DigameXtra No. 1630 Monday, May 18th 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

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.

 

What’s On

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WELCOME TO PHASE 1 – See this link for the new rules.
https://digamextra.com/2020/05/15/digamextra-special-alert-malaga-moving-to-phase-1/

 

Nerja and Almáchar to hold online San Isidro celebrations this weekend: On Friday the Nerja town hall Facebook page will be showing a special mass and on Sunday the Almáchar town hall Facebook page will be showing the 1988 Romería. More details: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/15/villages-hold-online-isidro-20200515102928-v.html

 

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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

 

Bar Atila Terrace is open from Monday 18th May at 10am:
Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 10am – Close
Kitchen 10am – 10pm
Sunday Noon – Close
Kitchen Noon – 6pm
These times may change please check first.
Takeaways are still available by pre – order, sorry no more home deliveries.
New rules due to Covid – 19
Customers are not enter the bar and should go straight to the terrace.
When entering the terrace you must use the sanitizer provided.
Tables will be set for 5 or 6 people.
All tables will be 2 metres apart and cannot be moved by customers.
If your party is more than 6, please reserve in advance to a maximum of 10 people.
Please bring your own cushion if required as we can not offer ours.
Customers can use our toilet facilities but must wait at the entrance to the bar as only one customer is allowed inside at any one time.
Please be patient and stay safe
Natasha & Frank ; Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 663 393 987 or 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Tentacions la Pepa cafeteria: OPEN 12:30 MONDAY! Torrox Costa BLQ 79 (west side). Plate of the day, 6 to 8 choices from seafood/meat/chicken/rabbit, only €4.50-6.00. Examples: bacalao with sweet red pepper sauce, mixed fried fish, pork tenderloin with choriso-potatoes and egg, chicken fillet with whisky sauce, fried sardines, calamari or anchovies, ajo conjeo (garlic rabbit) plus more on rotating menu.  The best deal for a full meal on a budget!  Three people can each have a meal and a glass of wine for only a 20 note including tip!   https://www.facebook.com/TentacioneslaPepa/

 

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. 80€.
Competa pueblo tel: Neil on 952516737 or 680195927, or
ngcoast @ hotmail.com

 

2 Computers For Sale:
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.
-Siemens laptop. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has a hard-to-find international North Europe/English keyboard perfect for bilingual English and Scandinavian speakers, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. No HDMI. €200. 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)

 

Wanted: Moringa. Hi digamites is there anyone out there that has moringa plants or seeds to buy.
I’m based in Mezquitilla next to Algarrobo Costa. Call Kennedy on 630 792 368.
(Vetliver offers Moringa products, see their posts in a recent Wednesday issue of DigameXtra. -Ed.)

 

Recommendations & Requests

For Sale Responses lost: Hi, just before lockdown I advertised some items for sale, have lost emails of people who contacted me, if they remember me could they please get in touch again. Regards Eileen. tel no’s. 602640844 or 00447856791222. I am in El Morche.

 

Special information: Hello Naythan, thank you so much to give us this important information at once. Kind regards, Edwin + Dagmar, boegero34 at gmail dot com ; Competa

 

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/
(NEW Source, detailed analysis) World- https://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/

Note: Stats for Andalucia, Costa del Sol and Malaga may be reported with a delay of 24 to 48 hrs., or not at all on weekends -Ed.

 

World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 17, 2020, 17:38 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 4,771,658 , up from 4,608,761 (Saturday)
Total Deaths: 4,771,658 , up from 307,451
No updated graph.

 

Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 17, 2020, 17:39 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 277,719 , up from 274,367 (Saturday)
Total Deaths: 27,650 , up from 27,459 (Saturday)

 

Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 17/05 (11.20 h.)
https://sevilla.abc.es/
There have been 16.432 positive tests in Andalucia
There have been 1.358 deaths in Andalucia.

 

Costa del Sol Coronavirus:
https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus
The Costa del Sol (health district) has recorded 910 confirmed cases (34 Friday and 77 previous week (Friday 8th to Thursday 14th), 42 deaths (1 Friday 15th and none since last Saturday 9th) Costa del Sol data up to the evening of 15-05-2020.

 

Malaga Province Coronavirus: Last Updated- Sunday, 17th of May 2020
RTVE has confirmed that as of today, Sunday, 17th of May 2020, there have been 3,983 officially recorded coronavirus cases and 274 deaths in Malaga.
(The only source of Malaga stats updated since Friday I could find is this website that claims it gets it’s info from RTVE, however I couldn’t find the Malaga info on the RTVE website. In all fairness, RTVE is a very large site, I don’t doubt it’s in there somewhere. Better sourced Malaga info tomorrow. -Ed. https://www.ovulation-calculators.com/coronavirus/es/malaga)

 

UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- May 17, 2020, 17:41 GMT
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
Total Coronavirus Cases: 243,303 , up from 236,711 (Saturday)
Total Deaths: 34,636 , up from 33,998 (Saturday)
No updated graph.

 

Ryanair Voucher Fiasco: Customers that had vouchers issued for cancelled flights from Ryanair are being charged anywhere from €25 to €300 to rebook – and they are furious. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/17/ryanair-voucher-fiasco-as-top-up-requests-disgust-travellers-to-spains-costa-del-sol/

 

No Deal Brexit Looks to be Back: British and European Union negotiators have indicated that they are nearing stalemate with regards to Brexit as they cannot at this stage agree terms on Fishing Rights and what is known as the ‘level playing field’ with regards to commercial competition. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/17/no-deal-brexit-looks-to-be-back-on-the-cards-as-britain-and-eu-are-close-to-stalemate/

 

‘COVID toes,’ other rashes latest possible rare virus signs: The most common coronavirus symptoms are fever, a dry cough and shortness of breath, and some people are contagious despite never experiencing symptoms. But as this bewildering virus continues to spread, less common symptoms are being reported including loss of smell, vomiting and diarrhea, and increasingly, a variety of skin problems.
In one report, dermatologists evaluated 88 COVID-19 patients in an Italian hospital and found 1 in 5 had some sort of skin symptom, mostly red rashes over the trunk. In another, Spanish doctors reported a series of 375 confirmed virus patients with a range of skin complaints, from hives to chickenpox-like lesions to the toe swellings. Photo:AP , Full story: https://apnews.com/6dcacfca0f7e1bd9f9ca5e5b98c4296b

 

Widespread hunger due to the COVID-19 pandemic could push half a billion people into poverty, according to Oxfam: “As COVID-19 marches across the world, the threat of illness and death is meeting an even greater concern as the disease threatens places already suffering from poverty, conflict, and drought. Hunger is now the greater concern in poor countries where people struggle to earn enough to eat each day, or grow the food on which their families and local markets rely,” Oxfam said in a statement published Thursday. Full story: https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/oxfam-poverty-covid-19-threat/2020/05/16/id/967715/

 

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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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