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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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Camino del Arte Torrox June 2020, Postponement:
Dear Artists and Art Lovers,
Regrettably, we have now taken the decision to postpone the first Camino del Arte Torrox, until the 4/5/6 of June 2021.
Our grateful thanks go to Mari Angeles Ruiz who is our councillor for culture in Torrox, for her enthusiasm to launch the Camino, and in particular to Salvador Marquez from the Tourist Office Torrox Costa, without whom this project would never have got off the ground.
Also, we would like to extend our thanks to all the cafe bars, restaurants and businesses who supported the Camino by offering exhibition space in their premises, and of course lastly, thank you to all the artists who applied to participate in the event.
All of the work we have done will not be wasted as we will carry it all forward to 2021, when we hope that you will all once again apply to participate in the first Camino del Arte Torrox.
Thank you, and Best Wishes.
Hilary Mullany and Jill Carrott.
Costa del Sol’s ‘Rock the Lock Down’ is back and bigger with Spain’s online music festival from artists around the world: Seventy-two artists will perform live concerts streamed directly into your homes over 18 hours across two days via the Facebook page starting at 3pm (Spanish time, CET) and ending at 12am (Spanish time CET) today and tomorrow, Sunday March 29.
There will be three acts performing on three different feeds for 30 minutes each throughout the day with different genres during each time slot providing something different for everyone but should you miss any of it the shows will still be available to view after the event.
Find out more about Rock the Lock Down at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1066664150378119/
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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.)
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UPDATE- The hospital in Axarquía needs your help: Professionals from the Hospital de la Axarquía call on citizens to provide protective equipment such as masks, hats, waterproof gowns and overalls similar to those that are used to fumigate.
Read more (Spanish): https://www.europapress.es/andalucia/malaga-00356/noticia-profesionales-hospital-axarquia-llaman-ciudadania-aportar-equipos-proteccion-20200325121749.html
Birgit, Competa, birgit dot fastrup at gmail dot com
New info: Donations of material to the hospital should only be done by phoning 600148064 from 8 to 15 with info about the material in question. Then it will be the responsibility of the hospital tp pick it up. Source (Spanish, and is copy protected so it can’t easily be copy/pasted into a translator. I will not post any more Spanish language links that can’t be pasted into a translator by the readers, so please don’t submit any. -Ed.) https://www.axarquiahoy.es/el-area-sanitaria-malaga-axarquia-establece-un-protocolo-para-la-donacion-de-material-solidario-por-el-covid-19/
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For the latest pandemic info visit:
World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated: Sat. March 28, 2020, 20:29 GMT, www.worldometers.info
Coronavirus Cases: 657,521
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated: Sat. March 28, 2020, 20:42 GMT, www.worldometers.info
Coronavirus Cases: 72,335
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated Sat. 28 March 2020, 17:58
More than 4,200 people in Andalucia have been diagnosed with coronavirus, with 484 testing positive in just the last 24 hours. However, it seems the rate at which people are getting infected with Covid-19, ‘appears to be stabilising’ according to the local authorities. The total number of deaths due to the disease stands at 172 today, which includes 28 fatalities that occurred from the disease in the last 24 hours.
Malaga province: Last Updated Sat. 28 March 2020 @ 17:58
Malaga has lost 10 more people to coronavirus (Covid-19) over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths in the province to 56.
The number of people infected with the disease has also soared to 1,053, making Malaga the worst affected province in the whole of the Andalucian region.
UK Coronavirus: Last updated: March 28, 2020, 21:16 GMT. www.worldometers.info
Total Cases: 17,089
USA Coronavirus News: President Donald Trump is raising the idea of what he’s calling a quarantine involving New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, states hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But there are questions as to whether the federal government has the power to do so.
The United States has more confirmed coronavirus infections than any other country. Cities including Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans are growing as hotspots of infection, while New York City continues to be pummeled. Nurses there are calling for more masks and other gear to safeguard themselves against the virus that has so far sickened more than 52,000 people and killed over 700 in New York state, mostly in the NYC.
Italy coronavirus death toll surges past 10,000; lockdown extension likely: MILAN (Reuters) – The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy barreled past 10,000 on Saturday, a figure that made an extension of a national lockdown almost certain. Officials said 889 more people died in the previous 24 hours, the second highest daily tally since the epidemic emerged on Feb. 21, and that total fatalities reached 10,023. Confirmed cases rose by about 6,000 to 92,472, the second-highest number of cases in the world behind the United States.
Italy, the first Western country to introduce severe restrictions on movement after uncovering the outbreak five weeks ago, has since increasingly tightened them, and hopes that they would be eased from next Friday were fading fast.
“There are elements that make us believe that all of the April 3 expirations of provision will have to be postponed,” Industry Minister Stefano Patuanelli told Italian broadcaster Rai.
Italy schools closed March 5th and their lockdown started March 9th. Spain lockdown began March 14th. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy/italy-coronavirus-death-toll-surges-past-10000-lockdown-extension-likely-idUSKBN21F0R5
Spain’s PM toughens lockdown rules announcing ALL ‘non-essential workers’ to remain home from Monday: Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has toughened the country’s lockdown restrictions by announcing this evening that “all non-essential workers” must remain at home from Monday March 30.
All workers that don’t work in ‘essential’ services or activities must now also remain in isolation for the next 15 days. He stated that jobs of these employees would be guaranteed after the lockdown, and that workers would continue to receive salaries.
Essential services would be limited to the supermarket, food/agricultural sector, health/medical professions, armed/security forces, as well as communications. However those working in construction or manufacturing firms not related to medical, food or ‘essential’ services, must now remain home for the duration of the lockdown. Full article:
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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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