DigameXtra No. 1578 Saturday, March 21st 2020

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-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.

 

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Important Editor’s Note:
I am seeing a lot of advice and supposed official info on Facebook pages without any source provided. Some of it is obviously inaccurate. 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! 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).

 

ON SALE NOW- May Charity Ball: The Caves Restaurant, Maro. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
AIC are partnering with the Royal British Legion to bring you this very special Charity Ball and is expected to attract over 100 guests to enjoy a canape reception, a fabulous dinner followed by great live entertainment provided by Ricky Lavazza. There will be a super Charity raffle during the evening with the proceeds being split between the AIC and the Royal British Legion.
Click Here for More Info – https://tinyurl.com/vq7lq2d
It is expected that the event will be sold out, so please book NOW to avoid being disappointed.
Please Note: As at early March, 60% of all tickets sold!!!  FB Link

 

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NOTICE! : Most services are closed due to the pandemic. Please confirm services are not cancelled to avoid disappointment. -Ed.

Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
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.
Next Scheduled Trip
CURRENTLY EVERY TWO WEEKS TO AND FRO.
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
email ; tonyroam@btconnect.com or email ; euroam@btconnect.com
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Prayer changes everything, take a step today and ask God to step in.
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Food Delivery Services That Are Open

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:
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Friday to Monday 1.00pm until 7.00pm
All meals must be pre-ordered.
Please make your order from our menu.
We are fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
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

 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Special offers and message from Nerja Household Centre: We are not open so you are unable to collect delivery possible but not until government gives all clear (subject to location). To purchase any of the above at the special price we ask for payment by bank transfer or paypal.
-Beautiful sideboard striped back to natural wood and waxed. Brand new yellow pumpkin handles Measurements Width 195cms Depth 42cms Height 85cms Price 180€
-Stunning sideboard stripped back to natural with chalk paint waxed with new white porcelain knobs. Measurements Width 195cms Depth 40cms Height 85cms Price 180€
-Beautiful dresser been stripped back with new pumpkin knobs chalk paint and waxed Measurements Width 156cms Height 202cms Depth 40cms Price 250€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

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News & Articles

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Latest Statistics On Coronavirus For Spain (Last updated: March 21, 2020, 02:41 GMT): The Spanish newspapers are falling behing in posting current numbers. For the latest info visit https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/
The total number of coronavirus infections reported in Spain is 21,571, with 1,093 dead.

 

Hydroxychloroquine ( Suspected Possible Cure for Corona Virus ) Debate: Trump vs Fauci- President and doctor spar over unproven drug. In an extraordinary exchange, President Donald Trump and the government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, publicly sparred Friday on whether (or not) a malaria drug would work to treat people with coronavirus disease, with the doctor emphasizing the possible side effects, especially neurologic complications. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Full story: https://apnews.com/432a37435f28015e8b45eeff710cd254

 

Low-cost airline Ryanair to stop practically all flights from next Tuesday:
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/20/cost-airline-ryanair-stop-20200320095845-v.html

 

Spain orders closure of hotels: Spain has ordered all hotels in its territory to close to help stem the spread of coronavirus, under a new measure announced in the state official bulletin on Thursday.
Hotels in Spain, the number-two tourist destination in the world, will close immediately for seven days. The order to close includes all establishments that provide short term stays, including pensions, campsites and caravan parks.
However, long-stay accommodation can remain open, providing they have the necessary infrastructure for residents to abide by the conditions of total confinement currently in force in the country. Full story:
https://www.thelocal.es/20200320/spain-orders-all-hotels-to-close-due-to-coronavirus

 

Spain to roll out rapid Coronavirus test kits country-wide ‘in next few days’: The Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa has announced this evening that rapid Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests kits will be rolled out across the whole of Spain in the next few days. In a press conference this evening, together with the Science Minister Pedro Duque, he confirmed that the rapid tests will be carried out on those with less severe symptoms, as soon as possible.
The tests will help to detect and confirm COVID-19 cases, particularly ‘hidden cases’ – people with mild symptoms. The Ministry of Heath will start by sending out the kits to the most affected regions first, followed by the rest.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/20/spain-to-roll-out-rapid-coronavirus-test-kits-country-wide-in-next-few-days/

 

More Changes to Spain’s State of Alarm- Mechanics May Keep Functioning but Without Opening to the Public: The order states, “as part of our aim to guarantee the adequate functioning of operations and the transport of merchandise, and to assure the necessary supply of products to the population…as declared in the Royal Decree, as of March 14, mechanics which are dedicated to the reparation and maintenance of motor vehicles, as well as establishments dedicated to the sale of accessories and parts, are allowed to open but without directly interacting and selling to the general public”. Full article at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/20/more-changes-to-spains-state-of-alarm-mechanics-may-keep-functioning-but-without-opening-to-the-public/

 

Wall Street dives, ends worst week since 2008, as New York, California impose restrictions: Wall Street wrapped up its worst week since October 2008, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 sliding more than 4% on Friday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 913.21 points, or 4.55%, to 19,173.98, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 104.47 points, or 4.34%, to 2,304.92 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 271.06 points, or 3.79%, to 6,879.52. Coronavirus fears have wiped off almost 32%, or roughly $9 trillion, from the value of the benchmark S&P index since its record closing high on Feb. 19.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks/wall-street-dives-ends-worst-week-since-2008-as-new-york-california-impose-restrictions-idUSKBN21719W

 

Churches / Worship

This section is inactive during the Alarm Period.

 

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GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge)

USD>EUR

 

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/
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