DigameXtra No. 1576 Thursday, March 19th 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.


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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.

Online Virtual Concert, Rock The Lockdown: Hi Everyone. So keep spirits high and spread the love. Ollie and I want to create an on line festival. The event will start 3pm Saturday 21st March
The plan is to go Facebook live from each of our Lock down homes. We will start with Rock Of Ages Spain then pass the batten over to different amazing artists each doing a few songs. Lets see how many people we can all entertain. Lets Rock!!!!!
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Important Editor’s Note: While the above post is not requiring any payment I see several other local based Facebook pages promoting online concerts and benefits for musicians. Some have already set up GoFundMe pages requesting donations before they even have any events scheduled. None are clear as to how the funds will be distributed. While they may be legit I advise you to do your due dilagence and investigate before sending them money.
I am also seeing a lot of advice and supposed official info on Facebook pages without any source provided. If you can’t verify it, do not believe it! Just because a FB post has a fancy poster, that does not verify it’s accuracy. Well meaning people are failing to confirm info before posting it! These less computer-savvy persons may fall for deceptions, or not know how to verify info before passing it on. Be skeptical of all the undocumented info people are posting as I see loads of it!


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BluCee: Do you own a property in the area and leave it empty for extended periods?
If the answer is yes, you could be quite literally missing out on thousands of Euros!
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The Town Frier – Puente Don Manuel: Our takeaway only service. It´s available Tuesday to Friday from 12:00pm until 6:00pm during the lockdown period.
Please see our menu below. Choose your meals and order them by whatsapp. We´ll let you know what time to collect your food. It´s as simple as that. WhatsApp- 608 531 601  FB Link


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APARIV – Asociación Protectora de Animales del Rincón de la Victoria
Registered Charity Number #4500 Spain
A.P.A.R.I.V is a small, registered charity whose sole purpose is the care and welfare of abandoned and neglected dogs. Founded 20 years ago, our refuge is located in the hills just outside of the town of Rincon de la Victoria in the Malaga province. The number of dogs varies but usually fifty to sixty dogs are in our care at any given time.
Our primary goal–and dream–is to find a new and safe home for each of our dogs whether in or outside of Spain. In the event a suitable home cannot be found, the dog will remain in our care and live its life out at the refuge. We have a small group of volunteers who work at the refuge on a daily basis to care for the dogs. Our charity shops located in Rincon de la Victoria and Torre del Mar are also staffed by volunteers. All items are donated and the proceeds of the sales are used solely for the benefit of the dogs.
We always welcome anyone who is willing to help as a volunteer, to foster a dog and /or become a member of our association. Anyone interested reading more about our work, or in lending a hand or making a donation can contact us through our Facebook page:
APARIV – Asociación Protectora de Animales del Rincón de la Victoria  Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for any donations made.


Salud Responder, Important Message For The Elderly In Spain Re Prescriptions, Reader Reply: With regard to this article-
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:
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 ; ssandersceiriosen AT hotmail DoT com


Competa: Does anyone know how many cases of the virus have been confirmed in competa? Phil , Competa, my email is playon.po@gmail.com


Bus times: Hi Naythan, do you have any info on bus times? i.e. between village and costa.
I have heard that there are no Nieto buses and Alsa has 50% service.
Grateful for any info on Digame. Ditto Correos, I saw someone had a query recently but maybe info went to his e-mail. Regards, Christine, Torrox pueblo
chris.fitzwa @ gmail . com
(Please forward replies to DigameXtra. -Ed.)


Home delivery: Hi Naythan,
Would it be worth putting something on Digame to find out which restaurants are offering home delivery? They are all going through hard times and I expect quite a number of people would support them by ordering takeaway occasionally.
Just a thought. Stay well, Marion, Nerja
(If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering, please send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and what they offer. I will have to confirm all info before I can post it since they are not submitting it themselves. I will create a temporary new Section where I will post these for the duration of the “Alarm Period”. I WILL NOT attempt to confirm or post these submissions them unless all this info is provided. -Ed.)


News & Articles

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Latest Statistics On Coronavirus For Spain And Around The World (19 March 2020 @ 01:41):
Spain is reporting 14,769 total cases with 2,943 new cases, it has 638 total deaths including 105 new fatalities. 1,081 have recovered with 13,050 active cases and 800 serious or critical cases. Let’s look at the latest figures in Europe and around the world.
China has 80,894 cases with zero new cases
Italy has 35,713 cases with 4,207 new cases
Iran has 17,361 cases with 1,192 new cases
Spain has 14,769 cases with 2,943 new cases
Germany has 12,327 cases with 2,960 new cases
USA has 9,261 cases with 2,850 new cases
France has 9,134 cases with 1,404 new cases
S. Korea has 8,413 cases with 93 new cases
UK has 2,626 cases with 676 new cases
There are now 218,723 cases around the world with 8,943 deaths and 84,386 recovered. There are currently 125,394 infected patients with 118,236 in mild condition and 7,158 in serious or critical condition.
The coronavirus is affecting 173 countries and territories and 1 international conveyance, the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan.
Notably, Russia has posted 147 cases with 33 new cases. Panama has 109 cases with 40 new cases and Portugal has 642 cases with 194 new cases.


All outings must be ‘SOLO’ confirms Spain’s ‘toughened’ State of Alarm restrictions: Spain has toughened its State of Alarm restrictions on citizen’s movements, which confines the public under house arrest for at least another 13/14 more days – unless absolutely necessary – to prevent further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All outings must be made ‘solo’, whether it’s by foot, car, or public transport, reiterated Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, today.
“If you have to leave home to buy essentials, or travel to and from work, you must be unaccompanied,” he confirmed. “The same also applies to going to the bank or the pharmacy.” Dog walkers must also be ‘unaccompanied’, he clarified. The only exception is accompanying the elderly/minors to hospital or medical centres.


Scam Alert: There is a new bt email phishing scam going around the uk, its made to look like a real bt email, they state in the email that they will be replacing your broadband cables and your internet will fluctuate between the dates you give you. But for the inconvenience they will give you a gift coupon for 12 months free streaming services and redirects you to a fake page where they try get you to enter your bank details for proof of age (DO NOT FALL FOR THIS) i will show below how you can tell that this is a scam and should not be trusted.
Here’s how to tell that this is a scam… if you ever get any emails pretending to be from a company and your not to sure if its a phishing email, look up on the internet the official email address. For example, in the email i received the address was (newsletter@unaunace.com) obviously that is not BT’s real email address because if you receive a email from bt it should have (@btinternet.com). Reference:


Scam Alert: WHO coronavirus scam email. Hackers are now pretending to be from the world health organization (WHO), sending fake emails with phishing links to try gain information or money.
Please don’t fall for these scams. The WHO organisation would never ask for any of these below.
-they will never conduct lotteries or give aways or grants or anything in that nature
-this is there official website https://www.who.int/ if you receive any links to other sites do not click on them
-they will never ask for money from you or charge you for anything
-they would never ask for usernames or passwords of any sorts
If you receive an email like this from some one who is trying to impersonate the WHO organization you can follow this link to report it https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/contact-us.
Reference: https://misconceptionhacker.blogspot.com/2020/03/who-coronavirus-scam-email.html


“Gota Fria” Brings Winter Back to Spain’s Costa Del Sol and Costa Blanca This Weekend: Cold temperatures can be expected this weekend in all of Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, as well as showers of rain, after a winter that so far has recorded the highest temperatures in history. Costa del Sol’s temperatures may drop down to 7 or 8 degrees during the night and 13-14 degrees during the day, with similar temperatures in Costa Blanca as well.


Scam Alert: Hackers Created Thousands of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Sites As Bait. According to a new report published by Check Point Research today and shared with The Hacker News, hackers are exploiting the COVID-19 outbreak to spread their own infections, including registering malicious Coronavirus-related domains and selling discounted off-the-shelf malware in the dark web.
“Special offers by different hackers promoting their ‘goods’ — usually malicious malware or exploit tools — are being sold over the darknet under special offers with ‘COVID19’ or ‘coronavirus’ as discount codes, targeting wannabe cyber-attackers,” the cybersecurity firm said. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2020/03/covid-19-coronavirus-hacker-malware.html


The UK pound takes a beating while US dollar surged, bonds plunged and global markets struggle: Selling extended across almost all asset classes. Benchmark 10-year sovereign bond yields in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Korea and Singapore and Thailand surged.
In currency markets, everything except the dollar and – thanks to the ECB, the euro – collapsed. Sterling GBP= fell 1% to $1.1495. The New Zealand dollar NZD=D3 fell 3% to $0.5540 and the Aussie AUD=D3 was pounded to $0.5592.
Oil prices surged as much as nearly 20% on Thursday, bouncing back from days of heavy losses in a relief rally that may yet be short-lived, analysts warned, but which was stoked by economic stimulus efforts to ward off a global coronavirus recession.


Adobe Releases Critical Patches for Acrobat Reader, Photoshop, Bridge, ColdFusion: Though it’s not Patch Tuesday, Adobe today released a massive batch of out-of-band software updates for six of its products to patch a total of 41 new security vulnerabilities.
Adobe last week made a pre-announcement to inform its users of an upcoming security update for Acrobat and Reader, but the company today unveiled bugs in a total of 6 widely-used software, including:
Adobe Genuine Integrity Service
Adobe Acrobat and Reader
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Experience Manager
Adobe ColdFusion
Adobe Bridge
According to the security advisories, 29 of the 41 vulnerabilities are critical in severity, and the other 11 have been rated important. It’s highly recommended for Adobe users to download and install the latest versions of the affected software to protect their systems and businesses from potential cyber-attacks.
Source: https://thehackernews.com/2020/03/adobe-software-update.html


Nerja to protect its most vulnerable with services for the homeless and elderly in Axarquia: Homeless people of Nerja have been taken by the Policia Local to shelter in the Ciudad Deportiva Enrique López Cuenca. This measure has been taken at the request of the association Simpatiza con la Pobreza, which has also requested the collaboration from the public to provide them with blankets and other items they may need.
Councillor for Social Services, Daniel Rivas, points out that “the goal is for people who are homeless to have safe places and receive the best possible care in this emergency situation.” Should anybody wish to donate any items they can call 622102117 to arrange for items to be collected.
Social Services in the area will also provide food at home to elderly and disabled people who live alone, with the aim of not having to leave the house for shopping.
The distribution will be carried out by volunteers from the Proteccio´n Civil. The Councillor requests anybody who knows people in this situation, informs the Servicios Sociales Municipales, by phone on 617428417.


Online Activities- Virtual and 3D Tours, pt. 2:
Historical Location Tours Links:
Stonehenge: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history/stonehenge360/#section-1
Taj Mahal: http://www.taj-mahal.net/newtaj/
Machu Pichu: http://www.peru-machu-picchu.com/map.php
Mountain Climbing Links:
Mount Everest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTxpNiA_Ujc
Everest for Mountaineers: Episode 6 Death Zone Ultra HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5KjFZ7rTHA
Climb K2 in 3D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF-wlAEC3f4
Annapurna Circuit in Nepal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQy8rDxEdRU
Matterhorn – August 2013 – Traverse From Lion to Hornli Ridge – 4478m: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NE5IzEu-C0


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GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge) Pound takes a beating! Ouch!


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

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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