DigameXtra No. 1647 Saturday, June 6th 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

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What’s On

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Opening by appointment- June 21st: The Garden will be opening on Sunday June 21st, however with some limitations on numbers and, of course, distancing. Please note that for the time being the Garden may NOT BE OPEN regularly on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, as previously.
Please contact us to make an appointment and please accept our apologies if we have to limit the duration of your visit in order to permit others to enter, but this will be dependent on the level of enquiries.
Private visits on weekdays are encouraged as this will minimise interaction with others and you will likely have the Garden to yourselves.
For those who have forgotten about us through the recent ‘quiet period’, there are many, many sculptures by a wide variety of international artists set within a lush tropical garden and there is usually live Baroque Chamber Music to add to your enjoyment.
There are many places to sit, relax and appreciate the views inside and out.
Only 20 minutes from Almuñécar. Directions on the website.
We hope to see you again soon.
609 706 210/639 563 213
nick at kittyharri dot com ; www.kittyharri.com
Jete, Granada


ZZ PUB Events:
-Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 11:55 PM – 2:55 AM. Aplazado –The Cigar Box Blues Band with Ricardo Texidó.
-Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 12 AM – 7:01 AM. The Killer Rockets
ZZ PUB, C/ Tejón y Rodríguez, 6, 29008 Málaga  FB link


POSTPONED- Weekend Beach Festival in Torre del Mar postponed till next year: Tickets already bought for this year’s July 4-6 event will be valid for next year’s 30 June – 3 July 2021 event, but refunds are available for a two-week period from 6 June. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/05/weekend-beach-festival-torre-20200605190852.html


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UPDATED: Good news- Casa Magel is now reopened.
Everything deep cleaned and following strict social distancing requirements.
We are offering the same great deals as before 55€ per night B&B, 2 night special which includes one evening 3-course meal for 2 including wine,120€ or our 3-night special evening meal with wine for 2 and tapas evening at a local bar or in house also for 2. 175€ extra nights are 55€.
Great outdoor space plenty of room to socially distance.
Good food, great hosts, amazing views, sparkling pool.
What is not to like.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
contact us on casamagel@yahoo.com or telephone 722879503


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Antique English Pine chest of drawers 80cm wide 40 cm deep, 95 cm high good condition. 250euros
-Antique English Pine washstand with marble top and hand painted Rye Tiles. 90cm wide, 45cm deep, 90cm high. 120euros
Situated in Canillas de Albaida
Jill Tel. 660146302


Recommendations & Requests

Flying Dogs: Does the weight of a dog get checked at the Malaga airport? Background- Our dog weighs about 9 kg and it too old to travel in the luggage section of an airplane.
Has anybody experienced at the Malaga airport that the dog actually gets weighed?
Please reply to Marina & Jan at
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Greetings from Frigiliana


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:


Andalusian provinces of Málaga and Granada have been granted permission to move to Phase 3 with the rest of the region: Under the deescalation plan, each stage must be in place for a minimum of two weeks before a region can move to the next phase. This rule has been adhered to with the exception of the Andalusian provinces of Málaga and Granada, which have been granted permission to move to Phase 3 with the rest of the region, despite having only been in Phase 2 for a week.
Differences between Phase 2 and Phase 3 (Short Version): The main differences between Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the coronavirus deescalation plan are the limits put on capacity at restaurants, libraries and other public-facing facilities. For example, sidewalk cafes can open at 50% capacity under Phase 2, and at 75% under the latter. The number of people allowed in social gatherings is also higher, 20 compared to 15. Bars are also allowed to reopen under Phase 3, but with safety measures in place. Another important difference is that regional authorities assume control of the deescalation process during this stage, and can decide how long this last phase should last. (See the next story for a more comprehensive explanation of the Rules changes).
Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-06-05/more-than-half-of-spain-moving-to-phase-3-of-coronavirus-deescalation-plan-on-monday.html


What you can do in Phase Three? (Long Version): Read a detailed list of the new rules here. Source:


British Embassy Tells Nationals “No Need to Panic” In Regard To Residency Appointments in Spain: The Embassy has noted the influx of requests it has received regarding when residency appointments will resume. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/05/british-embassy-tells-nationals-no-need-to-panic-regarding-residency-appointments-in-spain/


Nerja town hall bans access to Chillar river: The council has banned bathing in the area after guidelines that they had provided for safe use were ignored by many visitors. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/05/town-hall-bans-access-20200605094635-v.html


A quarter of Venice is submerged under floodwaters as city is hit by near-record tides just two days after Italy reopened to tourists: The lagoon city’s iconic St Mark’s Square was pictured underwater on Thursday night, as a handful of visitors splashed about in the rain.
The flooding comes just two days after Italy reopened its borders to tourists in an attempt to salvage its summer season following coronavirus lockdown.
It also comes after Venice was hit by flooding three times last year – twice in November and once in December – causing billions in damage. Photo:NurPhoto/PA Images. Full story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8391945/Quarter-Venice-flooded-just-two-days-Italy-reopened-tourists.html


Motril Temporarily Closes Beach Dog: The dog friendly beach in Motril’s Playa El Cable has been temporarily shut down as part of authority recommendations that limits the access of pets in bathing areas which is a preventative measure provided for under the COVID-19 restrictions. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/05/costa-tropicals-motril-temporarily-closes-beach-dog/


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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
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