DigameXtra No. 1599 Saturday, April 11th 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

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.

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!

 

What’s On

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Free yoga and pilates classes: Good morning, my name is Analia and I am an instructor of yoga and pilates. I have an office in Torrox Costa but due to this moment we are closed until further notice. I have decided to do classes free and of different levels so that all people can exercise at home , is my way of collaborating. I upload every day a video to youtube. The classes are in Spanish so they can help you practice the language!!! I attach the link to the youtube. https://youtu.be/cbLKa98JJT8
Analiajulia1977 At hotmail DoT com

 

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NOTICE! : Most services are closed or offering on-line services only, due to the pandemic. Please confirm services are not cancelled to avoid disappointment. -Ed.

 

Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 15 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain
Scheduled and unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Next Scheduled Trip
CURRENTLY WE ARE NOT UNDERTAKING ANY TRIPS .
Hopefully back up and running again soon.
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled and dedicated trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at Scheduled approximately the same time every month.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Full insurance with British Insurance Company.Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and South Wales in UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
email ; tonyroam@btconnect.com or email ; euroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
Face book Tony Roam – WhatsApp Either Number

 

 

English Nurse Care Team:
Personal Home Care and Nurse Support
Trained, Police Checked and Fully insured Home Care Support Team.
From “ a bit of shopping …to 24 hour care “
From supported trips to END OF LIFE.
We add quality to life with one to one support.
Care at home.
– Nurse Supported –
– A realistic option to Residential Care –
Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548
englishnurse@rocketmail.com
Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425

 

 

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
Best wishes,
Dentadanes
Nete Larsen, Colegio de dentistas de Málaga No. 29002158

 

 

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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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.
https://www.facebook.com/baratilapuentedonmanuel/
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. 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:
https://www.mesonmudejar.com/online-ordering
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

 

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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Recommendations & Requests

Risk of poisoning to dogs and birds: I saw something on digamextra recently about dogs being harmed by the puddles of disinfectant left on pavements etc around Torrox. Recently I have become aware that birds in the local environment have disappeared. Early this morning I saw the remaining one of a pair of woodpigeons drinking from puddles of chemically toxic water on the balcon. Normally these two birds fly around here all day, in the past few days there has been only one, and since I saw one drinking this morning there have been none. It is probably dead. I sent a message to the address given on Digame for people at risk, they replied and said I should contact the police.
People are not allowed to walk on the balcon, although sometimes there are people walking dogs nearby and, as I said, birds drink from the residue of this spraying. But what is the point, and what is it they are spraying? Does anyone know? And where are the two wood pigeons?
Regards & thanks,
Christine, Torrox, chris.fitzwa AT gmail dOt com

 

Thank you: Good morning Naythan,
Thank you for taking on and developing Digame; I am sure all your readers appreciate your hard work.
Happy Easter,
Marion

 

Happy 2nd anniversary: And what a brilliant daily newsletter we have, thanks to you, Naythan. Well done and grateful thanks for all your hard work. Margaret

 

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. 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 10, 2020, 20:51 GMT
www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,687,857
Total Deaths: 102,198

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 10, 2020, 20:51 GMT
www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 157,053
Total Deaths: 15,970

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Friday 10-04-2020 14.46 hrs
https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus
There have been 9.510 confirmed cases in Andalucia, 249 more than day before. There have been 691 deaths, 39 more than the day before and 1.437 cured, 244 more than day before.

 

Malaga province: Last Updated- 13.00, 10 April 2020.
https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-8997-casos-positivos-coronavirus-andalucia-202004081617_noticia.html
Total Cases: 2,127 up from 2,074, 53 new in the last 24hrs.
Total Deaths:154, up from 147, 7 new in the last 24hrs

 

UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 10, 2020, 00:00 GMT
www.worldometers.info
Total Coronavirus Cases: 73,758
Total Deaths: 8,958

 

Doubletalk From Gov’t: In the current lockdown rules only essential workers are allowed to go to work. Then today we are told this…”Companies and organisations in essential industries (related to food and health production/services, amongst others) which were put under house arrest over the last two weeks, can now open for business on Monday.”
But another press release the same day says, “Spain’s government has asked everybody to wear masks at their workplace from next week. The call comes after non-essential workers will be allowed to return to their duties, after a fortnight-long suspension which saw many people forced to remain at home.”
What? Which is it? Can only essential industries return to work, or can non-essential workers also return to work?
Essential businesses were never under lockdown! They were allowed to continue working, thus the term “essential”. There is a whole list of health, gov’t, telecom, food and transport operations that have continued to be able to work. Construction was stopped as non essential after initially being allowed to continue operations. So what exactly are the essential services that were stopped from working? It is just more of many examples of unclear gov’t explanations that are causing mass confusion. I see it everyday, it’s like all the gov’t press releases are intentionally written to be confusing. They announce all kinds of financial relief are available for struggling small businesses and families. But they don’t mention the slew of documentation, prerequesite registrations and other numerous requirements needed to qualify, that disqualify many of the needy. Or that all the relief is in the form of repayable loans. Banks get bailouts, the poor get loans. If they want to help the needy and deserving they need to freeze rents and utility bills for 3 or 6 months.  Returning businesses will have enough expenses restarting their operations and recovering customers, bogging them down with loans seems counterproductive to overall recovery of society, and just plain mean. Social services offices are closed so disadvantaged persons seeking info on making relief applications must navigate multiple confusing gov’t websites, often with conflicting info, and often on buggy, overloaded websites. Sometimes relief agencies demand obscure documents that are unavailable because the offices that issue those are closed. There is a technical military term for this- FUBAR. Reference: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/10/spain-issues-strict-guidelines-for-companies-staff-returning-to-work-on-monday-amid-lockdown/ AND https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/10/spain-is-recommending-all-workers-to-wear-covid-19-protective-masks-from-monday/

 

Coronavirus patients report strange new symptom- fizzing: Add this to the growing list of the coronavirus‘ awful toll on victims: a symptom that produces a strange buzzing sensation throughout their body. Other symptoms of the deadly disease include a loss of smell and taste, fever, aches, breathlessness, fatigue, a dry cough, diarrhea, strokes and seizures, and for some, no symptoms at all.
But as more and more patients share the effects of the illness online, many are finding they have the strange new symptom, too. One patient, @miafia, who felt the sensation since the first day of her symptoms, described it as “an electric feeling on my skin.” Full story: https://nypost.com/2020/04/10/coronavirus-patients-report-strange-new-symptom-fizzing/

 

Scientists say many more people than previously thought could have acquired coronavirus immunity: Statement released after discovering 15% of people in city dubbed ‘German Wuhan’ could be carrying antibodies
-Up to 15 per cent of people in hard-hit German town may already have immunity
-Researchers discovered that Gangelt could be closer to immunity than thought
-This means Europe as a whole could be closer to herd immunity than expected
Full story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8206831/Europe-close-herd-immunity-coronavirus-ALREADY.html

 

7 Ways Hackers and Scammers Are Exploiting Coronavirus Panic: Most of the recent cyberattacks are primarily exploiting the fears around the COVID-19 outbreak—fueled by disinformation and fake news—to distribute malware via Google Play apps, malicious links and attachments, and execute ransomware attacks. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/04/cronavirus-hackers.html

 

Newly engineered enzyme can break down plastic to raw materials: Researchers in France have engineered an enzyme that can efficiently break down one of the most common forms of plastic in days instead of sitting in the oceans or landfills for decades or centuries. The end result of this reaction is a raw material that can be reused directly to make new plastic bottles. Full story: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/researchers-engineer-enzyme-to-break-down-plastic-bottles/

 

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Brexit Hotline

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

Taxi
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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