DigameXtra No. 1582 Wednesday, March 25th 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.


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).

DigameXtra News Alert: While it still needs approval, which seems likely, the State of Alarm is about to be extended another 15 days, until 11 April. Extended lockdown UPDATE: Spanish Congress will vote on the decision on March 25.


All current Sponsors have received 15 day extensions to their Sponsorship expiration dates to compensate for the down time we are experiencing. -Ed.


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Windows 8/10 Users: You can safely turn Windows Updates back on. The bad Updates KB 4532693 and KB4524244 have been removed. DoctorLaptop.


Neil Diamond “Hands.. washing hands”: Neil Diamond sings “Sweet Caroline” with updated lyric for safety during Covid-19 pandemic.


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


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
Email enquiries or for more information to
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


Satellite Dish Service Needed: Can anyone recommend a person or company who could supply and fit a larger and a more substantial Satellite dish on my roof and also tune in to my satellite box. Frigiliana, Mike
Please contact me on mikestevenitt@gmail.com


Umbrella repair wanted: Hello Digamextra. Does anyone know a shop or person who will repair an umbrella for a friend. A few ribs have broken at joints.
Full size, make CENTRO. Thanks Tony, Nerja


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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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.
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.)


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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This Month’s Featured DigameXtra Sponsor!
Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We are locked down and are following the legal requirements so we are closed to the public during this Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic.  We are authorised to ship via Correos but will only be doing it one day a week – Monday for as long as they are open. We are offering free shipping in Spain for any order over 50 plants.  We have had a lot of interest from people looking for something to do while in quarantine.  Thankfully some of us can still work in our private gardens.  We do have plants available for shipment on Monday. Everyone stay safe, this will eventually pass.
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.
Contact: Dave
Email: info at Vetiverspain dot com.
Mobile: 34 692 288 657
website: http://www.vetiverspain.com
Check out the short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.” Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY7VYCsFDww


Recommendations & Requests

Rationing: The tobacco shop in Torrox Costa near the bus station is limiting customers to one pack of cigarettes, per brand, per day. Naythan, Torrox Costa, doctorlaptop AT protonmail dot com


Thanks: To all our wonderful services Hospital Staff , Staff at our Medication Centers Police Amblance Staff. The Bin Men , Shop Staff Delivery people Postman especially the one that posted a letter for me this morning and any one else that is out there helping . Please everyone be out on your terraces clapping at 8 o/c it sounds wonderful Dorothy Allen Punta Lara Nerja, dorothyallenpl @ gmail . com


Covid 19 Info: Hello. I heard that an early symptom of this infection is a loss of smell.
Is this fact or fiction?
Thanks, Tony, Nerja, sjc2714@gmail.com
(Lots of confirmation on Google, -Ed. See: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Corona+virus+loss+of+smell+and+taste )


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: (euroweeklynews.com, Wed. 25 March 2020 @ 02:15)
According to the latest Worldometer statistics (March 25, 2020, 02:07 GMT), 422,614 people have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world to date.
Of that total, 294,215 are currently infected, of which 13,269 (5%) are in critical condition. Out of the remaining 127,198 cases, 108,388 have recovered or have been discharged, however, 18,892 resulted in death from the disease.
The US registered the most number of cases (9,921) over the last 24 hours, followed by Spain (6,922) and Italy (5,249), as can be seen in the chart below. Italy registered the most deaths from the disease in just 24 hours (743), closely followed by Spain (680) and France (240). With 6,820 COVID-19 fatalities in Italy, it continues to be the country with the highest death toll, followed by China (3,277) and Spain (2,991). Sources: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/25/latest-worldwide-coronavirus-statistics-from-spain-breaking-news-from-the-usa-posted-after-midnight-gmt-2/
and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus


Spain Stats: (Last updated: Wed March 25, 2020, 02:07 GMT, http://www.worldometers.info) The death toll in Spain from the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 2,991 people, with 680 new deaths in just the last 24 hours. The number of infections is now 42,058.


Malaga province: (Updated Tuesday 24 March 2020 @ 16:30, euroweeklynews.com) The number of new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, as well as deaths from the disease, have risen again in Malaga in just 24 hours.
Around 145 new cases were reported today, as well as five deaths from the disease. The province now accounts for a third (26) of all deaths in the region of Andalucia (87). According to Spain’s Ministry of Heath, Malaga now has a total of 665 Covid-19 cases, of which around half (335) are hospitalised. The remaining 306 are in isolation at home.
Malaga continues to be the most affected province in the region, accounting for 26.9 per cent of all cases. However, the surrounding provinces are catching up, with Granada registering 480 cases and Sevilla 407. Almeria and Huelva remain the least affected areas registering 91 and 70 cases, respectively.
Over the weekend, the number of cases in Andalucia appeared to be dropping. However, in the last 24 hours, the number of new cases has risen sharply to 510 cases across the region – taking the total from 1,961 to 2,471 Covid-19 cases to date.


UK Records Biggest Daily Rise In Coronavirus Death, 87, Bringing The Total Number to 422: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/24/breaking-news-uk-records-biggest-daily-rise-in-coronavirus-death-82-bringing-the-total-number-to-422/


Over 50 Android Apps for Kids on Google Play Store Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme: Most were designed for kids and have racked up almost 1 million downloads between them. These have been caught using a new trick to secretly click on ads without the knowledge of smartphone users. See details & list of malware apps in article: https://thehackernews.com/2020/03/android-apps-ad-fraud.html


Tokyo 2020- Olympic and Paralympic Games postponed because of coronavirus: The event, due to begin on 24 July, will now take place “no later than summer 2021”. Source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/52020134


Precautionary Principle Prevails! 3-Year Moratorium on 5G AND 4G Deployment in Geneva, Switzerland : Worldwide opposition to 5G technology continues to increase and for a variety of valid reasons including biological and environmental risks. The Geneva action was reported in “Three-year moratorium on 4G + and 5G in Geneva” which states, “the moratorium adopted Thursday evening also aims to respond to the growing concern of the population” and quotes deputy Green Jean Rossiaud, “The precautionary principle prevails in view of the absence of independent studies on the effects of this technology on health and biodiversity.” Source: https://ehtrust.org/three-year-moratorium-on-4g-5g-in-geneva-switzerland/


Spain’s Home Office Reports that a Cyber Virus is Attempting to ‘Break the Medical System’ as Spain’s Lockdown Means Less Crime on the Streets but More Crime Online: The police forces in charge have alerted of a new type of online virus which is reaching medical staff via e-mail, trying to corrupt and ‘to break the entire medical software system.’ The deputy operational director of the police, Jose Angel Gonzalez, explained that there has been a significant increase in “dangerous and malicious” cyber-attacks.
However, medical staff are not the only victims of these cyber crimes. There have been more than 200 online hoaxes identified ‘which aim to provoke fear and panic within the population’ in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. There have also been videos circulating around social media of an alleged riot in a prison, which was in fact an Italian prison, not a Spanish one. This kind of content is usefully misleading and tries to cause fear and panic amongst the population. Another hoax was a voice note which said supermarkets would soon close and scared individuals into stockpiling goods. There have also been large-scale phishing e-mails, which try to steal sensitive information like passwords.


The Ministry of Interior extends validity of driving licences in Spain, for 60 days: The Ministry of Interior today announced the move, stating: “All driving licences and permits, as well as other administrative authorisations for driving, whose period of validity expires during the State of Alarm, will be automatically extended for the duration of the same and up to 60 calendar days after its end”. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/21/the-ministry-of-interior-extends-validity-of-driving-licences-in-spain-for-60-days/


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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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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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