DigameXtra No. 1660 Monday, June 22nd 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.


What’s On

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Beaches in Torrox host a recycling awareness campaign: Information booths will be present at Ferrara Beach on Wednesday, July 22 and at El Morche on Friday, July 31.


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Malagalingo: This week TALK RADIO EUROPA (TRE radio) has broadcast an interview with our school Malagalingo in english language.
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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
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– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Winter sun rental! from BluCee – Post full lockdown, we are now offering all previous services including property viewings and holiday rentals.
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental!
Apartment Africa in Castell de Ferro, Costa Tropical is available for rent winter.
October 2020 to end of April 2021, rental from 3 to 6 months, €550 per month plus electricity usage.
This lovely apartment is front line beach. It has two bedrooms, spare room with a desk, bathroom, open plan living / dining room with lovely views of the beach and sea.
Please click the link for more details – Apartment Africa
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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For Sale: Dining room furniture. For sale due to house move.
-As a set- extending table and 6 upholstered chairs, glass fronted cabinet and sideboard (will split) For quick sale only €200.
-TV cabinet same style €25. Buyer to collect. Almayate Playa. Near Torre del Mar. Pease telephone or WhatsApp Jean. 666819623. More fotos on request.


For Sale: Welsh dresser in good condition. Size 160cm wide – 36cm deep – 195cm high. Top and bottom parts do separate for easy transport. Small hole in rear (where TV cable went through). Buyer collects. You will need couple of strong men to lift it. Ornaments etc not included!! 80 euros – we are in Alcaucin near Venta La Parra. Phone/Email Des 633410906 / marshallfoxphoto@hotmail.com


Wanted: Rental Accommodation. Hi, I’m looking for a 3 bedroom house to rent, with Garage/Car space, Pool optional, in and around the Puente don Manuel area. If you have, or you maybe know somebody who might be thinking of renting there property, pleas contact me by Mobil 633 267 039, or
e mail mucktub63@hotmail.com
Many thanks. Brian, Puente Don Manuel


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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.

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:


Arrivals from the UK into Spain will not have to quarantine: Those arriving from the UK from Sunday will not have to isolate but will have to pass through the three health checkpoints announced on Friday. The first includes filling in a form stating whether the individual has had coronavirus, as well as where to find them during their time in Spain; the second involves a temperature check; and the third is a visual inspection. If the results of one or more of these checks is unsatisfactory, the individual will be examined by a doctor. Sources: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202006/20/arrivals-from-into-spain-20200620205827.html


Andalucía updates rules for ‘new reality’: Andalucia will introduce 400 measures today in a decree that will set out the new normality. The measures are likely to be in place until spring. Among them are limits of 75% capacity inside businesses, with 100% permitted on sidewalk cafés and restaurants. Capacity in swimming pools in hotels and tourist accommodation will be at 50%, with 65% for cinemas, museums, theaters and auditoriums, and 75% in private pools. Open-air concerts will have a maximum capacity of 1,500 people, while 60 people will be permitted at open-air funerals and 30 at indoor services. Source: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-06-21/spains-new-normality-the-new-rules-region-by-region.html
Another source has more info
-100% Capacity outside on the terraces with maximum groups of 25 people.
-Celebration Halls Capacity: 75%, Maximum capacity inside 250 and 350 outside.
-Clubs Capacity: 40% inside on tables, 25 people per table or group. 75% on terraces and 25 people per table or group.
-Theme Parks Capacity: 60% in total, 50% capacity on rides with at least 1.5 metre distance between passengers.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/21/important-measures-for-residents-and-business-owners-in-spains-costa-del-sol-under-the-new-normality/


European borders are reopening, but there is a lot of small print to digest: Travelers from EU and Schengen countries can enter Spain once more, but there are still a number of limits to free movement.
From today, residents of Spain can travel to Sweden, located in the opposite extreme of Europe, but not Portugal, its neighbor, which will be keeping its borders closed to Spain and Italy until July 1.
Another country that borders Spain, France, will not reopen its borders until midnight tonight. Citizens from the United Kingdom, which has officially left the EU but is still covered by a transition agreement until December that grants it full rights as a member state, can enter Spain. But anyone taking the opposite journey will have to quarantine for two weeks on arrival in the UK, a measure that will be in place at least until June 29, despite Spain having opted not to impose a reciprocal measure on UK arrivals.
Another exception to the opening of borders for Schengen countries is Denmark, which will keep border controls in place for the majority of its fellow members – including Spain – until June 27.
While there are already a number of exceptions in Europe, the rules for non-EU and non-Schengen countries are yet to be defined at all. Spain is counting on the 27-member bloc to agree on a list of safe countries, with scaled entry dates according to the epidemiological situation in each one. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-06-21/european-borders-are-reopening-but-there-is-a-lot-of-small-print-to-digest.html


Will coronavirus spell the end for Spain’s flamenco clubs?: These clubs, which offer intimate shows with a handful of artists — dancers, singers, guitarists, the cajon (box drum) players and the rhythmic clappers — in smaller spaces will find it difficult to adapt to new social distancing norms.
In a bid to save the sector, ANTFES has been lobbying the government to extend its furlough scheme for tablaos until the year’s end and for subsidies to cover the lack of tourists under a campaign called “Flamenco in danger of extinction”.
It is also asking the government to drop its capacity restrictions that are aimed at avoiding any new outbreak — or “95 percent of tablaos will have to close”.
So far, the flamenco sector says it has had no response from the government of Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez who has already extended help to cultural venues such as museums, cinemas and opera houses. Full story:


Tour Operator TUI Drops Holiday Bombshell- No “Air Bridges”- No Flights: Customers face having their travel plans cancelled after the tour operator announced it will only fly holidaymakers to destinations that don’t have quarantine measures in place. This latest update means existing bookings are at risk of being scrapped if “air bridges” aren’t set up in time, while those who’ve yet to book their next getaway will have fewer destinations to choose from. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/20/breaking-news-tui-drops-holiday-bombshell-no-air-bridges-no-flights/


Coronavirus dampens Stonehenge solstice celebrations: The coronavirus pandemic has prevented druids, pagans and party-goers from watching the sun rise at Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice this year as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
English Heritage, the body that oversees Stonehenge, livestreamed the sunrise instead. It said more than 3.6 million people watched as dawn broke at 4:52 a.m. Sunday. Source: https://apnews.com/d7ececec4c8391b3aee4803a91117056


Have Apple And Google Suddenly Uploaded A COVID-19 Tracking App To Your Phone? The Facts Behind The Furor: Social media is buzzing with complaints from people after apparently discovering that Apple or Google has suddenly uploaded a COVID-19 tracking app to their phone without permission. Here’s what actually happened.
If you have opened up your Facebook or Twitter apps only to be bombarded by messages from people warning that Apple or Google has suddenly and stealthily installed a COVID-19 tracking app to their phone, and you should check yours, then you are not alone.
I’m sorry to disappoint those readers looking forward to a good old rant about the state violating their right to privacy or expecting fuel to feed another conspiracy theory fire. Neither Apple nor Google have uploaded an app to your smartphone without your permission; no stealthy and automatic tracking app installation has taken place.
Yes, there is now an entry at the top of the Google settings on my Android smartphone, for example, that states: “COVID-19 exposure notifications.”
No, that does not mean an app has been installed. Indeed, if I were to click on that entry, it would take me to a screen that tells me I have to install or finish setting up a participating app to activate the exposure notifications.
So, what has been installed? This is a case of nothing to see here as all that’s happened in the last Android or iOS update is that the application programming interface (API) that will enable exposure notifications to work has been added. It’s not an app; it’s the framework within the operating system that will allow such an app to function once it becomes available and if you decide to install it.
Apple and Google published a joint statement about this back on May 20. “What we’ve built is not an app – rather public health agencies will incorporate the API into their own apps that people install. Our technology is designed to make these apps work better.”
To sum up, then: nobody can or will install a COVID-19 tracking app on your phone but you. At that point, you will have to agree to the various permissions the application requires to work effectively. As you were, nothing to see here. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/06/20/have-apple-and-google-suddenly-uploaded-a-covid-19-tracking-app-to-your-phone-android-iphone-exposure-notification-contact-tracing/#4f86239d6054


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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
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