DigameXtra No. 1641 Saturday, May 30th 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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Car boot Nerja: The carboot sale in Nerja returns this Sunday 31st May.
At a 25% capacity there will be 50 stalls. Hygiene and mask rules will apply.
Your support is appreciated. Jacqui. Torrox
jacquelinekayharrison@gmail.com
(Please note this is an unverified reader submission, and not an official post from the market organizers. I cannot be responsible for inaccurate info. -Ed.)

 

Coín street market to reopen this Saturday: Only eighty per cent of the usual stalls will be allowed to open on Saturday and controls to prevent overcrowding will be put in place. All those wishing to go must wear a face mask. The space available for the market in the Parque Periurbano will also be increased to allow traders and customers to maintain their distance.
(Please note this is an unverified newspaper article that provided no source, and is not an official post from the market organizers. I cannot be responsible for inaccurate info. -Ed.) Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/29/street-market-reopen-this-20200529122933-v.html

 

97.6 Coast Fm Gold will be turning on its FM Transmitter on Monday 1st June from 7.30am with Dan Sherry and the Breakfast Review!
We will continue around the world as usual Online, Smart Phones and Speakers, Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa.
We look forward to bringing you all the Government notices, businesses that gradually re-open around our area and of course music, music, music…the Eastern Costa del Sol’s most listened to English speaking Radio Station!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold and Online coastfmgold.com
‘music you grew up with, music for your generation’
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Large Vintage Spanish ornate mirror. 90cms X 170cms.
Vinuela. €50 ono. tfl: Bob on 649111965
e.mail:- bobjan158 at Hotmail.com

 

For Sale: 3 Plant pots, 8€ each,
Edwin, Competa, boegero at gmx dot com

 

Wanted to Rent: We’re looking for a garage for rent in Algarrobo-Costa.
Ingrid email: udahl@gmx.de

 

Wanted to Rent: Long term rental in el campo wanted. Honest and reliable tenant. It must be within Vélez-Málaga province radius and in el campo.
No problem if it’s not furnished. 325/350€ max.
Contact Noemi by whassap at 639 210 110 Thank you very much.

 

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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.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

 

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

 

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

 

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

The province’s most popular beaches can only be half-filled this summer: The government this week confirmed that on beaches where a significant influx of bathers is expected “social distancing should be ensured at all times”, with a separation of two metres between people from different families and four metres between umbrellas. These distances would need to be greater in areas that are very windy. More details: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/29/province-most-popular-beaches-20200529122930-v.html

 

Spain puts EU bailout funds of €140 Billion at risk, approves guaranteed minimum income scheme costing €3 Billion for vulnerable families: Will EU regulators approve a huge bailout for a country that already has enough funds to distribute billions in cash to it’s citizens? The “Frugal Four” countries ( Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden) are sure to be upset and may withdraw support for Spain’s bailout. Here is an overview of who will be eligible for the Spanish program, how it will be managed and how it will be funded. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-05-29/spain-to-approve-guaranteed-minimum-income-scheme-for-vulnerable-families.html

 

Spain to open swimming pools and shopping malls from Monday June 1st: Spain on Thursday said it will further relax confinement measures from next week, allowing 70 percent of the population to go to restaurants, swimming pools and shopping centres. From Monday, new areas of the country will be allowed to open swimming pools, albeit to limited numbers of people, and beaches where people will have to maintain at least a distance of two metres.
This second phase will cover the whole of Andalusia and Valencia, a large part of Catalonia, as well as the Balearics and Canary islands, the health ministry said. About 70 percent of Spain’s population will be affected by this new phase, which will also see the reopening of cinema halls, theatres and auditoriums but at a third of capacity.
Shopping centres will also be allowed to reopen but at reduced capacity and indoor dining at restaurants will also be permitted. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20200529/spain-to-open-swimming-pools-and-shopping-malls-from-monday-june-1st

 

Football Restarts: The English Premier League announced on Thursday that the season will restart on June 17, with the first full set of weekend fixtures marked in for June 19 to 21, pending government approval.
The FA Cup is also set to resume, with the quarter-finals arranged for June 27 and 28 and the semi-finals on July 11 and 12, with the final hoped to be played on August 1. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/29/fa-cup-final-to-take-place-on-august-1-as-dates-confirmed-for-quarters-semi-final-ties/

 

La Liga to resume on 11 June; 2020-21 season to start in September: Audiovisual testing is being carried out so fans have a choice of different viewing experiences when football returns behind closed doors. Those watching at home can choose from two options – the real “silence” from the stadiums or “simulation of the crowds” with noises being played. Full story: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52848048

 

Three Young Adults Fined by Police in Costa del Sol’s Malaga For Uploading Photos of Them Flouting Lockdown Rules: The Local Police indicate that the use of the Internet in general and social networks in particular has become a great tool for identifying flouters, which provides photographic or audio-visual evidence of individuals committing administrative offences, and in some cases even criminal acts. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/29/three-young-adults-fined-by-police-in-costa-del-sols-malaga-for-uploading-photos-of-them-flouting-lockdown-rules/

 

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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
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