DigameXtra No. 1632 Wednesday, May 20th 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.


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Services Wanted/Offered

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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Available again from 18th May for exterior work only. Many jobs were cancelled due to the pandemic and these customers need to contact me to reschedule when they feel comfortable having me on site. I am expecting to be extremely busy catching up over the next few months so new and existing customers should start booking now even if you dont want the work done for weeks or even months to avoid disappointment. I will be working on a first come first served basis.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Electrical work and Plumbing – I have a UK qualified electrician/plumber to call on should you require this type of work.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to
nikash2 at hotmail dot com
or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.


Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…..A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
……so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates……ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/


Interpreter: Hello everybody, We’re back !!
Hospitals and health centers are revving up, with cancelled appointments at the head of the list. So you should be getting yours soon.
Old and new patients will be welcomed with open arms, as usual!
You know the drill. Call me if you need me, I’m here 24/7
So looking forward to seeing you all, with your tales of your own personal lockdown Pamela, Interpreter. Algarrobo. 609040709


Life Coach: I provide coaching and assistance for individuals or couples. This can be either in person at my room in Riogordo or online via Skype or Zoom. I deal with: relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. Please email Mark 658693121


Wanted: Gardener. We are looking for a reliable and qualified gardener for our home just outside Competa. We’ve had several negative experiences in the past, but know that the right person is out there. If interested, there are all sorts of other odd jobs to be done as well.
Please contact Paul, in Competa, at 634351754.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Are you having soil erosion issues after all the recent rain? Vetiver is the perfect solution with the 3 – 4 metre root system.
The plant is non invasive, grows rapidly and once established it needs very little water.
We are finally open again for business. We are still not permitted to have visitors at our nursery but we can ship plants via post or we can deliver locally.
Our first day of shipping was Monday and we shipped 2,000 plants to various locations in Spain, Portugal, and Hungary.
We have plenty of Vetiver in stock. Right now the soil is nice and damp and the weather is starting to heat up so it is the perfect time to plant.
We also have Lemon Grass, Moringa Seedlings and Organic Moringa Powder.
Moringa, also known as the “Miracle Tree”, has many nutritional and health benefits. If you have ever been to a Thai Restaurant you have probably had Lemon Grass.
Lemon Grass grows easily and quickly. Take a look at our website or go directly to the two links below. If you have any questions please contact us either by email or phone.
David or Anna
Cell: (34) 692 288 657
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Vetiverspain Moringa page.
Vetiverspain Lemon Grass page.

Lemon Grass





For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Beautiful upcycled rocking chair
-Upcycled chest of drawers natural with olive green chalk paint & walnut wax. New handles Measurements Width 60cms Depth 40cms Height 100cmsPrice 130€
-Sideboard stripped back to natural with chalk paint clear waxed.Measurements Width 110cms
Depth 45cms Height 82cms Price 130€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


Wanted: Rental House in el campo. Honest and reliable tenant looks for an honest and reliable landlord/landlady with a long term house to rent. IT MUST BE WITHIN Vélez-Málaga province radius and in el campo. 2 bedrooms or 1 bedroom plus a storage room. Ideally with just the kitchen furnished as I have my own furniture, otherwise flexibility required to accommodate both furniture. 325€ max. Contact me by whassap at 639 210 110 Thank you very much. Please no time wasters.


Recommendations & Requests


Lost Passport:  I recently lost my United States passport in the Torrox Costa area. Most likely on the Torrox Costa Promenade. If anyone has found it could you please call and I’ll come and pick it up. Clare / Torrox
+1 617- 875-3269


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 19, 2020, 17:50 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 4,949,321 , up from 4,864,769
Total Deaths: 322,856 , up from 318,828


Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 19, 2020, 17:50 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 278,188 , up from 277,719
Total Deaths: 27,709 , up from 27,650


Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 19/05 (18 h.)
Total Coronavirus Cases: 16.511 , up from 16.457
Total Deaths: 1.361 , up from 1.358


Costa del Sol Coronavirus: No update today.


Malaga Province Coronavirus: Last updated- 19.05.2020
The total number of infections in the Malaga area is 4122, with 278 recorded deaths.
Source: https://global.fm/news/new-cases-of-coronavirus-plummet-in-spain/


UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- May 19, 2020, 17:50 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 248,818 , up from 246,406
Total Deaths: 35,341 , up from 34,796


Spanish Government agrees with Citizens to an extension of fifteen days instead of one month: The Government has reached an agreement with Ciudadanos to approve a new extension of the state of alarm that will be fifteen days like the previous ones and not one month as the Executive originally intended.
During these fifteen days the Executive undertakes to analyze the measures and, where appropriate, necessary legislative reforms that allow an orderly exit from the state of alarm and the management of the pandemic at that time, without the use of the constitutional tool of the alarm declaration.
Spanish source article: https://www.eldiario.es/politica/Gobierno-acuerda-Ciudadanos-prorroga-quince_0_1028897831.html


Face masks in Spain will be compulsory in public spaces where social distancing cannot be respected: The personal protective equipment will need to be worn in closed areas and on the street where a two-meter safe distance against coronavirus contagion is not possible.
Until now, the use of face masks has been “recommended” in areas where two-meter safe distances cannot be respected. The ministerial order to extend their use will be published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) in the coming days. Once published, face masks will become obligatory in businesses and closed public spaces. The order will clarify under what conditions they must also be worn on the street. Source: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-05-19/face-masks-in-spain-will-be-compulsory-in-public-spaces-where-social-distancing-cannot-be-respected.html


Empty middle seat? Depends on which country you are flying in: Travellers, airlines and airports are grappling with a hodgepodge of rules put in place during the pandemic that will make flying different in almost every country. Onboard service is changing too. Business-class meals, once a selling point for premium carriers hiring celebrity chefs, have been reduced to pre-packaged items on carriers including Emirates, Air Canada (AC.TO) and British Airways. Automation is also increasing, as carriers such as Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) ask passengers to check in online to limit contact with staff and other fliers. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/empty-middle-seat-depends-on-which-country-you-are-flying-in-idUSKBN22V0B5


The good news is there are some signs children may not transmit COVID-19, but the bad news is that human immunity may not last that long, two UK epidemiologists say: The signs are that children may not spread it as much as adults, Dr Rosalind Eggo, who is on committees that advise the British government on its infectious disease response, told members of parliament’s upper house. “We think that children are less likely to get it so far but it is not certain, we are very certain that children are less likely to have severe outcomes and there are hints that children are less infectious but it is not certain,” said Eggo of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-epidemiolo/some-signs-children-may-not-transmit-covid-19-two-uk-epidemiologists-say-idUSKBN22V1K1


Global worries as infections spike in Russia, Brazil, India: Coronavirus cases are spiking from India to South Africa and Mexico in a clear indication the pandemic is far from over, while Russia and Brazil now sit behind only the United States in the number of reported infections. Full story:


EasyJet Says Hackers Accessed Data of 9 Million Customers: EasyJet Plc said that email addresses and travel data of about 9 million customers had been accessed in a “highly sophisticated” cyberattack, one of the biggest data breaches to hit the airline industry.
Credit card details for 2,208 customers had also been accessed, EasyJet said in a statement Tuesday. It said it’s closed off the unauthorized access and will contact customers over the next few days. Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-19/easyjet-says-hackers-accessed-data-of-9-million-customers


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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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