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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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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:
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
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
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
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
952 532 029
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
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:
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.
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.
Susan and David, Canillas De AceItuno
david.grainger 58@ gmail .com
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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 Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 05, 2020, 23:45 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,271,875
Total Deaths: 69,405
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 05, 2020, 23:45 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 131,646
Total Deaths: 12,641
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 05/04/2020 12:17
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
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
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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GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge)
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
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
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
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112
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
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