DigameXtra No. 1645 Thursday, June 4th 2020

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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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Malaga Feria is officially cancelled: The Junta de Andalucía regional government has recommended that no fairs or open-air parties be celebrated this summer as part of a new health protocol announced on Tuesday in a bid to avoid a new outbreak of coronavirus in the region. While the final decision rests with the individual municipalities, Malaga city hall wasted no time in declaring that its summer fair, planned for 15 to 22 August, would be cancelled. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/03/malaga-feria-cancelled-following-20200603193051.html


UPDATED: Bar Atila presents Liquid Lunch Band. On Saturday 27th June we will be trying to start our summer music events with the best local band around, LIQUID LUNCH, of course this is assuming all the restrictions allow and we have the right amount of reservations for this gig to take place. So if you want to see good live music, reserve your table now.
We will be providing a hot & cold buffet at 10 euros per person.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
630 393 290 or 663 393 987 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel


Bar 19- Nerja: We will reopen from Friday June 5th, 3-11pm. Table service only with social distancing & sanitation in place. No pool playing for now. Look forward to seeing you soon.  FB Page


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Beautiful upcycled neutral bedroom set chalk paint clear wax new handles Mirror Width 58cms Height 78cms +
Chest of drawers Width 91.50cms Dept40.50cms Height 75cms +
Bedside table Width 46.50cms Depth 39cms Height 59cms Price 110€
-Upcycled chunky pine chest of drawers with 1 bedside unit Measurements Chest of drawers. Width 110cms Depth 44cms Height 82cms +
Upcycled bedside unit Stripped back to natural waxed creme chalk paint new handles. Measurements Width 55cms Depth 36cms Height 63cms Price 175€
-Beautiful heavy mirror upcycled to creme chalk paint & clear wax Measurements 83cms width 115cms height Price 90€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Food heating system / au bain Marie with 10 pots of gel : €15
-Bike accessories (waterproof bike bag, pump new, gloves new) : € 7,50
-Framed Painting : € 25
Call to Saskia 627684256
Email cortijoamayatorrox @ gmail.com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Pine headboard for double bed. Perfect condition. 25 euros
-Coffee table 20 euros
La Herradura (or Velez de Benaudalla) pickup.
Ring Jan/La Herradura on 646381332.


For Sale: Wii. 2x controllers/2x Nunchuks/2x Wheels. Balance board. Instructions. €70 Ono. 626778547. Christine, Caleta de Vélez
chris4geoff at g mail dot 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 & 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)


Recommendations & Requests

Use Sunscreen: Remember, after the long lockdown your skin is more sensitive than normal. I saw some bright pink tennis players today that must have neglected this. Naythan.


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:


After bitter debate in Congress, Spain’s PM secures extension to state of alarm while promoting his “transformative” new economic model: Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez took advantage on Wednesday of a debate in the Congress of Deputies to call for support from other parties with the objective of “facilitating the transformation of the economy to another, more sustainable model,” in a bid to deal with the destruction caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Sánchez announced to lawmakers during the session that the Cabinet will next week approve a Royal Decree that will unite all of the measures and health regulations that will be in place as Spain exits the crisis, and that will be implemented jointly with the country’s regional governments until a vaccine against the Covid-19 disease is available.
As the coronavirus crisis has progressed, criticism of the government by the opposition at these debates – which have been held every two weeks during the state of alarm – has grown increasingly fierce. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-06-03/after-bitter-debate-in-congress-spains-pm-secures-extension-to-state-of-alarm.html


All Regions in Spain to lift Mobility restrictions on June 21 – PM Pedro Sánchez confirmed it would be the “last” extension: He also explained that, while the lockdown easing Phases 1 and 2 will still be led by Spain, Phase 3 will be managed by regional governments. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/03/all-regions-in-spain-to-lift-mobility-restrictions-on-june-21st-pm-pedro-sanchez-confirmed-it-would-be-the-last-extension/


German passport photo scam allows 2 people to use the same passport: Germany bans digital doppelganger passport photos. Germany will outlaw the ‘morphing’ of passport photos, in which pictures of two people are digitally combined, making it possible to assign multiple persons to a single document. Morphing can trick artificial intelligence used at passport control into ‘recognising’ different individuals. The government on Wednesday backed a law requiring people to either have their photo taken at a passport office or, if they use a photographer, have it submitted in digital form over a secure connection, spokesman Steffen Seibert said. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-tech-morphing/germany-bans-digital-doppelganger-passport-photos-idUSKBN23A1YM


No Danes in Spain’s Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca This Summer: Danes Will Only Be Allowed to Travel to Norway, Germany and Iceland. This is a two-way street as Denmark has decided to keep its international borders closed and only welcome travellers from Norway, Iceland and Germany, at least until the end of August in which it will welcome other EU members, the UK and the Schengen area. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/03/no-danes-in-spains-costa-del-sol-and-costa-blanca-this-summer-as-they-will-only-be-allowed-to-travel-to-norway-germany-and-iceland/


Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, still eyed warily: Italy officially ended its long coronavirus lockdown Wednesday, opening regional and international borders in a bid to boost summer tourism, but found itself alone as European neighbors viewed the move as premature and remained wary of visitors from Italy. Full story: https://apnews.com/f8ab7902f546959b47938fc713d7511e


Madeleine McCann Missing Child Case Update: British police said Wednesday a German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on holiday in Portugal. The Metropolitan Police did not name the man, but said he is 43 and was in and around the Praia da Luz resort area on the Algarve coast at the time Madeleine McCann disappeared on May 3, 2007.
Police said the suspect, described as white with short, blond hair and a slim build, was linked to a camper van pictured in the Algarve in 2007 and was believed to be in the resort area in the days before and after May 3 that year. He is in prison in Germany for an unrelated matter. PHOTO:AP
Full story: https://apnews.com/40ce0e11b386dfe6011dcc334a42e5d8


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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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