DigameXtra No. 1575 Wednesday, March 18th 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.


What’s On

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NOTICE! : Many events are being cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. Please confirm events are not cancelled before you go to avoid disappointment. -Ed.


ON SALE NOW– Sir Tom Jones: Live at the Starlite Festival, Marbs. He will be appearing at the Nagüeles Quarry stage on Thursday July 9. Doors 8pm, show at 10pm. Tix €49 to €163


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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Electrical work and Plumbing – I have a UK qualified electrician/plumber to call on should you require this type of work.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
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nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Archez but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free


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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 up their time to pray for you and your friends or family, whatever your requirements are, send them in confidence to us.
Prayer changes everything, take a step today and ask God to step in.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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This Month’s Featured DigameXtra Sponsor!
Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, it’s great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We now have Moringa trees available. See the photo below.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit the Blue buttons on our website for many interesting articles about Vetiver, Moringa and Lemon Grass.
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Grateful thanks: Grateful thanks to Naythan for our daily newsletter, and we are even more grateful to him for reviving our laptop from a certain death after the recent Windows 10 update fiasco. Being able to stay in touch with the outside world is our lifeline and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without Naythan coming to our rescue.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox pueblo, mariordan aT aol dOt com


Thank you: Thank you so much for all your updates at this time Nathan. They are a huge help xx. Katrina / Torrox Pueblo, katrinadelso aT yahoo dot co DOT uk


HI Nathan: Many thanks for your help and assistance had some replies of help already, nice to know there are still people out there who care about others, and not just themselves.
Kind Regards Richard & Linda, Nerja, richard.stewart2006 aT tiscali dot co DOT uk


Travel: can anyone advise on travel by car from competa to bilbao to catch a ferry before march 29, or should i try to change the booking to april 9.
also wish to thank nathan for an invaluable service, any advice is greatly appreciated im only here on holiday and have no spanish. so im in the dark. Phil , Competa
my email is playon.po@gmail.com


Post Offices & Deliveries: I need very important medicine by post from Germany.
Does anybody know how DHL, SEUR or dpd work for now ?
Edwin, boegero34 at gmail dot com ; Competa
Thank you very much, Naythan, for all the important informations.


News & Articles

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Latest Coronavirus Statistics (18 March 2020 @ 01:40):
Spain currently has 11,826 cases with 1,884 new cases and 533 deaths including 191 new fatalities. Let’s look at other countries.
China has 80,881 cases with no new cases
Italy has 31,506 with 3,526 new cases
Iran has 16,169 cases with 1,178 new cases
Spain has 11,826 cases with 1,884 new cases
Germany has 9,367 cases with 2,095 new cases
S. Korea has 8,320 cases with 84 new cases
France has 7,730 cases with 1,097 new cases
USA has 6,439 cases with 1,776 new cases
UK has 1,950 cases with 407 new cases
There are now a total of 198,212 coronavirus cases globally with 7,965 deaths including 81,734 who have recovered. In active cases of currently infected patients worldwide, 94% are in mild condition and 6% are in critical condition.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/18/latest-coronavirus-statistics-from-spain-and-around-the-world/


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:


Important information updates for the Axarquia region:
Nerja closure– The Town Hall of Nerja is now closed to the public for health measures, therefore, those who wish to speak to any department must do so by phone on (00 34) 952 54 8401 or E-mail at extranjeros@nerja.es
Torre del Mar move– The Torre del Mar Policia Nacional station has moved to Calle Puerta del Mar 4 due to health measures until further notice. The new location is in front of the roundabout near the Ingenio – Eroski Shopping Centre and the street leading to the Hospital Local. Please call 952 04 65 13 for any further information.


Coronavirus Infection, Some Good News (as of 17 March 2020 @ 15:10): It now looks as if the coronavirus infection growth may have stalled in Costa del Sol’s Malaga, as “only” 43 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the province during the last 24 hours. The 24 hours before that, 55 new cases were confirmed, meaning that today’s numbers are 22% lower. In total, there are now 278 infected people in the Malaga province. 97 of them are hospitalised and the other 175 are in home isolation. To date, 6 deaths have been confirmed in the area. Read article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/17/coronavirus-infection-growth-seems-to-have-been-reversed-in-costa-del-sols-malaga/


Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has today announced a €200 billion package to aid the self-employed, employers and laid-off workers through the coronavirus crisis: It will only be granted to the self-employed who can prove a 75% loss in earnings over the previous month compared with the last 180 days. These workers will also be exempt from paying social security contributions while the state of alarm is in place. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/17/spains-200-billion-euro-plan-to-aid-laid-off-workers-and-the-self-employed/ AND


Sky Sports announce you can now suspend your TV package for free in wake of sporting cancellations: Read latest update on this, as there is new info for Sky Sports customers.


French TV Chef Joffrey Charles Opens Costa Del Sol Food Delivery Service – A Free Meal Each Week For An Elderly Person: This will cover the Coast from La Cala to Elviria only. You can now have some popular favorites delivered. Notably, his acclaimed French onion soup, chicken liver parfait with Joffrey’s homemade fig jam, beef bourguignon, and his famous creme brulee. Details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/17/french-tv-chef-joffrey-charles-opens-costa-del-sol-food-delivery-service-a-free-meal-each-week-for-an-elderly-person/


Online Activities To Pass The Time – Virtual and 3D Tours.
Visit exciting locations you may never actually have the chance to see first hand. Today let’s visit some museums. Open link, some open directly to the tour (see pic below), others you must scroll down to “Museum View” and click that to begin tour. In the tour you can click & drag the view to change angle. Use the toolbar on the right to move around the room or zoom (see in pic below).
Museum links:
British Museum, London: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
Guggenheim Museum, New York: Click Here
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (photos only, no tour): Click Here
Musée d’Orsay, Paris:
Click Here
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul: Click Here
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: Click Here
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: Click Here
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles: Click Here
Uffizi Gallery, Florence: Click Here


Exchange quotes by www.xe.com

GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge) Another big loss day!


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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Daily Crossword Puzzle: Click Here
Daily Mail UK- Daily Sudoku: Click Here

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

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/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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