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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!
All current Sponsors have received 30 day extensions to their Sponsorship expiration dates to compensate for the lockdown time we are experiencing. -Ed.
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Easter Week 2020:
9 Apr, Thu., Maundy Thursday (La festividad del Jueves Santo) (Regional holiday)
10 Apr, Fri., Good Friday (El Viernes Santo) (National holiday)
12 Apr, Sun., Easter Sunday
13Apr, Mon., Easter Monday (Regional holiday, but not in Andalucia)
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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
Dentadanes open for emergencies: Dear patients,
We hope you are well and staying safe. We are!
We are open Monday to Friday 10-12 to help with emergencies. Please call in advance for us to send you a travel permit.
Please note we are closed Thursday 9/4-12/4 for Easter holidays.
For more information visit our web page (dentadanes.com) or contact us
on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/dentadanes/
Tlf: 952 529 666
Nete Larsen, Colegio de dentistas de Málaga No. 29002158
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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 email@example.com.
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.)
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.
Mobile & WhatsApp: 660 746 355
Landline: 958 491 280
Restaurante La Joya:
Delivers to Nerja, Frigiliana, Torrox and Maro on Mondays and Thursdays 12:00-17:30 with a pre-order.
The menu is:
Beef Goulash with vegetables in rich red wine sauce, served with creamy mashed potatoes (€9.90), Moroccan Vegetarian Dish with chickpeas in tomatoes, served with sliced aubergine, salad and Greek yoghurt with walnuts and garlic (€9.90), Aromatic Chicken and vegetables tagine served with couscous (€9.90), Aromatic Vegetarian tagine with almonds and butternut squash served with couscous (€9.90), Beef or Vegetarian Moussaka (€9.90), home made cake of the day (€4.50).
JUST WHATSAPP 675861719, or simply call.
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Do you know the benefits of Moringa also known as the Miracle Tree?
If not please check out the Moringa page link below.
As soon as we are able to either open up to the public
or ship via the Spanish Correos we will have Moringa Powder available.
Anna’s Moringa / Mint Sun Tea
1.5 litre jar or something similar
3 Ginger or Ginger Lemon Tea Bags
3 Green Tea Bags
About 1.5 Teaspoons of Vetiver Spain’s Organic Moringa Powder
Stevia, sugar or honey for sweetening
Top off with bottled water
Place it in the sun in the morning and it will be ready by evening.
Be creative by adding lemon juice, orange juice, etc.
Home page: www.vetiverspain.com
Moringa page. https://www.vetiverspain.com/moringa-oleifera-.html
(34) 692 288 657 David
Recommendations & Requests
Malaga Transport: Hello, Wanted please, share taxi/transport to Malaga Airport late 30th April or very early 1st May. Flight dep 0930,1st May. Tony, Nerja,
News & Articles
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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: There are tons of hoaxes circulating, that well meaning people have spread to thousands of unsuspecting FB friends. 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 Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 08, 2020, 01:15 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,430,590
Total Deaths: 82,025
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 08, 2020, 01:15 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 141,942
Total Deaths: 14,045
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- April 7th 2020, 12:24
There have been 8.767 confirmed cases in Andalucia, 186 more than day before. There have been 528 deaths, 37 more than the day before and 900 cured, 102 more than day before.
Malaga province: Updated April 7th 2020, 13:33
Total Cases: 1932
Total Deaths: 125
UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 08, 2020, 01:23 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 55,242
Total Deaths: 6,159
Spain’s daily coronavirus death rate shoots up again: Updated 7 April 2020 16:02 CEST
Spain’s daily coronavirus death rate shot up to 743 on Tuesday after falling for four straight days, lifting the total toll to 13,798, the health ministry said.
The number of new infections in the world’s second hardest-hit country after Italy also grew at a faster pace, rising 4.1 percent to 140,510, it added.
The number of new cases had risen by 3.3 percent on Monday.
Health ministry officials have said deaths occurring on the weekend are often registered a few days later, which may explain the rise.
However, it emphasised that the rise was due to weekend deaths being tallied and that the overall “downward trend” is continuing. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200407/spains-daily-coronavirus-death-rate-shoots-up-again
Spain plans universal basic income to cope with coronavirus economic crisis (with editorial comment): Spain’s leftist government said Tuesday it plans to speed up its plans to introduce a universal basic income to help people cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Top-selling daily newspaper El Pais, citing unnamed government sources, said the gov’t plan was to introduce a monthly basic income payment of 440 euros ($475 dollars) in a country where the minimum wage stands at 950 euros a month, however among politicians the definition of “universal” is currently being debated. (While this sounds good to some people, it is far more complicated than the politician’s sound bites would lead you to believe! Do they even bother to do the maths? If half of Spain’s 40M population qualify to receive this “universal” benefit, the cost will be €8,800,000,000 per month; who believes that will be unsustainable for any significant stretch of time? Some politicians have suggested to fund this program the gov’t will need to nationalize some industries, a solution with many powerful opponents. Where else to get the funds? If Spain expects the EU to issue Corona-bonds to help pay for the financial damage the pandemic has created, how will the EU react to this huge cash distribution to Spain’s citizens? Will the EU see this as de facto subsidizing the Spanish Universal Income Plan? Will EU countries without a Universal Income pay for another EU member to do so? This is far from a done deal. -Ed.) Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200407/spain-plans-universal-basic-income-to-cope-with-coronavirus-crisis
What you need to know about driving during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown:
http://www.dgt.es/es/covid-19/ (then click Frequent Questions tab) (Should display in English. If in Spanish, click the translator in the top right corner to change languages).
Congress will hold a monitoring session with the government next week:
-At the meeting the PP and Vox, but also other groups such as EH Bildu, have advocated restoring parliamentary control to the Government, beyond the sessions with the appearance of the president, Pedro Sánchez, which are taking place.
– The Chief Executive attended the plenary session of Congress on March 18 and 25 to communicate the declaration of the state of alarm and to request a first extension until April 11, respectively. Next Thursday he will return to plenary to request authorization for a second extension, until the 26th.
-During the meeting of the Table of Congress, this Tuesday, the president, Meritxell Batet, has proposed to lift the suspension of the terms of the parliamentary procedures that were agreed on March 19, in line with the suspension of activity in the event of an emergency sanitary.
-In the Board of Spokespersons, the groups have chosen to gradually recover the functions attributed to Congress, such as controlling the Government.
-Therefore, there will be a plenary session on April 15 and 16 with oral questions from the opposition to the president and the ministers. Everything indicates that the questions will be about the management of the coronavirus crisis.
-In addition, the sources point out, the tables of the commissions will meet to progressively recover the planned schedule and its corresponding work programs.
English Summary ( translation): https://spainsnews.com/congress-will-hold-a-monitoring-session-with-the-government-next-week/
Spanish source, full article: https://www.eldiario.es/politica/Congreso-sesion-control-Gobierno-proxima_0_1014199554.html
PP and Vox Parties question the official death toll numbers and ask the government for explanations:
The Popular Group recalls that, according to the World Health Organization, only those cases of coronavirus supported by laboratory confirmation can be counted as positive. But, as “the Sánchez government has not yet been able to provide the necessary tools for the tests to be carried out in all the required cases,” many deaths caused by the virus are not being correctly counted.
“The PP considers that the truth must be the first hygienic measure against the coronavirus. Having reliable and proven data is not only an unavoidable democratic requirement, it is also an essential requirement for the design of an effective strategy for exiting the confinement” , they argue on their initiative.
For its part, Vox has analyzed in detail the data of Castilla-La Mancha and has concluded that “the distortion of data published by the Government during the state of alarm hide between a third and half of the deceased” in this community and “potentially all of Spain, “which, they note,” exceeds any potential margin of error. “ Full story:
English Summary (translation): https://spainsnews.com/pp-and-vox-question-the-death-toll-and-ask-the-government-for-explanations/
Spanish source, full article: https://www.eldiario.es/politica/PP-Vox-cuestionan-explicaciones-Gobierno_0_1014199455.html
The Spanish government said Tuesday it will make it easier for migrants and the unemployed to work in agriculture during the coronavirus pandemic: Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s government has approved a decree to guarantee until June 30 the workforce needed for food production, estimated to be “between 75,000 and 80,000 workers”, Minister of Agriculture Planas said.
It will allow the hiring of both the jobless, who will be allowed to keep their unemployment benefits, and foreigners who are “legal residents in Spain”, said Planas.
If their work permits expire before June 30 “they will be renewed”, he added.
The policy also targets “young foreigners between 18 and 21 years old, for whom a work permit can be provided so they can perform these tasks”, he said. Full story: https://en.brinkwire.com/news/spain-wants-foreigners-and-unemployed-for-agriculture-boost/
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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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers
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
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112
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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