DigameXtra No. 1613 Tuesday, April 28th 2020

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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 !

 

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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.

 

Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
Courier Services;
Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
UK Home shopping with UK delivery address;
Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 

 

SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
Architect service, building licence applications
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk ; Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  Home Page and FB-Link

 

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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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 donation from A.B., Torrox/Cork

 

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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Wanted: Ink. My printer is out of ink and my son needs to use it while he is doing his studies at home while university is closed. Do you know of anywhere near Torrox that is open and sells the cartridges?
Wes, Torrox, 658164021

 

Recommendations & Requests

Hi Naythan,
We are stuck in Ireland/West Cork under lockdown and since March not able to visit our beloved little second home in Torrox Pueblo – usually we come 5-6 times a year and now we are missing it a lot!
Thanks to your tireless posting and reporting we felt that we were able to stay in touch with the area and know what’s going on. A great Big Thank You!
Best regards, Ailin, ailinbecker 62 @ gmail . com

 

News & Articles

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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 27, 2020, 21:01 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 3,055,638 , up from 2,991,073
Total Deaths: 211,064 , up from 206,822

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 27, 2020, 21:04 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 229,422 , up from 226,629
Total Deaths: 23,521 , up from 23,190

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Sunday 26-04-2020 at 14.47
https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus
There have been 13.160 positive tests in Andalucia, up 146 on day before (number to be revised as soon as possible when Andalucia Salud publishes). At least 1.249 people had tested positive to Coronavirus antibodies but did not have any symptoms. 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 1.157 deaths in Andalucia, 12 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 5.768, 20 new admissions in the day. Confirmed cases that required hospital intensive care in Andalucia number 720, 4 new admissions in the day.
Manual Moreno, President of the Junta de Andalucia, revealed that 275 of the 786 municipalities in Andalucia have not succumbed to the pandemic and are completely free of the virus and this data will be included in the report Coronavirus rates broken down by municipality. [Something that has been top secret, why release it now? To back the request “that Andalucia is prepared to begin de-escalation by Province, Health district, or Comarca” or because the number are now looking better.]

 

Costa del Sol Coronavirus: Last Updated- Sunday 26-04-2020 at 14.47
https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus
The Costa del Sol (health district) had recorded 597 confirmed cases (2 Sunday, 3 Saturday, 16 Friday, 10 on Thursday, 13 on Wednesday, 17 on Tuesday, 1 on Monday), 38 deaths (last 1 on Thursday 23rd, none Wednesday to Sunday, 2 on Saturday 18th).

 

Malaga Province Coronavirus: Last Updated- 13.00, 26 April 2020.
No reliable new update available.
Total Cases: 3,060, up from 2,839
Total Deaths: 249, up from 241

 

UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 27, 2020, 21:06 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 157,149 , up from 152,840
Total Deaths: 21,092 , up from 20,732

 

In Malaga province there are 38 municipalities with no coronavirus cases: Another 47 towns and villages have fewer than ten registered cases. The majority of these are small towns or villages in inland areas, furthest away from the bigger urban areas. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202004/27/malaga-province-there-municipalities-20200427143119.html

 

Latest coronavirus figures reveal that the infection rate for Torrox residents is one of the lowest in Andalucia: Just five cases have been detected there since start of the pandemic and April 25, the Junta de Andalucia announced.
Two of the Torrox cases are men aged between 45 and 84, two women aged between 45 and 64 and another in the 85-plus age group.
The Torrox figures work out at 29 coronavirus infections for every 100,000 members of the local population, compared with 89.2 per 100,000 for Axarquia and 183 per 100,000 for Malaga province. Photo:Torrox Town Hall. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/27/regional-governments-latest-coronavirus-figures-reveal-that-the-infection-rate-for-torrox-residents-is-one-of-the-lowest-in-andalucia/

 

Spanish Squatters Exploit ExPat Landlords Stuck In UK: “The point is now, we can’t get to Spain with the lockdown in place and it’s really frustrating. We have seen on Facebook that we aren’t the only ones in the position we were in. The police in Malaga said that there is an epidemic of squatters living in properties of expats’ properties as they know they can’t get back to reclaim them.” Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/27/spanish-police-evict-gypsy-squatters-from-ex-pats-home-on-the-costa-del-sol-stuck-in-the-uk-under-lockdown/

“Police in Malaga were showered with water as they try to gain access to the Ex-pats appartment”

 

Spain’s electricity supplier Endesa offers customers from Costa Del Sol to Costa Blanca a 15% discount on April & May bills amid Covid-19 lockdown: Endesa’s discount applies to one home per customer, adds the company, and will be applied to the bill for the home with the highest consumption for the two-month period. To qualify for the discount, you need to be registered with Endesa online, and request the discount. Click here for more information in English.
https://www.endesa.com/en/advice/endesa-covid-19/endesa-by-your-side
Article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/27/spains-electricity-supplier-endesa-offers-customers-from-costa-del-sol-to-costa-blanca-15-discount-on-april-may-bills-amid-covid-19-lockdown/

 

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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
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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