DigameXtra No. 1612 Monday, April 27th 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 & POORLY RESEARCHED NEWS ARTICLES !

 

What’s On

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Take A Virtual Tour: If you have never taken a virtual tour you should try this out. Use the arrow wheel in the upper left of the video to move the view up, down, left or right. We are going to see this virtual tour and 360° format more in the future, you may as well get the hang of it now. Practice panning left to right, and up to down as the tour progresses. No more passive viewing, this is the interactive video experience! Be sure to change the quality setting to HD in the media player toolbar Settings (gear symbol) for the best viewing.

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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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.

 

Spanish Online lessons Fun with Malagalingo
– In a small Group or Private
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– every day
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– by Skype, Whatsapp video or Zoom
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Facebook: Malagalingo
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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.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com

 

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.
Prayer Request: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
Free App: https://www.bible.com/app

 

DIGAMEXTRA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT !!!

It’s business as usual on the Internet, and Internet services bills must still be paid! There is no sponsor income during the lockdown. From the beginning of lockdown I put all sponsor accounts on hold until they can operate again. So, businesses and readers, please consider making a donation or becoming a DigameXtra Sponsor to help pay the production expenses and WordPress bills. Email for sponsorship info. You can join the Sponsor list and be rewarded with extra posting privileges. Donations of cash or your old but working computers, tablets or smartphones graciously accepted. You may drop these off at the DigameXtra office in Torrox Costa, but please call before coming over, 675 993 069. Or I can meet you at the Torrox Costa Lidl or Aldi or tobacco shop near the bus station if that makes it easier for you. Another possibility is to buy Amazon gift cards online and have them sent to me. Sorry, no bank or Paypal. Donations are not tax deductable. Thank you.

A big thanks for the generous Amazon gift card donations from readers:
-DJ from UK
-R.&C. B

 

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:  Food Delivery in Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox area. Menu changes Thursdays. Click here to visit our FB page with updated menus, FB link
Pre-order with Natalia on 675861719 via WhatsApp or by calling.
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/

 

Mandy’s Paintbox: 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

 

LOYPAR is now providing home deliveries:
Thanks to Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga for this info!
Wholesaler LOYPAR is located in the Velez Malaga “Poligonos Industriales.”
They carry everything including liquor. LOYPAR is now providing home deliveries.
You can find their website at www.Loypar.com. They have a great website and they are adding more products every day including fresh produce.
Antonio Lopez can be contacted at pedidos AT lopezpardo DOT com or WhatsApp at 34 697 210 813. He speaks perfect English. He is very responsive and helpful.
Tell him David and Anna from Vetiver Spain referred you.
David y Anna ; Info at vetiverspain dot com
www.vetiverspain.com ;  (34) 692 288 657

 

Bakers Bar Home Deliveries: Running from Thursday to Sunday from 530PM until 10PM. Playa Burriana, Nerja
952526880 OR Whatsapp 626268958

 

Phone Number Updated- Potters Bar & Terrace, Nerja: Home delivery.
Due to popular demand we have increased our deliveries to 4 days per week. Available to take orders throughout the week, by contacting 685435767

 

Cooltec Services: Open to work on unoccupied buildings only. We have been on the Costa for 13 years, installing air conditioning to cool and heat your home. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
City and Guilds trained with over 35 years experience.
Our range of services include-
Installations of air conditioning, breakdowns and servicing.
Solar hot water
Swimming pool heat pumps
Heat pump boilers
Visit our Facebook page to read our reviews https://www.facebook.com/cooltecairconditioning/
Call us on 663728798

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale by DoctorLaptop: Used DELL Tower Computer.
Dell Optiplex 755- Only 180 days on the clock.
Full sized tower, not the smaller desktop version.
-Intel Core Duo processor at 2.33GHz, 32 bit, with upgraded BIOS
-Upgraded cooling system
-Upgraded video card
-Upgraded to 3Gb high performance RAM
-Fresh Windows 10 v1909
-150Gb Hard drive
-Built-in wifi and DVD player
-8x USB 2.0, DVI or VGA video output (no HDMI, but DVI to HDMI converters are available for a few euros at large computer shops, or online)
Fully cleaned but there was no need to refurb this one. I just installed some high performance hardware upgrades I had in stock. Runs great.
Price €220 Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)

 

Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation- Bakers Bar, Nerja: After weeks of not being able to eat out, we decided to eat in. Bakers Bar to the rescue. We ordered Fish Chips and Mushy peas, well it was Friday. A Rack of Ribs with BBQ sauce. Delivered personally by Tony Baker at the time requested. Thank you but I do wish I had known you did delicious desserts too. Apple Pie, Chocolate Fudge Cake or Sticky Toffee Pudding. I look forward to next time.
Sheila, Nerja, ssandersceiriosen @ hotmail . com

 

Restaurant Deliveries: Does anyone know of any restaurants in Torre del Mar Algarrobo-Costa or surrounding areas delivering to Caleta de Vélez?
Please reply to Jackie, Torrox. Thank you. Kind regards.
Email: geoffjackie1@gmail.com

 

Amazon.es Info: Does any Digamite have the telephone number for Amazon.es? If you do, would you kindly let me have it.
Contact: Steve, Competa on: 626926227 or
email me: millardsteve95 AT gmail dot com

 

News & Articles

(Click the link to read the full article)

Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: 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 should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -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 26, 2020, 22:43 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 2,991,073 , up from 2,827,065
Total Deaths: 206,822 , up from 196,948

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 26, 2020, 22:43 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 226,629 , up from 219,764
Total Deaths: 23,190 , up from 22,524

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Sunday 26-04-2020 at 14.47
https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus
There have been at least 13.023 positive tests in Andalucia, up 199 on day before. Within this number at least 1.249 people had tested positive to Coronavirus antibodies but did not have any symptoms at the time of the test. Ministry of Sanidad in Madrid only states there were 11.774 confirmed cases in Andalucia, and on 26-04-2020 stopped publishing the data to calculate the higher figure. However the Junta de Andalucia Salud still publishes its figure a few hours later
There have been 1.145 deaths in Andalucia, 14 more than the day before. We have stopped reporting cured cases as it turns out ‘curados’ meant ‘discharged from hospital’ in both Ministerio de Sanidad and Junta de Andalucia Salud statistics and not cured. Confirmed cases that required hospital admission in Andalucia are 5.748 (44% of all confirmed cases), 33 new admissions in the day. Confirmed cases that required hospital intensive care in Andalucia number 716 (5% of all confirmed cases), 1 new admissions in the day.

 

Malaga province: Last Updated- 13.00, 24 April 2020
https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-13023-casos-positivos-coronavirus-andalucia-202004261527_noticia.html
Total Cases: 3,060, up from 2,839
Total Deaths: 249, up from 241

 

UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 26, 2020, 22:43 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 152,840 , up from 143,464
Total Deaths: 20,732 , up from 19,506

 

Children in Spain take to the streets: Under the relaxed confinement measures, children under the age of 14 are allowed to go for a one-hour walk within a one-kilometer radius of their homes between the hours of 9am and 9pm. According to the order, published on Saturday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), children must be accompanied by an adult, who can be a parent, legal guardian, person who lives with them, or professional carer. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-04-26/children-in-spain-take-to-the-street-i-dont-remember-how-to-ride-a-bike.html

 

Spain MAY allow confined citizens out for walks on May 2: But PM Pedro Sánchez warns that the new easing of restrictions will depend on whether contagion figures keep going down. This is the second time that the Spanish government has moved to ease strict confinement measures that have been in place since March 14. On Sunday, children up to the age of 13 will be allowed out for an hour every day with an adult.
Sánchez explained that the deescalation will occur at different speeds depending on the situation in each region. “In the deescalation, we will not all advance at the same speed, but according to the same rules,” he said. “We will do it at different speeds depending on [the situation] of the pandemic in each place, in an asymmetric but coordinated fashion. We will do it as a team.”
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-04-25/spain-may-allow-confined-citizens-out-for-walks-on-may-2-says-pm.html

 

Seniors in Spain may also be allowed to go out for walks from May 2: Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa clarified on Sunday that seniors will also be allowed to go outside for walks starting on May 2 if coronavirus contagion figures continue to fall. The news comes after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday that the confinement measures will be relaxed next weekend to allow for family strolls and “individual physical exercise” if the evolution of the pandemic keeps moving in a positive manner. Source: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-04-26/seniors-in-spain-may-also-be-allowed-to-go-out-for-walks-from-may-2.html

 

Spain’s Andalucia PROPOSES to open businesses on May 11 & bars & restaurants from May 25: Junta de Andalucia’s President Juanma Moreno has said that he will propose to the central government in tomorrow’s meeting to allow businesses in the region to open their doors to the public on May 11. These businesses include those offering personal services, such as hairdressers, he said. However, he proposed that restaurants and bars open from May 25. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/26/breaking-news-spains-andalucia-proposes-to-open-businesses-on-11th-may-bars-restaurants-from-25th-may/

 

What will post-coronavirus lockdown life look like in Spain?: A waiter wearing a mask and surgical gloves welcomes you at the door where you are scanned by a thermal camera to prevent entry to those with a fever, and then while maintaining a safe distance of two metres, guides you carefully along a wide route through the restaurant, to a table where you take a seat behind a plastic screen. This is the possible future being outlined by restaurant owners in Madrid keen to come up with solutions that would allow them to reopen once lockdown is lifted.
This week Madrid city authorities said they were considering a proposal to increase the area given over to outside tables – or terrazas as they are known in Spain – to allow wider spacing to maintain social distancing between tables.
Other measures under consideration include a proposal by the Noche Madrid, an association of nightlife venues in Madrid to reduce the capacity of establishments by 60 to 65 percent and to distribute masks and gloves at the door after taking temperatures of those wishing to enter. (This puts a whole new spin on the dating and pickup scene, with everyone wearing masks. Attractive faces will no longer be the advantage they once were. Females can stop wearing lipstick. Men can quit trimming nose hairs. No kissing in public. Strange times indeed. -Ed.)
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20200424/in-pics-could-this-be-the-future-of-dining-in-spain

 Pic:JAVIER SORIANO-AFP

 

Andalucia’s Government Asks For 3 Minutes of Silence This Sunday Before the 8PM Clapping: The Andalucian Government has asked citizens to hold three minutes of silence in memory of the victims lost to the coronavirus crisis at 7.57pm, this Sunday, April 26.
This three minute tribute for the deceased is scheduled just before the daily applause to the health officials who are fighting “in the front line of the battle” against the pandemic.
In addition to keeping three minutes of silence as a tribute to the fatalities of the Covid-19, which has already exceeded 1,110 deaths in Andalucia, the Board also encourages citizens to hang flags of Andalucia and Spain on their windows and balconies this Sunday with a black crepe to symbolise mourning. Photo:Europa Press. Article at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/26/andalucias-government-asks-for-3-minutes-of-silence-this-sunday-before-the-clap-for-medics-in-spain-to-honour-the-victims-of-the-coronavirus-crisis/

 

Boris Johnson returns to face growing virus divisions in UK: Johnson’s office said he would be back at his desk in 10 Downing St. on Monday, two weeks after he was released from a London hospital. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who has been standing in for the prime minister, said Sunday that Johnson — the only world leader to be diagnosed with the coronavirus — was “raring to go.” Full article: https://apnews.com/1801187183078908a5730905d475c588

 

Shocking pictures show notorious Indonesian wet market still open despite links to coronavirus: Pictures show one notorious wet market is still operating – trading dogs, cats and bats despite links to coronavirus. The animals were seen being flogged by vendors at a market in northern Indonesia known for its exotic wildlife offerings despite government and global pressure to shut down. Bat seller Stenly Timbuleng said the worldwide pandemic “has not affected sales.” On an average day, he can sell 50-60 bats and during festive periods, he can sell up to 600. Full article and photo credit: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/26/shocking-pictures-show-notorious-indonesian-wet-market-still-open-despite-links-to-coronavirus/

 

Thousands of parents flout restrictions across Spain’s Costa del Sol to Costa Blanca on first day kids allowed out- Police handing out hefty fines: Despite the strict rules, many fines and warnings have been handed out to parents flouting the law, for example, for staying out for more than an hour, playing football in groups, sunbathing on the beach for hours, two parents out with one child, and basically for not maintaining social distances of between one to two metres. Although most parents have tried to abide by the rules, many haven’t.
Police officers on motorbikes, in cars and on foot are still combing the beaches and streets of Costa del Sol today as many parents flout the regulations. A Local Police officer told George Stephens from EWN, “ I’m not sure what parts of the law these parents don’t understand. They are even driving down to the beach by the car load. We’ve had parents sunbathing all day, whilst their kids run around on the beach and we’ve even already had a case of a lost child. Most parents have had warnings, but a few have been argumentative, so they have been fined. Tomorrow we will endorse a zero tolerance policy.”
The police have warned that breaking curfew rules, such as leaving the house with children outside the specified hours (9am-9pm), or taking more than three children out at once, playing on swings/roundabouts or going further than the recommended one kilometre distance from home, could land a €601 fine. However, more serious matters, such as congregating and chatting with other adults or children, or walking with other groups could see parents being slapped with a fine of around €1,500.
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/26/thousands-of-parents-flout-restrictions-across-spains-costa-del-sol-to-costa-blanca-on-first-day-kids-allowed-out-after-6-weeks-of-house-arrest-so-police-prepare-to-hand-out-hefty-fines-from/

 

Two Dutch Mink Farms Infected With Coronavirus: Dutch authorities Sunday cordoned off two mink farms in the southern Netherlands after tests showed the animals had been infected with the coronavirus, most likely from human contact. The farms are located east of Eindhoven in the Northern Brabant province, one of the regions hardest hit by the outbreak.
“The mink showed various signs of the disease including breathing difficulties,” the Dutch agricultural ministry said in a statement.
Tests showed the furry animals suffering from COVID-19.
“As several employees at the businesses had symptoms of coronavirus, it is believed that they passed it on to the animals,” the ministry said. Source: https://www.barrons.com/news/two-dutch-mink-farms-infected-with-coronavirus-01587901804

 

Italian Scientists have detected traces of the coronavirus in particles of air pollution: The Coronavirus has been detected in particles of air pollution by Italian scientists looking into whether the illness could be carried this way over long distances and potentially increase the infection rate.
Preliminary work from researchers in Italy found a gene highly specific to Covid-19 in multiple outdoor air pollution samples. It raises a suggestion that higher levels of particle pollution could lead to higher rates of infection, which, if verified, would go to explain for example why regions of northern Italy are among the most infected in Europe. Article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/25/coronavirus-its-in-the-air-italian-scientists-make-a-worrying-discovery/

 

Pets

Puppy Needs a Foster Home: This beautiful male puppy has been found in La Pequena Axarquia (between Velez Malaga and Lake Vinuela). Does anyone recognise him or could anyone foster him please while we try to find a home for him?
He’s on the small side of medium at the moment and very sweet. He has been checked for a chip but doesn’t appear to have one although he’s fine on a lead so has obviously had a home.
If you recognise him or if you could foster him please ring 672 124 559.
Thank you, Fiona (Velez Malaga)

 

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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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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
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