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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
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. -Ed.
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2nd ANNIVERSARY WITH NAYTHAN AS EDITOR
How time flies!
Today marks the completion of my second year at the helm of DigameXtra.
On April 22nd I will be publishing my 700th issue.
I’d like to thank the readers and sponsors for their continued support.
I look forward to resuming publication of primarily reader provided content as soon as the business and travel restrictions are eased.
Until then I will continue to provide the latest news, some interesting diversions and listings of Businesses and Delivery Services that are open during the lockdown.
Keep Well, Naythan, Editor
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Easter Week 2020:
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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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!: Greek House. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 18:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, by reservation only, on telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/
Casa Magel: Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
We are now taking bookings for spring breaks and summer getaways.
-Our ever popular 2 night stay with breakfast and 1 evening 3 course meal for 2 with wine is still available at a cost of 120€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
-3 nights stay with breakfast, I evening 3-course meal for 2 with wine and an evening of tapas in a local bar at a cost of 175€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
Our rooms are nicely decorated and furnished and with comfy beds.
We have a large garden and an Andalucian fully fitted kitchen area with BBQ and comfortable outside space for our guests to use. Large pool in season.
There are lots to do in the area, walk the famous Camino Del Rey, visit the beautiful Ardales lakes.
Antequera is a must to visit, a beautiful town with 27 churches, the most for a town in Spain.
The rock formations at El Torcal are an unforgettable sight.
We are close to an organic Bodega where you can have a tour with tapas for 20€ per person or add an extra 15€ per person and finish with 3-course lunch with wine, all in all, a great experience.
The house is lovely, the food is yummy, the hosts are friendly and welcoming and the views and sunsets are amazing
You can book extra nights for 55€ per room.
Looking for that perfect present for that special person, well here it is.
We can provide personalised vouchers, for birthdays, anniversaries or just to treat someone.
Contact Casa Magel at firstname.lastname@example.org
website http://www.casamagel.com or
ring 722879503/ 632298062.
We get booked up quite quickly so don’t miss out on that special date.
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:
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.)
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. Click menu below to view full size.
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.
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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook and Social Media: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. 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.
Lockdown Extension Speech at Today’s Confirmation Hearings Delivers More Bad News: Speaking in the Spanish Congress on Thursday, prime minister Sánchez said that even after this current extension to the ‘state of alarm’ lockdown ends on 26 April, he is ‘convinced’ that he will have to ask for yet a further 15 days, which would prolong the end of the lockdown until Sunday 10 May!
The Congress of Deputies has authorized this Thursday the second extension of the state of alarm until April 26, with an eye on the debate on a third, which would extend it until May 11: Source (Spanish) https://www.eldiario.es/politica/Gobierno-segunda-prorroga-alarma-anuncia_0_1014899281.html
For the latest pandemic info visit:
World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 10, 2020, 00:00 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,602,619
Total Deaths: 95,657
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 10, 2020, 00:00 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 153,222
Total Deaths: 15,447
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- : 09/04/2020 20:16h
There have been 9,261 confirmed cases in Andalucia, 264 more than day before.
Total deaths in the Andalucia are 652, which is 47 more in the last 24 hours, a significant decrease from the 77 registered this Wednesday.
Malaga province: Last Updated- 09/04/2020 20:16h
Total Cases: 2,074, 68 new in the last 24hrs.
Total Deaths: 147, 7 new in the last 24hrs
UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 10, 2020, 00:00 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 65,077
Total Deaths: 7,978
Spanish Politics Headlines:
-President of the VOX Party Abascal calls for the resignation of Sánchez and Iglesias: Abascal reproaches the executive for trying to take advantage of this crisis to impose his “totalitarian delusions” and “communists” on all Spaniards. The Vox party’s proposed resolutions to the State of Alarm – which includes the resignation of the government – have been deemed unconstitutional and will not be voted on. Santiago Abascal’s party proposed the resignation of the current government and the formation of a ‘national emergency’ committee made up of members of the PSOE, PP and Vox. But Congress lawyers have dismissed the ‘solution,’ and the House of Representatives ruled out a vote. References: (Spanish) https://www.eldiario.es/politica/Abascal-dimision-Sanchez-Iglesias-gestionan_0_1014898621.html AND (English) https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/09/spains-far-right-vox-partys-initial-bid-to-replace-government-with-an-emergency-committee-is-a-no-voter/
-Sánchez confirms the end of total confinement as of Monday? : The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has confirmed that starting next Monday what will be called total confinement will end with the conclusion of the recoverable paid leave while affirming that all steps towards the “new normal” will be “staggered and very cautious”. Despite the expected extension of the overall lockdown, the government was from Sunday to start easing some restrictions on businesses after shutting down all non-essential operations nearly two weeks ago. Lifting measures would be gradual and dependent on health data, Sanchez said.
Lockdown Extended But Benefits For the Most Vulnerable Get Cut? : Sanchez gov’t announces it has gotten the lockdown extension approved, and in a decision that just defies logic, added that financial relief for the poorest sector will is NOT being extended, this before most of them have even received any benefit, provoking an uproar from the opposition parties. -Ed. Sources: https://spainsnews.com/sanchez-confirms-the-end-of-total-confinement-as-of-monday/ AND https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain/spanish-lockdown-likely-into-may-though-coronavirus-deaths-slow-idUSKCN21R0VY
-The Spanish government accelerates the annulment of ERTE for companies who have taken advantage during the Coronavirus crisis: SPAIN’S government is tightening the approvals of the temporary employment regulation files (ERTE) due to force majeure presented by many companies that are suffering the impact of the economic slowdown derived from Covid-19. According to official sources, the Ministry of Labour has overturned the employment adjustments presented by companies such as Financiera El Corte Inglés and Óptica 2000 and has raised many objections to those formalised by telephone service companies. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/09/the-spanish-government-accelerates-the-annulment-of-erte-for-companies-who-have-taken-advantage-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/
Eurogroup agrees to billionaire measures against the impact of the coronavirus: On Thursday, it reached an agreement on a package of economic measures that will mobilize half a trillion euros in loans to support states, companies and workers in the face of the pandemic, after the Netherlands has agreed to ease access conditions to the rescue fund.
According to diplomatic sources, the agreement has been possible after the Netherlands has withdrawn its demand that access to the credit line that will mobilize the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the rescue fund, is subject to the beneficiary countries complying macroeconomic conditions, such as structural reforms, extreme to which Italy and Spain refused.
The package of measures adopted consists of three pillars: a line of credit from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the rescue fund, with € 240 billion in loans; a fund of the European Investment Bank with up to 200,000 million in loans for companies and a temporary fund against unemployment with 100,000 million for employment aid.
Source: (Spanish) https://www.lavanguardia.com/economia/20200409/48402078392/eurogrupo-acuerdo-medidas-coronavirus-paises-impacto.html
Internet Giant Google bans the use of video conferencing app Zoom over security worries: Search engine giant Google has banned video chat app Zoom from its employees’ laptops, the decision was taken because of security and privacy concerns about the way the app works. Zoom has been criticised for leaking its users’ information, making it relatively easy for people to engage in ‘zoombombing’ and crash into meetings, and failing to keep to promises that conversations are end-to-end encrypted to keep them private and secure. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/09/internet-giant-google-bans-the-use-of-video-conferencing-app-zoom-over-security-worries/
Boris Johnson has been moved out of ICU, is recovering slowly: WABC-AM Radio News.
Have you considered that from now on, in every video you see of commercial food preparation, the people will be wearing masks: One day your grandchildren will watch videos like this in disbelief. The times they are a changing…
Bill Gates will use microchip implants to fight coronavirus: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch human-implantable capsules that have ‘digital certificates’ which can show who has been tested for the coronavirus and who has been vaccinated against it.
Gates was responding to a question on how businesses will be able to operate while maintaining social distancing, and said that, “Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it.”
The ‘digital certificates’ Gates was referring to are human-implantable ‘QUANTUM-DOT TATTOOS’ that researchers at MIT and Rice University are working on as a way to hold vaccination records. It was last year in December when scientists from the two universities revealed that they were working on these quantum-dot tattoos after Bill Gates approached them about solving the problem of identifying those who have not been vaccinated.
The quantum-dot tattoos will likely be supplemented with Bill Gates’ other undertaking called ID2020, which is an ambitious project by Microsoft to solve the problem of over 1 billion people who live without an officially recognized identity. ID2020 is solving this through digital identity. Currently, the most feasible way of implementing digital identity is either through smartphones or RFID microchip implants. The latter will be Gates’s likely approach not only because of feasibility and sustainability, but also because for over 6 years, the Gates Foundation has been funding another project that incorporates human-implantable microchip implants. This project, also spearheaded by MIT, is a birth control microchip implant that will allow women to control contraceptive hormones in their bodies. Source: https://biohackinfo.com/news-bill-gates-id2020-vaccine-implant-covid-19-digital-certificates/
Biometric IDs can be ‘gamechanger’ in coronavirus antibody tests, vaccine: April 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation). As countries begin to lift coronavirus lockdowns, biometric identification can help verify those who have already had the infection, and ensure that the vulnerable get the vaccine when it is launched, health and technology experts said. We can biometrically identify the individual and tie them to the test results, as well as to a high security document. The person then has ‘non-refutable’ identification with proof that they have immunity due to antibodies in their system, and probably their entire medical history, travel documents, and eventually your money. Such systems can be abused by governments and private companies, according to digital rights groups which have raised concerns over the risk of increased surveillance. To prevent any abuse, there has to be certainty about what the data will be used for and for how long, and when it will be deleted. National governments don’t have a very good record of giving up new powers once a crisis has passed. Technology we use for disease surveillance today should not become tools for state surveillance at a later date. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-tech/biometric-ids-can-be-gamechanger-in-coronavirus-antibody-tests-vaccine-idUSL8N2BV0BI
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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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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
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