DigameXtra No. 1604 Friday, April 17th 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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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 casamagel@yahoo.com
website http://www.casamagel.com or
ring 722879503/ 632298062.
We get booked up quite quickly so don’t miss out on that special date.

 

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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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.
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:
Now you can also order Dhal with lentils, spinach, coconut milk, ginger served with aromatic basmati rice available as a vegetarian dish or additionally served with a Teryaki chicken skewer (9.90€). Also there are Jamaican Pork Ribs with mash and coleslaw (11.90€), Beef Goulash with mash (9.90€), Veggie Moussaka, Moroccan Vegetarian Dish (9.90€) with chickpeas and a plum tart with meringue (4.50€).
Just WHATSAPP 675861719, or simply call.
Los Huertos 54, 29780 Nerja

 

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

 

Delivery Service Website- With 200 Listings of Businesses Serving Benajarafe to Marbella: The site is a combination of English and Spanish, very easy to use. Includes a map, and a search function to locate the nearest biz offering a specified service.
https://comerciosdemalaga.es/

 

Painter: I am a painter and decorator inside and outside i paint and spray furniture , doors and kitchen units also i am Legal and papered with permission to return to work. I cover most area from la herradura to velez malaga. I live in frigiliana. Mandy.
my email amandajosiah@hotmail.com
telephone 680739577 whatsapp the same number

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Xbox 360 & Games. Xbox 360 games console (black) with 250GB hard drive in excellent condition. Restored to factory default ready for a new owner. Complete with two controllers, two internet headsets and 18 games. All necessary cables and connectors supplied. Photographs and list of games can be supplied on request. 100€.
Competa pueblo tel: 952516737/680195927 or
ngcoast@hotmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

Disinfection: On Tuesday a lot of council workers descended on the road in front of our apartment block on the Torrox/Velez border. They were putting up huge signs, white lining the road, and erecting a rubber pipe above the road and a row of rubber discs across the road. They are disinfecting cars. The cars go over the rubber discs and activate an overhead spray. I only saw it working once, it was so windy that the spray blew everywhere, on the oleander hedge, on the vehicles parked on the other side of the road, the bins, everywhere but on the cars. I think they might have turned it off now as I haven’t seen it working since.
All I am asking is why? What good will this do? Like hosing down empty buildings only for the rain to wash it all off immediately. This virus is not spread by buildings or cars, is it? Doors and door knobs maybe but nobody is going to touch the walls of buildings 20ft up. Where is the science in all this? And what’s in the spray? If disinfectant did any good we would all be spraying ourselves with Dettol daily.
Carole, El Morche
carolemhart@yahoo.com

 

Mail delivery: Is anyone in Frigiliana receiving mail. The Post office was only open a few hours a day and now only 2 days a week and fewer hours. What is going on? Jane. Frigiliana. Thanks Naythan for all your hard work in keeping us all in touch with the outside world.
Email: jane.g.cosford AT gmail DoT com

 

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 16, 2020, 21:53 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 2,173,206 , up from 2,082,822
Total Deaths: 144,950 , up from 134,603

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 16, 2020, 21:53 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain
Total Coronavirus Cases: 182,816 , up from 180,659
Total Deaths: 19,130 , up from 18,812. Spain saw 551 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to figures supplied on Thursday morning by the Spanish Health Ministry. This was a slight increase on yesterday’s figure, which came in at 523.

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Thursday 16-04-2020 13.48 hrs
https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus
There have been 10.807 confirmed cases in Andalucia, 212 more than day before. There have been 912 deaths, 47 more than the day before and 2.634 cured, 410 more than day before.
There has certainly been a reduction in confirmed cases and hospital admissions in Andalucia each day since a peak period up to 5th April. However the daily numbers still fluctuate and do not show a downward trend. If we are over the peak, we are currently on a lower plateau.

 

Malaga province: Last Updated- 13.00 at 15 April 2020
https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-10807-casos-positivos-coronavirus-andalucia-202004161559_noticia.html
Total Cases: 2,363 , up from 2,321
Total Deaths: 211, up from 201
See Provinces of Andalucia compared in graph.

 

UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 16, 2020, 22:01 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 103,093 , up from 98,476
Total Deaths: 13,729 , up from 12,868

 

Facebook Admits Aiding The Spread of Fake COVID-19 News and Hoaxes. Plans to scan all user accounts and send warnings: Hoping to stem the torrent of false cures and conspiracy theories about COVID-19, Facebook announced Thursday it would begin informing users globally who have liked, commented on, or shared “harmful” misinformation about the coronavirus, pointing them instead in the direction of a reliable source.
Under Facebook’s new policy, when a piece of “harmful” coronavirus-related misinformation has been debunked by its fact checkers, and removed from the site, all users who have interacted with it will be shown a message in their news feed directing them to the WHO’s list of debunked claims. People who have liked, commented on, or shared Facebook posts saying that drinking bleach can cure COVID-19, or that social distancing does not prevent the disease from spreading, will be among the first to see the new message “in the coming weeks.” Full story: https://news.yahoo.com/facebook-notifying-users-shared-coronavirus-130006739.html?

 

‘Grave concerns’ about Covid-19 immunity passports: Trapped between the competing urgencies of saving lives from Covid-19 and avoiding economic calamity, some government officials have mooted “immunity passports” as a way through the impasse. But experts told FRANCE 24 that the necessary antibody testing is not reliable enough – and even if the scheme were feasible, it could create a dangerous incentive for some to acquire the virus in order to qualify for the passport. Full story: https://www.france24.com/en/20200416-grave-concerns-about-covid-19-immunity-passports

 

Foot sores could be an early sign of coronavirus, experts say: The Spanish General Council of Official Podiatrist Colleges warned experts that some COVID-19 patients have experienced lesions on their feet “similar to those of chickenpox or measles,” according to Newsflash. “They are purple lesions (very similar to those of chickenpox, measles or chilblains) which usually appear on the toes and normally heal without leaving a mark,” the group said.
Full story and pics: https://nypost.com/2020/04/14/foot-sores-could-be-an-early-sign-of-coronavirus-experts-say/

 

The National Police have blocked 45,773 web domains related to the coronavirus that they were being used for criminal activities: From bogus safety gear, to fake cures, to fraudulent fundraisers, there is no shortage of online con artists exploiting the situation to play on people’s fears. Source (Spanish)- https://www.laprovincia.es/sociedad/2020/04/16/policia-bloquea-45773-webs-fraudulentas/1275051.html?utm_source=rss

 

Did China Delay Sharing C-19 Info? : On Jan. 14, China’s top health agency told provincial officials that they were facing a likely pandemic from a new coronavirus — but didn’t alert the public for six key days. President Xi Jinping warned the public on the seventh day, Jan. 20. By then, more than 3,000 people had been infected, according to retrospective infection data. The week of silence came at a critical time — the beginning of the outbreak. Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show the National Health Commission ordered secret pandemic preparations, even as it downplayed the outbreak on national television. Full story: https://apnews.com/a75e4e452f5a2d0ecaa241ca2045599e

 

Humour Section

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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/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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