DigameXtra No. 1600 Monday, April 13th 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!


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Easter Week 2020:
13Apr,  Easter Monday (Regional holiday, but not in Andalucia)
Source: https://www.andalucia.com/calendar/bankholidays.htm


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Malagalingo Language School: Free meeting online for everyone!! You are not alone, join us!!!
We are going to contact in a group to chat for a while and stay in touch.
Every Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 13:00 p.m through the online tool Zoom in a group.
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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
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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.
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Restaurant & Market Deliveries and Open Services

If your business is allowed to operate during the lockdown, send in your details for inclusion to let Readers know. 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 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:
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.


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,
Nete Larsen, Colegio de dentistas de Málaga No. 29002158


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Recommendations & Requests

Animals and Birds: Hi Naythan. I also thank you for all the information you have given us. On the subject of spraying and affect it has on animal life. Here in the village of Frigiliana they have also been spraying the streets. Before lockdown our migrating summer birds had started to appear House martins, Swallows were chattering on the wires and balconies, they need the puddles where they can get them to repair and build their nests with mud. Now when I walk my dog all is silent. Yes we have a hand full of Swifts a few pairs of House Martins but I hear no Swallows where they use to be each year. Such a shame as they travel hundreds of miles up to us from Africa to breed each year and have been for countless generations past, we care for and love our house pets and the wildlife about us. I wonder what is the use of the spraying and what it was made up of. Keep safe everyone out there and give help to our wildlife where you can.
Regards Patricia, Frigiliana
p dot Claridge at yahoo dot com ; Reference- 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/


Appliance Dump Day: Hi there Digameland. Does anyone know which day I can put out my old television for collection in Riogordo? I can’t seem to find the info anywhere and I am not on Facebook. Thanks. Mark – Riogordo


Travel Info: Hello. We have a property in Andalucia (Algarrobo).
We are not residential but we have a NIE number winds {sic} 10 years.
We try to move to Spain by car from Belgium with goods. Is it possible ??
Greetings. Fox ; foxsmolders@gmail.com


Humour: Hi Naythan, just writing to thank for the excellent service you are providing through the daily Digame news.
Having been subjected to the lockdown for a month now, with a likelihood of another 4 weeks as well, would it be possible to introduce a daily dose of humour? I am sure a lot of people would appreciate it.
Regards. Terry, Torrox terrestepa aT yahoo dOt co DoT uk
(Humour is difficult in this age of Political Correctness. People are polarized, what is funny to half the people is deeply insulting to the other half, and everyone is so hyper-sensitive these days. You can no longer make fun of somebody’s looks or misfortunes, that is now “shaming” and not permitted. So no more celebrity “roasts”?  Religion, race, age, gender jokes are all off limits and can get you banned from Facebook.
Fortunately this is a blog, so I have a bit more freedom. Lockdown is boring, may as well give this a shot. Let’s see what kind of response it receives. -Ed.)


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.


The Spanish government now recommends the wearing of face mask by all those outside their homes: From https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus


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 12, 2020, 18:14 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 1,836,338
Total Deaths: 113,255


Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 12, 2020, 18:10 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 166,019
Total Deaths: 16,972


Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Sunday 12-04-2020 13.39
The daily confirmed cases is highest for six days and daily death toll at 62 is the highest for four days and second highest of the crisis.
There have been 10.006 confirmed cases in Andalucia, 294 more than day before. There have been 799 deaths, 62 more than the day before and 1.838 cured, 208 more than day before.


Malaga province: Last Updated- 12/04/2020 18:00h
Total Cases: 2,203, up from 2,127; 76 new this weekend
Total Deaths: 183, up from 154; 29 new this weekend


UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 12, 2020, 19:20 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 84,279
Total Deaths: 10,612


Sunday’s remote press briefing from Spain’s President Pedro Sánchez: During today’s remote press briefing, Spain’s President Pedro Sánchez warned that “we are far from victory” and that “more restrictions” could be imposed to win the battle against coronavirus (Covid-19).
The return to normal life he said will be with caution through the gradual lifting of restrictions, he added. However, Sánchez confirmed that for now “the lockdown restrictions will be maintained” even though the economy – which came to a total standstill around two weeks ago – comes out of hibernation tomorrow.
Although ‘non-essential’ work can start tomorrow, employers must ensure that staff are adequately protected, stated the President. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/12/spains-president-warns-we-are-far-from-victory-more-lockdown-restrictions-could-be-imposed-to-win-coronavirus-battle/


Spain’s guide for returning workers: The guide, published on Saturday by the Health Ministry, aims to provide workers with clear guidelines on how to act when they leave their homes. These recommendations apply to workers in the industrial and construction sector, as well as other industries where working remotely is not possible. Public-facing businesses like shops, entertainment centers and restaurants (except those which deliver) will remain closed. The guide also applies to essential activities, like food distribution and the production of health resources, which were not suspended during the state of alarm or temporary “hibernation” period. See the guide in the full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-04-12/wash-clothes-at-60c-and-stay-two-meters-apart-the-spanish-governments-guide-for-returning-workers.html


Return to Work: Although the ‘state of alarm’ lockdown in Spain has now been extended until 26 April, officially non-essential workers can now return to work.
The Spanish government has stressed that the relaxing of the lockdown restrictions is only for industrial and construction workers, and for employees in sectors where working from home isn’t possible.
Retail shops, bars, restaurants and catering businesses (except for home delivery services) still remain closed.
The public must continue to remain at home. Read full article: https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/04/12/coronavirus-spain-12-april/


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from St Thomas London after spending most of the week in an Intensive Care Unit: Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-k-prime-minister-boris-johnson-released-from-hospital-11586695818


Costa del Sol Cops Making Mass Arrests In Spain on Easter Sunday with Zero Tolerance Policy: Being Easter Sunday, there is no reason at all to be on streets under the State of Alarm regulations and the police are reacting with arrests with regulation breakers being taken straight to the police station.
The police are taking everyone out of their cars for body searches whilst others search the cars with a detailed search before taking the flouters off in arranged police cars. The police around towns such as Fuengirola are completely blocking the roads and taking prisoners, in one road block alone in Fuengirola we counted 14 taken off in police cars and vans. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/12/costa-del-sol-cops-making-mass-arrests-in-spain-on-easter-sunday-with-zero-tolerance-policy/


100+ Spain’s Costa del Sol nurses lodge complaint: Filed against hospital emergency department for not following strict Covid-19 protocols which has “put staff and patients attending emergency at risk of the disease.” The nurses accuse the department’s management of “unjustifiable delays” in getting access to materials needed to protect them from suspected Covid-19 cases because they were “repeatedly denied access to it.” Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/11/100-spains-costa-del-sol-nurses-lodge-complaint-against-hospital-emergency-department-for-not-following-strict-covid-19-protocols/


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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

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
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