, 15:53).
Total Coronavirus Cases: 5,405
Daily New Cases: 723
Total Deaths: 236
Daily New Deaths: 29
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/30/covi-cases-continue-grow-20200330143642.html

 

Malaga province: (Updated- 30 March 2020, 15:53)
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,321
Daily New Cases: 163
Total Deaths: 69
Daily New Deaths: 5
in Malaga province, 725 Covid-19 patients are in hospital and 527 are being monitored at home. A total of 185 people have been discharged from hospital and 83 have been declared as recovered. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/30/covi-cases-continue-grow-20200330143642.html

 

UK Coronavirus: (Last updated- March 30, 2020, 21:21 GMT)
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 22,141
Total Deaths: 1,408

 

Italy sees 812 more coronavirus deaths, but new cases fall steeply: Italy, the world’s hardest hit country which accounts for more than a third of all global fatalities, saw its total death tally rise to 11,591 since the outbreak emerged in northern regions on Feb. 21.
More positively, the number of new cases rose by just 4,050 Monday, the lowest amount since March 17, reaching a total of 101,739. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy/italy-sees-812-more-coronavirus-deaths-but-new-cases-fall-steeply-idUSKBN21H2EH

 

USA Coronavirus Notes:
-Virginia Statewide Stay-At-Home Order — Until June 10. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statewide stay-at-home order that’s effective immediately and will remain in place until June 10, unless the governor amends or rescinds it.
https://www.richmond.com/special-report/coronavirus/update-northam-issues-statewide-stay-at-home-order-effective-through/article_67dbe141-da92-504b-b74d-e7c9ed8a118c.html
-Governor issues stay-at-home order for South Florida thru mid-May. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday announced that he is issuing a stay-at-home order for the southern portion of the state as the number of positive coronavirus cases grows.
The order will apply to Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties through the middle of May.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490159-governor-to-issue-stay-at-home-order-for-south-florida
-Gas is cheap (99cents per gallon), but for many motorists there’s nowhere to go. Some service stations in the U.S. are selling gasoline for 99 cents or even less a gallon, prices not seen in decades. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/gas-cheap-motorists-69883051

 

Hackers Begin Exploiting Zoom’s Overnight Success to Spread Malware: As people increasingly work from home and online communication platforms such as Zoom explode in popularity in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the spike in usage by registering new fake “Zoom” domains and malicious “Zoom” executable files in an attempt to trick people into downloading malware on their devices.
The recent, staggering increase means that hackers have taken notice of the work-from-home paradigm shift that COVID-19 has forced, and they see it as an opportunity to deceive, lure, and exploit. Each time you get a Zoom link or document messaged or forwarded to you, I’d take an extra look to make sure it’s not a trap, said Omer Dembinsky, Manager of Cyber Research at Check Point. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/03/zoom-video-coronavirus.html

 

IOC reschedules Tokyo Olympic Games for July 23 until August 8, 2021: The Tokyo Olympic Games will now run from July 23 until August 8, 2021. The Paralympic Games (due to start on August 25, 2020) has also been postponed until August 24 and will run until September 5, 2021. The IOC decided to postpone both events to protect the health of the athletes, as well as all involved, and to stop the further spread of Covid-19. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/30/ioc-reschedules-tokyo-olympic-games-from-23-july-until-8-august-2021/

 

Tennis world served another blow as UK’s Wimbledon ‘to be cancelled’ on Wednesday after news French Open in postponed: Meanwhile, French Open organisers sparked outrage by unilaterally postponing the clay-court grand slam event at Roland Garros from May until late September. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/30/tennis-world-served-another-blow-as-uks-wimbledon-to-be-cancelled-on-wednesday-after-news-french-open-in-postponed/

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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DigameXtra No. 1587 Monday, March 30th 2020

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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free (you need to provide email) online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.fotor.com/create/collage/

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE:
-Summer schedule. No Sunday issues in the Summer. The last Sunday issue before the Summer break will be April 5th. Sunday issues will resume October 18th. Church listings normally posted on Sunday will be moved back to Fridays.

 

CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation!  -Ed.

 

NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

 All current Sponsors have received 30 day extensions to their Sponsorship expiration dates to compensate for the lockdown time we are experiencing. -Ed.

 

 The State of Alarm has been extended thru Saturday April 11th, (

 

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Cirque du Soleil to stream free shows during the lockdown in Spain: Find them here-
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPiWIjwDZQo3UobMqvi4ggg?

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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Service Providers, send me your Youtube video link and I will put the video of your service in action here below your posts!
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NOTICE! : Most services are closed or offering on-line services only, due to the pandemic. Please confirm services are not cancelled to avoid disappointment. -Ed.

 

Malagalingo Language School: Free meeting online for everyone!! You are not alone, join us!!!
We are going to contact in a group to chat for a while and stay in touch.
Every Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 13:00 p.m through the online tool Zoom in a group.
If you are interested in spending keep in touch, contact us to join:
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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com

 

Prayer Requests: Due to the current situation, none of us can get to a church, so we have created a dedicated prayer team who are happy to give their time to pray for you and your friends or family, whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation.
Your request is a sacred trust and is kept confidential.
Prayer changes everything, take a step today and ask God to step in.
Submit a prayer request today and a team of people will commit to pray with you.
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Restaurants & Markets That Deliver

If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.

 

Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

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Wanted: Strong sewing thread. Can anyone help provide strong cotton/thread for a group of volunteers who are making masks+hats for the frontline workers. There will be a collection arranged so it can get to the volunteers. Please if you have any thread call me (Sheila, Velez Malaga) on 640328051 or you can whatsapp me and I will pass you’re name and address on the the relevant person who is organizing the collection. Thank you in anticipation.

 

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World Coronavirus Cases:  www.worldometers.info , (Last updated- Sunday March 29, 2020, 19:47 GMT)
Coronavirus Cases: 714,153
Deaths: 33,617
Recovered: 150,881

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: www.worldometers.info , (Last updated- Sunday March 29, 2020, 19:50 GMT)
Coronavirus Cases: 78,898
Deaths: 6,618
Recovered: 14,709

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: (Updated Sunday 29 March 2020 @ 19:19).
New Cases: 405, significantly less than yesterday’s 484 !!
Total Cases: 4,682 people diagnosed with the disease.
However, Andalucia registered a record number of coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours – 32 – totalling 207 for the region. Around 35 more patients are receiving intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, with the total number of those in critical condition reaching 201. Approximately, 2,293 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalised across the region.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/29/spains-andalucia-registers-declining-slowing-down-of-new-covid-19-cases/

 

Malaga Province: There are now confirmed 1,158 cases in Malaga province and 64 deaths related to Covid-19. The latest coronavirus case figures in the province of Malaga show an increase of 105 new cases of infection between Saturday and Sunday, double the 47 new positives the previous day.
Malaga province now has 1,158 confirmed cases and 64 deaths related to Covid-19.
This is according to the official figures released by the health authorities, however the real number of cases of infection is expected to be much higher.
It is considered that 80% of people with the virus only have minor symptoms and don’t go to a health centre and therefore have not been tested.
The number of cases is expected to increase significantly over the next few days as more tests, and MORE RELIABLE TESTS, are made available. A large supply of these testers have had to be returned to the manufacturer in China after it was discovered they were not accurate. Getting replacements will delay some testing.
Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/29/spain-registers-coronavirus-deaths-20200329131036.html  and  https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-03-27/unreliability-of-new-tests-delays-effort-to-slow-coronavirus-spread-in-spain.html

 

UK Coronavirus: www.worldometers.info , ( Last updated- Sunday March 29, 2020, 19:53 GMT)
Coronavirus Cases: 19,522
Deaths: 1,228
Recovered: 135

 

NATURGY SUSPENDS BILLS: The third largest electricity company in Spain has decided to suspend all bills to domestic customers for the next six months in order to ensure that they are able to cope with the negative financial effects of coronavirus. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/27/good-news-spain/

 

111 Free Tools to Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic: These free tools can help your organization, team and family during this confusing and dangerous time. Full article and list of tools: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347840?

 

First known cat infected with coronavirus reported in Belgium: A cat in Belgian has tested positive for the coronavirus after catching the potentially deadly bug from an infected owner, officials said Friday. The sick pet in Liège tested positive after showing classic symptoms of COVID-19 — including difficulty breathing — a week after its owner first fell sick, health officials told a press conference, the Brussels Times reports (In English- https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/belgium-all-news/103003/coronavirus-belgian-woman-infected-her-cat/).
While it is the first known infection of a cat, two dogs in Hong Kong have previously tested positive — with the first, a 17-year-old Pomeranian, dying after returning home from quarantine.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization insists that there is “no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19” to humans.
Full article: https://nypost.com/2020/03/27/first-known-cat-infected-with-coronavirus-reported-in-belgium/

 

Spain’s Government has clarified exactly which ‘essential’ services and activities will be exempt from tomorrow’s toughened restrictions:
The toughened lockdown rules mean that ‘all non-essential workers’ must remain at home from Monday March 30 until April 9, in an additional push to halt further spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The additional restrictions were announced yesterday, and ratified in parliament earlier today. The Government has now also confirmed exactly who can go to work tomorrow.
In short, all those working in services related to the manufacturing, production and distribution of all ‘essential’ basic products and services, should continue to go to work from tomorrow. This includes:
-All security and law enforcement bodies, as well as armed forces, and of course, all medical/health professionals. All those working for companies/firms providing essential services to these main group also can continue to work.
-Carers (public and private) as well as those working in social security services, those involved in protecting victims of crime, or working in immigration/refugee centres.
-Transport workers and those employed by funeral services, cleaning/maintenance and refuse collection services.
-Staff of news/media/communications, as well associated printing firms and distributors.
-Those working for energy and water companies, as well as electricity, gas and water suppliers. This includes those producing and distributing related goods/parts, such as servicing central heating and air conditioning, etc.
-People employed in aerospace, defence, meteorology, telecommunications and essential IT/internet services.
-Those working in finance, insurance, customs, legal, tax and post offices.
-Workers involved with distribution and selling of food/drinks and all other essential items for primary needs – such as hygiene, health and medical/pharmaceutical products, as well as those providing home delivery for restaurants.
-Those involved in the manufacturing of chemicals, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, textiles, glass, tobacco, paper, card, batteries, as well materials required to produce basic ‘essential’ goods/equipment required by the any ‘essential’ product/service activity.
-Any service that’s required by any ‘essential’ service/product outlined above.
In short, “if you don’t work for an essential service or activity, you must remain at home for the next 15 days”, stated Sanchez. He ensured that jobs will be guaranteed after the lockdown, and that workers would continue to receive salaries.
“I’m conscious of the sacrifice that everyone is making, but this move will help us to further reduce the number of infections, and help to alleviate the increasing pressure on the country’s hospitals and intensive care units, which are at breaking point,” added Sanchez.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/29/spains-pm-clarifies-which-essential-services-are-exempt-from-tomorrows-toughened-lockdown-rules/

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DigameXtra No. 1586 Sunday, March 29th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation! I am monitoring the media and adding fresh updates until  3AM before publishing new issues to include all the latest updates. That should provide readers with the latest info first thing each morning. -Ed.

 

NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

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29 Mar 2020 – Daylight Saving Time Starts
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, 29 March 2020, 02:00:00 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, 29 March 2020, 03:00:00 local daylight time instead.
More info: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/spain/malaga

 

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Camino del Arte Torrox June 2020, Postponement:
Dear Artists and Art Lovers,
Regrettably, we have now taken the decision to postpone the first Camino del Arte Torrox, until the 4/5/6 of June 2021.
Our grateful thanks go to Mari Angeles Ruiz who is our councillor for culture in Torrox, for her enthusiasm to launch the Camino, and in particular to Salvador Marquez from the Tourist Office Torrox Costa, without whom this project would never have got off the ground.
Also, we would like to extend our thanks to all the cafe bars, restaurants and businesses who supported the Camino by offering exhibition space in their premises, and of course lastly, thank you to all the artists who applied to participate in the event.
All of the work we have done will not be wasted as we will carry it all forward to 2021, when we hope that you will all once again apply to participate in the first Camino del Arte Torrox.
Thank you, and Best Wishes.
Hilary Mullany and Jill Carrott.
hilslapintura@msn.com

 

Costa del Sol’s ‘Rock the Lock Down’ is back and bigger with Spain’s online music festival from artists around the world: Seventy-two artists will perform live concerts streamed directly into your homes over 18 hours across two days via the Facebook page starting at 3pm (Spanish time, CET) and ending at 12am (Spanish time CET) today and tomorrow, Sunday March 29.
There will be three acts performing on three different feeds for 30 minutes each throughout the day with different genres during each time slot providing something different for everyone but should you miss any of it the shows will still be available to view after the event.
Find out more about Rock the Lock Down at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1066664150378119/

 

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Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

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Wanted: A karcher jet washer in good working condition.
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UPDATE- The hospital in Axarquía needs your help: Professionals from the Hospital de la Axarquía call on citizens to provide protective equipment such as masks, hats, waterproof gowns and overalls similar to those that are used to fumigate.
Read more (Spanish): https://www.europapress.es/andalucia/malaga-00356/noticia-profesionales-hospital-axarquia-llaman-ciudadania-aportar-equipos-proteccion-20200325121749.html
Birgit, Competa, birgit dot fastrup at gmail dot com
New info: Donations of material to the hospital should only be done by phoning 600148064 from 8 to 15 with info about the material in question. Then it will be the responsibility of the hospital tp pick it up. Source (Spanish, and is copy protected so it can’t easily be copy/pasted into a translator. I will not post any more Spanish language links that can’t be pasted into a translator by the readers, so please don’t submit any. -Ed.) https://www.axarquiahoy.es/el-area-sanitaria-malaga-axarquia-establece-un-protocolo-para-la-donacion-de-material-solidario-por-el-covid-19/

 

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World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated: Sat. March 28, 2020, 20:29 GMT, www.worldometers.info
Coronavirus Cases: 657,521
Deaths: 30,428
Recovered: 141,419

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated: Sat. March 28, 2020, 20:42 GMT, www.worldometers.info
Coronavirus Cases: 72,335
Deaths: 5,820
Recovered: 12,285

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated Sat. 28 March 2020, 17:58
More than 4,200 people in Andalucia have been diagnosed with coronavirus, with 484 testing positive in just the last 24 hours. However, it seems the rate at which people are getting infected with Covid-19, ‘appears to be stabilising’ according to the local authorities. The total number of deaths due to the disease stands at 172 today, which includes 28 fatalities that occurred from the disease in the last 24 hours.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/28/costa-del-sols-malaga-mourns-10-more-covid-19-fatalities-with-number-of-people-infected-topping-1000/

 

Malaga province: Last Updated Sat. 28 March 2020 @ 17:58
Malaga has lost 10 more people to coronavirus (Covid-19) over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths in the province to 56.
The number of people infected with the disease has also soared to 1,053, making Malaga the worst affected province in the whole of the Andalucian region.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/28/costa-del-sols-malaga-mourns-10-more-covid-19-fatalities-with-number-of-people-infected-topping-1000/

 

UK Coronavirus: Last updated: March 28, 2020, 21:16 GMT. www.worldometers.info
Total Cases: 17,089
Deaths: 17,089
Recovered: 135

 

USA Coronavirus News: President Donald Trump is raising the idea of what he’s calling a quarantine involving New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, states hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But there are questions as to whether the federal government has the power to do so.
The United States has more confirmed coronavirus infections than any other country. Cities including Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans are growing as hotspots of infection, while New York City continues to be pummeled. Nurses there are calling for more masks and other gear to safeguard themselves against the virus that has so far sickened more than 52,000 people and killed over 700 in New York state, mostly in the NYC.
https://apnews.com/7a361e52cb1aaa6de21e72baa0b835dd

 

Italy coronavirus death toll surges past 10,000; lockdown extension likely: MILAN (Reuters) – The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy barreled past 10,000 on Saturday, a figure that made an extension of a national lockdown almost certain. Officials said 889 more people died in the previous 24 hours, the second highest daily tally since the epidemic emerged on Feb. 21, and that total fatalities reached 10,023. Confirmed cases rose by about 6,000 to 92,472, the second-highest number of cases in the world behind the United States.
Italy, the first Western country to introduce severe restrictions on movement after uncovering the outbreak five weeks ago, has since increasingly tightened them, and hopes that they would be eased from next Friday were fading fast.
“There are elements that make us believe that all of the April 3 expirations of provision will have to be postponed,” Industry Minister Stefano Patuanelli told Italian broadcaster Rai.
Italy schools closed March 5th and their lockdown started March 9th. Spain lockdown began March 14th. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy/italy-coronavirus-death-toll-surges-past-10000-lockdown-extension-likely-idUSKBN21F0R5

 

Spain’s PM toughens lockdown rules announcing ALL ‘non-essential workers’ to remain home from Monday: Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has toughened the country’s lockdown restrictions by announcing this evening that “all non-essential workers” must remain at home from Monday March 30.
All workers that don’t work in ‘essential’ services or activities must now also remain in isolation for the next 15 days. He stated that jobs of these employees would be guaranteed after the lockdown, and that workers would continue to receive salaries.
Essential services would be limited to the supermarket, food/agricultural sector, health/medical professions, armed/security forces, as well as communications. However those working in construction or manufacturing firms not related to medical, food or ‘essential’ services, must now remain home for the duration of the lockdown. Full article: 
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/28/breaking-news-all-non-essential-workers-to-remain-home-from-monday-announces-spains-pm/

 

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Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 1585 Saturday, March 28th 2020

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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free (you need to provide email) online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.fotor.com/create/collage/

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE:
-Summer schedule. No Sunday issues in the Summer. The last Sunday issue before the Summer break will be April 8th. Sunday issues will resume October 18th. Church listings normally posted on Sunday will be moved back to Fridays.

 

CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

 

Please note that info and details are constantly changing. All info, to the best of my ability, is accurate as of publication, but please confirm any info critical to your situation! I am monitoring the media and adding fresh updates until  3AM before publishing new issues to include all the latest updates. That should provide readers with the latest info first thing each morning. -Ed.

 

NOTICE! : Most events are cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. All stores besides food markets and pharmacies are closed. (Food delivery services may be possible, but confirm it). Confirm any business you intend to visit remains open. Business and Services posts in DigameXtra do not indicate the business is open during the lockdown unless they specifically mention they are remaining open. This situation changes hourly so call before going anywhere, other than businesses specifically exempted from the shutdowns during the alarm period  -Ed.

 

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

 All current Sponsors have received 15 day 30 day extensions to their Sponsorship expiration dates to compensate for the lockdown time we are experiencing. -Ed. (Updated 27 March 2020)

 

 The State of Alarm has been  extended another 15 days, until Sunday 12 April. (

 

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29 Mar 2020 – Daylight Saving Time Starts
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, 29 March 2020, 02:00:00 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, 29 March 2020, 03:00:00 local daylight time instead.
More info: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/spain/malaga

 

Attention All Theatre Lovers! The UK’s National Theatre Will Begin Broadcasting Plays Online for Free: The British National Theatre (BNT) will be broadcasting various stage shows on Thursdays through their account on YouTube. This new programme will last two months, with a weekly viewing on Thursdays (7:00pm UK time, 8:00pm in Spain) as they try to recreate the experience of communal viewing from home. Also lots of videos, official trailers, clips  and interviews on their Youtube page.
BNT Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/27/attention-all-theatre-lovers-the-uks-national-theatre-will-begin-broadcasting-plays-online-for-free/

 

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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
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We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
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We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and South Wales in UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
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Prayer Requests: Due to the current situation, none of us can get to a church, so we have created a dedicated prayer team who are happy to give their time to pray for you and your friends or family, whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation.
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Prayer changes everything, take a step today and ask God to step in.
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Restaurants & Markets That Deliver

If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.

 

Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel: UPDATED HOURS
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)

 

Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)

 

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Recommendations & Requests

Post office: Does anyone know what days and time the post office in Vinuela is open? Thank you. Brian, Vinuela, taylorinspain@gmail.com

 

Have a positive day: Yesterday on the BBC website there was an article asking for volunteers to enter data. The idea is to put 200 years of rainfall history onto computer so that more accurate statistics can be provided. Pop along to https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/rainfall-rescue and start entering the data, no need to register, the form is on the screen
or https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52040822 to see the article and link.
Just a few entries can help to complete this task. I have actioned a couple of hours to date and have found it fascinating. I selected 1951 and was taken on a tour of the UK, from Shetland to Norfolk and Cornwall. Today I´m working on 1949 and I´m thinking that they had a better August…
Cris, Torrox Campo, somontano2003 AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

 

News & Articles

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For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/

 

World Coronavirus Cases: World and Spanish statistics updated Friday, March 27, 2020, 17:53 GMT worldometers.info
Coronavirus Cases: 577,621
Deaths: 26,447
Recovered: 130,666

Spain Coronavirus Cases: The latest official figures released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Friday revealed that 769 people have died from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the last 24 hours – the highest daily rise in fatalities since the beginning of the outbreak.
Coronavirus Cases: 64,059
Deaths: 4,934
Recovered: 9,357

 

Costa del Sol and Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Updated Friday 27 March 2020, 14:35
In Andalucía on Friday there were 3,793 confirmed coronavirus patients, 387 up on Thursday’s figure, and 144 deaths, ten more in 24 hours. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/27/more-than-thousand-covid-20200327135334.html

 

Malaga province: Updated Friday 27 March 2020, 14:35
Total Cases- 1,006. This is 101 up on the previous day’s figure, a greater increase than in the previous 24 hours, when there were 86 new cases, but lower than the figures for Tuesday and Wednesday when there were 145 and 155 new cases respectively. Of the 1,006 cases in this area, 540 are in hospital and 420 are being monitored at home. 104 patients have been discharged from hospital and 61 patients have recovered.
Total Deaths- 46 deaths were confirmed in Malaga province on Friday, four more than the previous day. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/27/more-than-thousand-covid-20200327135334.html 

 

UK Coronavirus: Last updated: March 27, 2020, 18:07 GMT
Total Cases: 14,543
Deaths: 759
Recovered: 135

 

Firing employees during State of Alarm is banned in Spanish Government move: The move also means that temporary contracts cannot expire.
Article at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/27/firing-employees-during-state-of-alarm-is-banned-in-spanish-government-move-to-promote-temporary-redundancies/

 

Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy: New, simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swab tests can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. Such tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help separate the healthy from the sick. But some scientists have challenged their accuracy. Read more:
https://apnews.com/94d68c23955a4d7222f6b9cb47ea89cc

 

All 650,000 rapid Covid-19 test kits from China ‘USELESS’ & must be returned, says Spain’s Health Minister: Earlier, it was thought only a batch of around 9,000 kits were faulty, and had to be returned. However, after other batches were tested by health experts, it was found that none of the test kits are of ‘quality’ or ‘up to standard’. Lab tests revealed that the new rapid testing kits were actually only correctly identifying positive cases around 30 per cent of the time.
The Spanish government purchased the rapid test kits from Chinese firm Shenzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology, in a bid to start mass testing and get a clearer picture of the extent of the rate of infection rate in the country. However, it recently transpired that this firm doesn’t actually have an ‘official licence’ to sell these tests or any other medical equipment. (You have to wonder if the bureaucrat that authorized this purchase without due diligence will be held responsible for this egregious mistake that has seriously set back efforts to combat the coronavirus? -Ed.) Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/27/all-650000-rapid-covid-19-test-kits-from-china-useless-must-be-returned-says-spains-health-minister/

 

What happens to rental payments and agreements that end during the state of alarm? : The Government is preparing measures to help the most disadvantaged tenants during the state of alarm. United Podemos is pushing for the Executive forgive two monthly payments and compensate 100% of the rents to owners who have two properties or less. But the decision has not yet been made and negotiations with the Socialist Party continue.
While these initiatives are decided, this is how the rental market is regulated:
What happens if the lease expires during the alarm state?
Ignasi Vives, lawyer specialized in leases and real estate agency Sanahuja Miranda, explains that the royal decree declaring the state of alarm establishes the suspension of statutes of limitations and expiration of any actions and rights, so that these will be suspended during the term of the state of alarm and, where appropriate, of the extensions to be adopted. Full story (Spanish): https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-ocurre-contratos-alquiler-terminen-durante-estado-alarma-202003271350_noticia.html?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fspainsnews.com%2Fwhat-happens-to-rental-agreements-that-end-during-the-state-of-alarm%2F

 

Bob Dylan Releases 17-Minute Song About JFK Assassination:
The surprise track, which Dylan said only was recorded “a while back,” comes eight years after his last album of original material.
For years, Bob Dylan fans have spoken in a sort of hushed awe about the longest song he ever released, “Highlands,” an album side-length 1997 track that ran 16 minutes and 31 seconds. Now, 23 years later, he’s slightly outdone himself. As the clock struck midnight on the east coast Friday morning, Dylan released a new song, “Murder Most Foul,” that has a running time just seconds shy of the 17-minute mark — and it’s an epic free association on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Full story: https://variety.com/2020/music/news/bob-dylan-releases-17-minute-song-jfk-kennedy-assassination-murder-most-foul-1203546713/

 

How a Hedge Funder Scored a 10,000% Return Amid Coronavirus Market Meltdown: At the beginning of March, hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman revealed that his investment firm, Pershing Square Capital Management, had bought $27 million worth of credit protection on global investment-grade and high-yield credit indexes in late February to limit portfolio loss amid coronavirus-spurred market volatility.
The timing of those investments couldn’t have been better. Major stock indexes began their free fall on March 6 and hit the rocket bottom on Monday. The same day, Ackman finished unwinding those hedges and reaped $2.6 billion in proceeds. Full story: https://observer.com/2020/03/hedge-fund-bill-ackman-profit-coronavirus-market-crash/

 

Animal charities face hard times as shops and shelters close:
-Veterinary practices, while closed to walk-ins, are remaining open during the state of alarm but appointments must be made by phone or online.
-Animal charities have inevitably been hit hard by the lockdown with shelters closed to the public and adoptions on hold until the emergency is over. However, some are still taking in animals.
Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/27/animal-charities-face-hard-20200327100453-v.html

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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