DigameXtra No. 1593 Sunday, April 5th 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!  -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). I suggest you check it daily. BEWARE OF FAKEBOOK HOAXES!


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What’s On

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Queen’s Coronavirus speech which will be aired on Sunday ‘will be deeply personal and echo her father’s words during WW2: It is only the fifth time The Queen has made such address to the nation during her 68 year reign, and it will see her ask Brits and the Commonwealth to take pride in helping one another. It will go out to millions around the country and the Commonwealth on television and radio at 8pm and could be the most watched and listened-to broadcast in British history. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/04/queens-coronavirus-speech-which-will-be-aired-on-sunday-will-be-deeply-personal-and-echo-her-fathers-words-during-ww2/


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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 proteccioncivil@torrox.es.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Carretera 128,
El Morche
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
Torrox Park
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
El Morche
952 532 029
-Supermercado Jose
El Morche
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
El Morche
601638 672
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.)


Home delivery by Haveli: Haveli Restaurant – Since 1987
Nerja & Eastern Costa del Sol’s Premier Indian Restaurant
Cristo 44 (Post Office Street), Nerja
Make your day with some great food!
Choice of Indian and International dishes
Call 605110307 or 952524297
Free home delivery
You may also order a combo from our Indian Menu
Deliveries 7 days a week – 1 pm to 7 pm
We request payments in cash only.
(Menu pic coming soon)


Restaurant Meson Mudejar Food Delivery: We cover the areas of Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Corumbela, Sayalonga, Salares and Sedella.
DELIVERY ONLY ( delivery is free ).
682 489 949 please call or contact us on Whatsapp.
Deliveries 7 days a week. Please contact us one day before and we deliver the next day.
Our menu can be found on our website:
Payments in cash only.
Thank you and stay safe.


Granada: Voldistribución, the company that distributes Mahou & San Miguel beers, has launched the initiative “Stay at home. Voldis brings the bar to your house in Granada!”
Deliveries within 48 hours from the order and the shipments will have no cost beyond that of the products ordered. In addition to beer, customers may include wine, water, juices or preserves, among others.
Email: atencioncliente@aldimer.com
Mobile & WhatsApp: 660 746 355
Landline: 958 491 280


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Wanted: Does any one have a unwanted potters wheel for sale? I am located in Frigiliana. Jane. +4417866635626 WhatsApp.


Recommendations & Requests

Cat-People Alerts:
-A Covid-19 infected cat has been confirmed in Belgium. As cats constantly lick themselves, an infected cat will be very risky to handle. References:
Summary, 1 page in plain language- https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.30.015347v1
Full 23 page study with technical jargon- https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.30.015347v1.full.pdf
-Cat in Belgium catches Covid-19 from an infected owner confirmed a week ago- https://nypost.com/2020/03/27/first-known-cat-infected-with-coronavirus-reported-in-belgium/
-I see people laying out catfood next to the trees lining Av. El Faro and Av García Peñalver, Torrox Costa. You need to know those areas are saturated with highly toxic chemicals when the street sterilizing crews come by. I suggest it would be better to feed them in the park and garden areas between the BLQs and the beach, or by the tennis courts. These chemicals are so strong it burns the feet of grown large dogs, as explained in an article in the April 2nd DigameXtra, here is the original article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/01/disinfection-killer-of-pets-sprayed-to-the-streets-of-the-costa-del-sol-costa-blanca-with-warning-to-dog-and-cat-owners/
-Torrox Costa places rat traps in the garden and lawn areas. They have recently refreshed the poison. Cats can be poisoned by mouse and rat poison by ingesting it directly themselves. These poisons are made to be enticing to eat, and cats can fall victim to this characteristic. Cats can also be poisoned by rodenticides secondarily, which means that they ingest the poison when they eat a rodent that consumed the bait. This creates a danger for cats even in homes where rodenticides aren’t put out. Rodents don’t die immediately when they consume these baits, so they can move to other areas and then be caught, killed, and eaten by a cat in an entirely different yard or home. The signs that will be presented by a cat that has ingested rodenticide will depend on the type of poison used in the product. Some signs might include:
-Pale gums
-Red, pin-point areas or large bruises on multiple areas of the skin, gums, or in the whites of the eyes
-Weakness, Lethargy or “drunk” appearance
-Bleeding from the nose or into the urine or stool
-Vomiting, Seizures
Reference: https://www.cathealth.com/cat-care/toxic-items/2469-mouse-poison-ingestion-in-cats


News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: There are circulating several hoaxes that well meaning people have spread to thousands of unsuspecting FB friends. To make it worse, some local authorities are making statements contrary to the official info on regional gov’t websites, and the local press is posting it as if it is undoubtedly true. Some FB users are even exploiting the crisis to gain “likes” on their FB pages by posting fake info posters designed to cause panic and get reposted by all their contacts, so as to harvest the “likes” the fake poster generates. That’s the social media world kids live in today. Anything for a taste of celebrity.
If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you can’t believe it!  -Ed.


For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/


World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 05, 2020, 00:41 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,201,473
Total Deaths: 64,678


Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 03, 2020, 23:58 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 126,168
Total Deaths: 11,947


Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 03.04.2020
Coronavirus Total Cases: 7,869
New Cases: 495
Total Deaths: 376
New Daily Deaths: 50
Source: https://www.rtve.es/noticias/20200404/mapa-del-coronavirus-espana/2004681.shtml


Malaga province: Last Updated- 4 April 2020
Coronavirus Total Cases: 1905
New Cases: 261
Total Deaths: 110
New Daily Deaths: 12
Source: https://www.rtve.es/noticias/20200404/mapa-del-coronavirus-espana/2004681.shtml


UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 02, 2020, 23:00 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 41,903
Total Deaths: 4,313


Pedro Sánchez plans to extend state of alarm in Spain until 26 April, but it’s not a done deal as most of the media would lead you to believe: The Spanish government has announced its plans to extend the state of alarm currently in force to curb the spread of coronavirus for two more weeks, until 26 April. The current two-week emergency period ends on 11 April and the new extension will need to be passed by MPs in Spain’s Congreso.
The government now has to seek the support of opposition groups so that the extension of the state of alarm, allowing an extension of the lockdown, can be approved by MPs in Congreso. The decision to extend the state of alarm is expected to be formalised in a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday and voted by MPs on Thursday.
However, at least 2 opposition groups, that in theory have confirmed they will support the motion to extend, have threatened to remove their support, and now have Sanchez over a barrel. There is a growing cross-party movement that is angry about the situation for several reasons, and if these are not satisfactorily negotiated the opposition groups may block the extension:
-Businesses and individuals want to know why banks get bailouts from public funds but the small guys who provided those public funds get loans that must be repaid. They want rent & utility bill freezes, not loans.
-Many are finding that they do not qualify for relief programs, especially low wage earners, immigrants and domestic workers. They say those with the least savings, that are suffering the most, are receiving the least in relief. Protests supporting this position, in defiance of the lockdown, have been threatened by radicals in Barcelona and Madrid.
-Many are reporting the funds they are applying for are already exhausted.
-Some report they are told they will need to wait 20-25 weeks before relief checks are issued.
-Some cash businesses cannot prove they have lost the required 75 percent of income necessary to qualify, so they will receive no relief benefits.
-Sanchez’ 200B Euro recovery package is based on the private sector providing more than half the funding for this. The Spanish economy was struggling before the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people do not believe that there is a spare 100B Euros in the private sector to make that large a contribution. Or if the private sector does provide that much, they will simply pass on the expense to the citizens in the form of higher prices and reduced services.
-Labor unions and small business associations are demanding that the lockdown conditions be modified to focus on high risk groups like the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions or compromised immune systems. They say low risk sectors should be allowed to return to work. Note: My sources of these disputes listed above are several radio shows I listened to Saturday morning, including TRE Radio and RNE 1 Radio Nacional.


New study reveals existing widely available anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin can kill coronavirus within 48 hours: According to BDI’s Dr Kylie Wagstaff, who led the study, the drug Ivermectin stopped the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture within 48 hours. “We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,” Dr Wagstaff said.
Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug that has also been shown to be effective in vitro against a broad range of viruses including HIV, Dengue, Influenza and Zika virus. Dr Wagstaff, however, cautioned that the tests conducted in the study to date were in vitro and that trials still needed to be carried out in people. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/04/new-study-reveals-existing-widely-available-anti-parasitic-drug-can-kill-coronavirus-within-48-hours/


The Government will lift the restriction on non-essential activities after Easter: (This is a Google translation, so forgive the grammatical errors) Sánchez has announced that they will not prolong exceptional measures for economic “hibernation” beyond April 9th, in reference to the recoverable paid leave that the Government approved by decree since last Monday the 27th for activities and jobs not considered essential due to the approaching of the Holy Week festivity. “It was necessary to contribute to the control of the epidemic according to the opinions of all the experts, but once the rubicon of Easter, the state of alarm will continue as it was without the exceptional measures once the term for which they were set expires, “explained the chief executive.
However, Sánchez has prescribed “an extraordinary precaution” in the face of the evolution that the pandemic may continue to have. “We will be with the antennas on to react as soon as possible to any hint of a spike in the virus, ”he warned. “We don’t let our guard down.”
“I already announced that more days will come of alarm status ”, he acknowledged, however. The Prime Minister has announced in any case that this extension of the state of alarm for another fifteen days will not be the last. “Logically, the state of alarm, and the exceptional measures that we are going to have to take are not going to last another fifteen days, they are going to last one more time“, It has been recognized. “It will be the least possible, depending on the effectiveness of the measures that we are deploying and the degree of compliance that we all Spaniards will have over the next few weeks, but logically, they will be more than fifteen days.” At the end of April, therefore, “it will not be over.”
Sánchez has hoped, however, that after April 25 some of the restrictions on citizen mobility can be relaxed. It will be possible to start from then on, as he has admitted, to “recover some spaces of social relationship that we have lost to protect our lives and the lives of our loved ones. ” All this, depending on the measures imposed and the degree of compliance of the company. “More days will come from the state of alarm, but not the same, it will be different, we will begin to recover something of our personal, economic and social life,” he explained. Source (Spanish): https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20200404/48303146208/gobierno-levantara-restriccion-actividades-no-esenciales-tras-semana-santa.html


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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
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