DigameXtra No. 1633 Thursday, May 21st 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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Viewers in Spain can enjoy a Series of Concerts broadcast online by London’s Royal Albert Hall:
You will be asked for a donation but it is not mandatory to view shows.
-Scouting For Girls, Thurs May 21
-Charlie Mackesy, Sat. May 23
-Imogen Heap, Friday May 29
-Kaiser Chiefs, Sat., May 30
Home Page: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/royal-albert-home


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BluCee- Limited Services Available Now: Do you own a property in the area and leave it empty for extended periods?
If the answer is yes, you could be quite literally missing out on thousands of Euros!
At BluCee we specialise in advertising and fully managing properties for holiday rental. We can advertise your property globally, gaining maximum exposure and returns for your asset. Not only this but we will also fully manage your property, securing bookings, liaising with clients, arranging meet and greets and cleaning and laundry services. In fact, we commit to do everything necessary to get your property rental-ready – guaranteed!
BluCee is seeking more properties for both holiday rentals and sales, with a particular focus on the following key locations:
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Along the coast from Caleta de Velez to Rincon de la Victoria
For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch
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Haveli opens its terraces: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 44, Nerja
Haveli, Nerja´s premier Indian restaurant welcomes the customers to dine on the rooftop terrace and the first floor open terrace.
We are strictly following the regulations of seating arrangements and sanitization.
Take away and home delivery also available.
The restaurant is open 18.30 till late.
Home delivery 18.30-21.30
For lunchtime delivery, please call the previous day.
Closed on Wednesdays
Please call 605110307 or 95252 42 97 order or reserve a table.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Pine display unit Width 105cms Height 208 cms, Price 90€
-Display /Tv cabinet Measurements Width 200cms, Depth 53.50cms Height 60cms Top part Width 100cms Height 103cms, Price 90€
-White bamboo display unit with glass shelves, Measurements Width 150cms Depth 40cms
Height 187cms Price 90€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Under counter fridge 50cm wide €25
-Balay washing machine €45
Both in working order but kept in a shed so exterior casing not immaculate.
WhatsApp 616517705 Dorcas, Torrox/Competa road.


For Sale: Giant Defy 3 Road Cycle. A superb entry level road cycle in excellent condition. 2015 model in white with red/black decals. Has only had light local use and 1 owner from new.
Aluminium frame size M/L ideal for rider height between 1.70-1.85 mtr.
Full Shimano Sora drivetrain, 18 speed gearing with 11-32 cassette range.
Also with Shimano SPD-SL pedals (SPD clip in shoes also available in euro size 45 together with a few ancillary items, original pedal platforms and purchase receipt to prove ownership).
Any trial although we do have a bit of a wait before the Vuelta next comes through these parts.
Can arrange to meet or deliver now we can move within the province. Price €360
John in Torre Del Mar.
Ring or message anytime (whatsapp preferred) +44 797 704 9614
Thank you for the excellent coverage of vital lockdown info over the past few months. Still a way to go but there is a light to be drawn toward now.
And it’s great to see Digame growing up under your guidance.


Recommendations & Requests

DoctorLaptop’s Tips #81
-Samusng Smart TV- How To Block The Ads Samsung Inserts: To block many of the Samsung sponsored ads open your router’s settings page and add these 2 addresses to your router’s “Block List”. There are too many different routers for me to provide instructions. Use your search engine (Google, Duckduckgo, etc.) and search for: ‘your router brand and model’ + add site to block list.
-Windows 10 update to v2004 (April/May 2020) also known as Windows 10 20H1 (shorthand for the 1st half of 2020) has a revised release date of May 28. To be on the safe side, as I always suggest when major Windows updates are approaching, make a Restore Point, backup your data and then delay Windows Updates 3 weeks from the update’s release date. In this case June 21 should be sufficient.
Computer Repairs and Websites by DoctorLaptop.
Tel 675 993 069 (No calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
doctorlaptop@protonmail.com (Include make and model info in support requests)


UK Govt update – return to UK: Ferry travel
There are currently no scheduled passenger ferries operating between Spain and the UK. We are working closely with Brittany Ferries who may be able to assist repatriating a small number of people on their freight services. If your ferry has been cancelled and you wish to return to the UK, please contact the British Embassy online stating your name and booking reference number.
This is the link on the UK Govt website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/return-to-the-uk
Neil – Caleta de Velez, zanuck AT btinternet dOt com


Wanted: Flight Partners Sweden and Finland. Tail Torrox is looking for flight partners to take one dog to Finland and a puppy to Sweden. New owners are desperate to see them. If you know anyone flying to either country please contact us. The flight partner has to do nothing except give us their flight details. Ryanair does not accept dogs but many other airlines do.
If you can help please contact Gill on 633405560 by phone or whatsapp or email
It is very difficult for us to find flight partners at the moment so any help would be greatly appreciated. Please spread the word ! Many thanks


Torrox market: Can anyone please tell me when the Monday market in Torrox Pueblo will be open.
Thank you Nathan for the valuable information during this period.
Anthea. Torrox.
Email: antheawaters1@gmail.com


Face masks: As face masks are to be made compulsory in some circumstances, when are we going to get the free ones promised to all Torrox citizens some weeks ago? George Blick Torrox Campo, valblick@hotmail.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/
(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 some days. -Ed.


World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 21, 2020, 01:25 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 5,084,934 , up from 4,949,321
Total Deaths: 329,719 , up from 322,856


Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 21, 2020, 01:25 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 279,524 , up from 278,188
Total Deaths: 27,888 , up from 27,709


Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 20/05 (18 h.)
Total Coronavirus Cases: 16.842 , up from 16.511
Total Deaths: 1.371 , up from 1.361


Costa del Sol Coronavirus: No update today.


Malaga Province Coronavirus: No update today.


UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- May 21, 2020, 01:25 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 248,293 , up from 248,818
Total Deaths: 35,704 , up from 35,341


Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez wins vote to extend Lockdown until June the 7th: Facing the risk of a parliamentary defeat in a vote that took place today in Congress for a one month extension Congress instead voted on and in favour of a new two-week extension, until June 7.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/20/breaking-news-spanish-pm-pedro-sanchez-wins-vote-to-extend-lockdown-until-june-the-7th/


Government to make face masks compulsory in places where social distancing is impossible: The order comes into force on Thursday 21 May and children under six are exempt. Published in the BOE (official state gazette) on Wednesday, a new order will make the use of face masks compulsory in closed public spaces as well as in open areas where keeping a distance of two metres is impossible.
This is in addition to the obligation to wear a mask on public transport already in force.
The ruling allows “any type of mask that covers mouth and nose, but preferably the hygiene or surgical kind.” Scarves will not be able to be worn as substitutes. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202005/19/government-make-face-masks-20200519185016.html


Organ donation law in England (not Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales) has changed to “Opt Out” system as of May 20: You may also hear it referred to as ‘Max and Keira’s Law’. This means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups.
Source: https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england/


Alicante to open Europe’s largest drive-in cinema and music venue next month: CINEMACAR opens to the public on June 11 in the well-known Rabasa enclosure, hailed a new concept of drive-in cinema with more than 45,000 square metres of facilities dedicated to cinema, gastronomy and live music. Cinemacar will boast the biggest screen in Europe which, located on a huge structure of 500 square metres, can be seen throughout the enclosure, which has capacity for more than 400 cars. It is the only drive-in cinema in Spain that has completely asphalted pavement, which means it can be disinfected daily. And users can take their pets at no additional cost as 3,000 m2 park has been designed within the facilities. Photo:Cinemcar
Full details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/20/alicante-on-spains-costa-blanca-to-open-europes-largest-drive-in-cinema-and-music-venue-next-month/


Natura Cosmetics Brand Hacked: Brazil’s biggest cosmetics company Natura accidentally left hundreds of gigabytes of its customers’ personal and payment-related information publicly accessible online that could have been accessed by anyone without authentication. If you have an account with Natura, you are advised to stay vigilant against identity theft, change your account password and keep a close eye on your payment card transactions for signs of any suspicious activity. Full details: https://thehackernews.com/2020/05/natura-data-breach.html


Humour Section

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GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge)



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

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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