DigameXtra No. 1643 Tuesday, June 2nd 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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Nerja’s caves are safe to visit, but town hall advises giving River Chillar a miss for the time being: The caves open from 10am until 4.30pm and at present capacity is limited to an hourly maximum of 120 people. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/01/nerjas-caves-are-safe-to-visit-but-town-hall-advises-giving-river-chillar-a-miss-for-the-time-being/



Revival Live Band: Andy’s Beach Cabopino Sunday 7th June. 4.30pm. Málaga, Spain 29604. FB link


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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.
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Potters Bar & Terrace, Nerja: If you would like to catch up with much missed friends and family, we are taking reservations for up to ten people.
Places are limited, so if you would like to have a drink or order from our food menu, be sure to phone in and check out availability and place your reservation. We will only be serving food from our menu, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays. We will have two sittings for Sunday Roast (1pm to 4pm & 4pm to 9pm).
For reservations 685435767


Wanted: Personal Trainer. Area: Torre del Mar/Benajarafe. I’m looking for a qualified personal trainer who is avaliable to get me back into shape after 15 years of working on computers with little or no exersize. Please email me at
trentsj@pm.me — Regards, Trent


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Dining room extending table with glass top with 6 matching chairs Measurements Fully extended 190cms No extension 130cms Depth 90cms Height 75cms Price 180€
-Matching tv unit Measurements Width 110cms Depth 40cms price 60€
-Beautiful upcycled sideboard stripped back to natural wood with chalk paint top clear wax and new wrought iron handles. Measurements Width 155cms Depth 39cms Height 82cms Price 190€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
– 2 Drawer Metal Filing Cabinet, Brown body, cream drawers. Height 73cm/2.75″. Width 46cm/18″. Depth 62cm/24.5″. Couple of scratches on body, drawers run smoothly. Complete with suspension files. 20 euros
-Lovely large size blue curtains, Length 239cm/94″ width 251.5cm/109″ They have a big hem of at least 13cm/5″ so could be made longer. Alternatively, with being so wide they could easily be made into two pairs. 20 euros
-Two new large picture frames, One of them is 40cm/16.75″ x 50cm/19.66″ gold coloured frame. Make is Imagine, made in France. The other is from Ikea called Fanaholm. Same size but with wood frame. 10 euros for the two. Will separate.
Torrox Pueblo. Easy to find. Janet 630568164
email ilovesmokeynerja at hotmail. com


For Sale: Table (no chairs) Seats 4 comfortably and extends to a 6 seat. Dismantles in just a few minutes for easy transport, will fit into a small hatchback. € 50 OVNO
Tel: 658 693 121 (Mark) Riogordo


For Sale: Bosch Combi Microwave 50€. H27 x D30 x W46cm
Email Kay: kay dot kirkham23@gmail dot com
Collection only Nerja


For Sale, 3 items:
-Baby rest & play : €25
-Painting: €30
-Speaker Harmen Kardon Onyx Studio 5, portable Bluetooth speaker. New, never used Wifi/usb/ €150
Call to Saskia, Torrox 627684256
Email: cortijoamayatorrox @ gmail.com


Recommendations & Requests

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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:

For the latest pandemic info visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:


Spain reports no virus deaths for first time since March: Spain on Monday reported no official deaths from the new coronavirus in a 24-hour period for the first time since March.
The development is “very, very encouraging,” emergency health response chief Fernando Simón said.
Also, Spain recorded only 71 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, he told a news conference.
“We are in a very good place in the evolution of the pandemic,” Simón said. “The statistics are following a trend. They are going in the right direction.” Full story: https://apnews.com/df64c80bc7290b2ecbb480d23ba6dfe7


Free Bus In Nerja?: Nerja town hall announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement with the local bus company allowing people over the age of 65 and under 12 to travel free on the town’s buses, to start with immediate effect. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/29/company-offers-free-travel-20200529122942-v.html


Need a refresher on Phase 2 rules? See an updated summary here: https://www.thelocal.es/20200601/lifting-lockdown-in-spain-rules-for-phase-2


Prime Minister Sanchez Says Mobility and Travel Across Spain Will Be Allowed from June 21: The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, assures that this will be the last extension to the State of Alarm and that de-escalation will move along swiftly, as he confirms that, if all goes well, inter-state mobility and travel across Spain will be allowed after June 21. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/01/prime-minister-sanchez-says-mobility-and-travel-across-spain-will-be-allowed-from-june-21/


Fines of Up to €3,000 If They Catch You Littering Face Masks: In order to curtail this dangerous and irresponsible habit, the Spanish government has agreed that town halls across the nation can choose how much to fine their residents for doing so. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/29/town-halls-across-spain-will-begin-issuing-e100-e3000-fines-if-they-catch-you-throwing-it-them-on-the-floor/


Spain delivers huge blow to British holidaymakers insisting Covid-19 ‘statistics must improve’ before they can return while welcoming German & Nordic tourists this summer: Spain could potentially start to welcome international tourists from mid-June to areas that are safe and ready for international tourism, like the Baleares and Canary Islands once the safe corridors are approved. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/31/spain-delivers-huge-blow-to-british-holidaymakers-insisting-statistics-must-improve-before-they-can-return-while-welcoming-german-nordic-tourists-this-summer/


UK Coronavirus- Sex during lockdown with someone outside your household is illegal from today: At 11.30am on Monday, a change to the law was introduced that bans two people from different households in England gathering in an indoor, private place during the coronavirus lockdown. The amendment to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Bill states: “No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.” Previously, going to another person’s home to have sex would have been a breach of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, but now both parties could be prosecuted under the law. Having sex in public is already illegal.
However, one lawyer pointed out a potential loophole with the legislation. George Pertez QC tweeted that his reading of the law indicated that someone could potentially have sex with an escort in their home, as it might be deemed legal for work purposes. Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-sex-lockdown-illegal-093127804.html


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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
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