DigameXtra No. 1926 Sunday, April 11th, 2021

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COVID-19 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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

DigameXtra Summer Schedule – No Sunday Issues:

Today, April 11th, will be the last Sunday issue until after summer.
Sunday issues will resume October 17th.
If there are any critical breaking news events on a Saturday I will publish a “DigameXtra Special Alert” issue.

 

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Bay Bays Grill House & Bar- “After Work Party”:
Live music with Spencer. Friday 16APR. From 6pm.
You are all welcome to restaurant Bay Bays TERRACE. “After Work Party” live music in the harbour of Fuengirola.
SPECIAL OFFER- Taco Dinner and Pizza slices Buffet
Free entry. Welcome
Puerto deportivo de Fuengirola, Fuengirola
+34 631 86 50 93 ; FB Page

 

Sunday April 11 Trinity “Jazz Blues and everything in Between”: Trio of experienced musicians who move with a lot of rhythm and swing between blues, soul, jazz, pop classics and original songs, in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Music in tuning 432hz. 3:30pm music starts.
info / booking: 657 36 45 94
Bio Beach Club, El Morche
With the sponsorship of the Namasté Cultural Association
(namastecostadelsol@hotmail.com)

 

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DoctorLaptop’s April Special:
Slow Computer? My famous Clean & TuneUp Special is back, for Windows & Mac. Get your laptops full of winter dust ready for a hot summer. Until May 1st only €50! Bring 2 at the same time get a bonus discount, only €85 for the pair! If you rely on your computer and want it running at peak performance an annual professional servicing is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you? I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: verify all System files replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, clean out junk files/logs/history/etc., update Windows + all drivers + programs, optimize your settings and registry for fastest overall performance, and clean airflow and fan. Job usually completed overnight. Heavily infected comps, computers taking more than 2 minutes to startup or shutdown, or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete.
DoctorLaptop’s Computer Repairs- Torrox Costa
Windows, Apple/Mac, Linux, Android.
Contact: doctorlaptop AT protonmail DOT com
or call 675 993 069 (no calls before 11am, missed calls returned asap). Always include the make & model number of the patient when requesting assistance from the Doctor.

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Marble Wall Heater Panel. Was on wall in our house when we bought the house, no instructions or label on it. Probably 400/500w. Works well but has 2 small hairline cracks. Extremely heavy (needs 2 to carry). 100cm x 72cm on a normal plug, no switch. We now have Air Conditioning so surplus to our needs, 20 euros, which I will donate to a Charity Shop. Buyer to collect.
Kathleen, Torrox Park. To view call or text on Whatsapp 0034 654905185

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Back massage: I am having a problem with my lower back at the moment. I think that I need a good massage to ease my discomfort. Any recommendations on a good massage or physio in Nerja/ Torrox would be appreciated. Tom, Nerja. 621304193

 

News & Articles

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Shocking jump in the Covid-19 vaccination rejection rate in Andalucía: The Junta de Andalucía’s Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, has revealed that the region’s vaccination rejection rate has jumped from 0.7 per cent to 20 per cent following concerns surrounding the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/09/health-chief-reveals-shocking-20210409181636.html

 

One In Five People In Valencia Don’t Show For Covid Jab Appointments: As Spain steps up a gear in its vaccination plan and the Covid incidence rates are remaining relatively stable, with only moderate increases, it is worrying news that a large number of people over the age of 65 in the Valencian Community aren’t even turning up to their vaccination appointments. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/10/one-in-five-people-in-spains-valencia-dont-show-for-covid-jab/

 

Over 43% of 25 to 34-year-olds still live with their parents in Malaga province: This survey into households shows that last year 43.3% of people aged 25 to 34 in Malaga were living with their parents. In the past five years this percentage has risen by six points (it was under 37% in 2015) and is higher than the national and Andalusian averages.
The INE survey shows that only 27% of these young people in Malaga have children and that another 13.6% live with a partner but have no children, 8.1% live alone, 4.2% live with people who are not their partners and 3.7% with relatives who are not their parents or their children.
Even in the next age range up, from 35 to 44, more than ten per cent of people in Malaga are still living with their parents. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/09/over-year-olds-still-20210409102255-v.html

 

Horse Racing News- Rachael Blackmore is first female jockey to win Grand National, on Minella Times: As she has so often over the last few weeks, Rachael Blackmore did everything right here in the Grand National, and with a generous and willing partner in Minella Times and a little racing luck to help her on her way, it was enough to secure the first ever victory by a female jockey in the world’s most famous and demanding race.
In all, 32 horses with female riders had gone to post for the National before, and only Katie Walsh, who finished third on Seabass in 2012, had finished in the first four. If the full race video below fails to display use this link– (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tDR_OXfpNQ) Photo:Tom Jenkins/The Observer. Full article:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/apr/10/rachael-blackmore-becomes-first-female-jockey-to-win-grand-national-minella-times-horse-racing

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics 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/

 

Churches & Worship

 

EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)

 

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Unfortunately we have taken the decision to close the church until further notice, we have taken this action to keep everyone safe.
God Bless you all
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/ or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!).

 

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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/
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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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DigameXtra No. 1925 Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Welcome to DigameXtra !

Most of the content in this blog site comes from its subscribers & followers, submissions are subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. Content from other sources is credited. The Editor is Naythan, aka DoctorLaptop.

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COVID-19 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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

DigameXtra Summer Schedule – No Sunday Issues:

Sunday, April 11th, will be the last Sunday issue until after summer.
Sunday issues will resume October 17th.

 

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Trapiche Market:
Trapiche market is open as normal this Tuesday, the 13th April 2021.
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue. It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too!
The market is open from 9:30am-1:30pm every Tuesday
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls and other items; natural worm fertiliser for the garden; hand-painted Andalucian tiles and ceramics; handmade cards and embroidered items that can be made to order; original artwork and photography; fresh fruit & veg; delicious cakes, pies, pastries & artisan chocolates; garden & house ornaments; large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area, discuss property management or selling your house with BluCee Real Estate, and have your haircut by Yolanda, British Wills and more…
Please view our Facebook page, it is being updated daily with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market
We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’d like more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164

 

 

Postponed- El Pantano Car Boot Market: Please note that the previously advertised Car boot/Market on Sunday 11th April at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela has had to be postponed to the following Sunday (18th April) due to the forecast of wet weather which is predicted for the 11th.
Apologies for any inconvenience but look forward to seeing you all on the 18th.
For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301

 

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We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
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Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick at CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
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Trained, Police Checked and Fully insured Home Care Support Team.
From “ a bit of shopping …to 24 hour care “
From supported trips to END OF LIFE.
We add quality to life with one to one support.
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Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548, Competa based.
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Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals from The Nerja Household Centre:
-Display cabinet with matching unit. Absolutely stunning the detail in the wood is beautiful Mexican style display cabinet with matching unit with shelf & drawers. Measurements Width 80 x 40 x181cms Price 185€
-Beautiful wooden unit comprises of shelves with 2 drawers lovely detail in the wood 50 x 40 x 181cms Price 115€
-Farmhouse style solid table with 4 matching chairs
Striped back to natural waxed with chalk paint
Measurements Length 124cms Depth 67cms
Height 74cms Price 260€
Contact Jackie / Nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale: Dining Table and Chairs. Dining Table 90 cm x 90 cm extending to 180 cm x 90 cm plus six chairs. Price 160.00.Very good condition. Table legs removable for transporting. Ray, Torrox Pueblo.
Email: roseraypalmer@hotmail.com.

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-MEG 250 IPTV Box €25
-GI IPTV Box €25
Sue / Ian, Tel 605 361 279, Torrox Park

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Hi Naythan: Congratulations on your anniversary as editor of DigameXtra and best wishes in that position for many years to come. Kind Regards, Michael, Frigiliana

 

News & Articles

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The fourth wave is established in Andalucia for two days in a row with over 2,000 cases of coronavirus: {Translated} Updated:: 09/04/2021, 16:32
-The fourth wave is taking hold in Andalusia. Proof of this is that the community has added, for the second consecutive day, more than 2,000 coronavirus infections. Thus, this Friday the Ministry of Health and Families has reported 2,249 cases. This Thursday there were 2,590, the highest number in months.
-This growth of the fourth wave is even more evident in Andalusian hospitals. The community has already eight days adding admitted by Covid-19, which confirms the theory that the fourth peak of infections has already taken off without doubt. Thus, this Friday there are 32 more hospitalized, bringing the total number in the community to 1,372, a figure not seen for more than a month.
-In the ICU, meanwhile, there are also worse data, although more moderate. Thus, this Friday there are 292 admitted to intensive care, four more than yesterday and 30 more than a week ago. The rate of gain of admitted patients -both on the ward and in the ICU- is more moderate in this wave so far than in the previous one.
-This slower speed of the fourth wave is also observed in the progress of the accumulated incidence. Thus, compared to 180 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants yesterday in Andalusia, this Friday 190 are reported. The advance is only ten points, well below the explosive growth that had the third wave at the beginning.
-Where it still seems that the fourth wave has not yet arrived is in the number of deaths. The changes in the trend can be seen first in the number of infections -something that has already occurred-; then in hospitalized patients -also visible-; later in ICUs -where it is not yet clear but there is an incipient trend-; and, finally, in the number of deaths.
-Thus, the number of fatalities reported this Friday in Andalusia is nine, valley still product of the decline of the third wave. However, if everything happens as it is happening so far, in a couple of weeks it is foreseeable that the number of deaths will increase. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-cuarta-afianza-andalucia-dias-seguidos-encima-2000-contagios-coronavirus-202104091331_noticia.html

 

Britain’s Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s ‘strength’ for seven decades, dies at 99: The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had been by his wife’s side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in British history. During that time he earned a reputation for a tough, no-nonsense attitude and a propensity for occasional gaffes. Photo: REUTERS/Oli Scarff. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-philip/britains-prince-philip-queen-elizabeths-strength-for-seven-decades-dies-at-99-idUSKBN2BW1E6

 

EMA to review blood clot link with Johnson & Johnson vaccine: The EU’s drug regulator has said it has launched a review of possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and blood clots after reports of four cases, one of them fatal. “One case occurred in a clinical trial and three cases occurred during the vaccine rollout in the USA. One of them was fatal.” Full article: https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2021/0409/1208862-eu-medicines-agency-vaccine/

 

The cheapest mobile and data plan deals in Spain in 2021:
Because phone and internet packages are so expensive here compared to the rest of the EU, we have taken a look at recent data from FACUA-Consumers in Action, who analysed offers from 24 different mobile phone companies between April 6th and 7th to find the best deals.
-For people who want unlimited calls, but don’t need the rate to include data, the cheapest deals are €6.50 with Xenet, €6.89 with Suop, and €6.90 for Global and Finetwork.
-Options including 5 GB of data per month are Finetwork and Hits Mobile at €6.90, Global at €6.95 and Digi at €7.
-If you need more data look at packages offering deals of 20GB or more. The lowest price per month in this category is Xenet offering 30GB €10.50.
-For those who want unlimited data the cheapest companies in this category are Digi at €25 per month and Yoigo at €35. Next is Vodafone’s offer at €32.99, however, the speed is limited to 2Mbps. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210408/revealed-the-phone-companies-that-offer-the-best-mobile-data-deals-in-spain/

 

3,000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ found under the sands of Egypt: Archeologists in Egypt have found a so-called “lost golden city” under the sand near Luxor, some 3,000 years after it was built for King Tutankhamun‘s grandfather.
The city of Aten, which was built on the western bank of the Nile River, would have been a major industrial and administrative hub during Tut’s rule. It was actually built during the reign of his grandfather, the mighty Amenhotep III. He ruled from 1391-1353 B.C.E. as one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, and later passed control to his son Akhenaton. Tut’s successor, King Ay, is also thought to have used the city. Photo:Zahi Hawass/Facebook. Full article: https://globalnews.ca/news/7748032/egypt-lost-golden-city-found-king-tut/

 

Golf News, Masters- Justin Rose takes lead: Justin Rose recovered from a stuttering start to set the early halfway target in the 85th Masters as a high-class chasing pack took shape at Augusta National. Rose held a four-shot lead following a brilliant 65 on a tough opening day when just two other players broke 70. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP. Full article: https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/golf/arid-40262660.html

 

Lottery- EuroMillions: The winning combination in the lottery EuroMillions of Friday, April 9, 2021 corresponds to the one formed by the following numbers: 02, 08, 32, 35 and 44, and the stars 8 Y eleven.
The Million code has been the MPX83728.
Source: https://spainsnews.com/euromillions-results-of-the-draw-for-friday-april-9-2021/

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics 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/

 

Pets

 

Forever Homes Needed:
3 rescue puppies in need of loving owners.
They are approx 12 weeks old. Brothers and sister.
They have great temperments. People friendly. Toilet trained. And just gorgeous.
Annie – Tan and White
Jessie – Black and White
Alfie – Chocolate Brown
Call for more info. Julie, Algarrobo Pueblo.
My number is English 07590253088

 

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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/
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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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DigameXtra No. 1924 Friday, April 9th, 2021

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COVID-19 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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

DigameXtra Summer Schedule – No Sunday Issues:

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Sunday issues will resume October 17th.

 

Today Marks the Completion of My 3rd Year as Editor of DigameXtra and the 9th Anniversary of my becoming the Digame Blog Tech Consultant!
-Naythan, Editor, DigameXtra.com
Flashback: “Hi Naythan, maybe I could be the first to post on the new DigameXtra. We would like to wish you all the best on this new venture. Jane and Brian Kirk, Nerja” from my first issue, https://digamextra.com/2018/04/10/digamextra-no-910-tuesday-10-april-2018/

 

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Axarquia eat and travel- Upcoming Walking Tours:
History / Gastronomy / Theatrical Show
-Friday 16APR, Museums
-Friday 23APR, Religious Buildings
-Friday 30APR, Al Andalus
Axarquia Eat & Travel is a gastronomic association, a nonprofit organization, which loves our region-Axarquia.
We are an association that wants to show the historical, artistic and gastronomic legacy of Vélez-Málaga and Axarquia region. We organize events where we combine walking tours, theatrical elements and gastronomy. Our main goal is to build a bridge to the non-Spanish speaking communities living in the Axarquia so that they can learn more about our culture. For this reason, we offer tours in English and other languages.
Bookings- planesaxarquia@gmail.com
Tel: 0049 1522 5850696
Website Link & FB Link

 

Marbella Charity Market:
Sat., 24APR 12-6pm.
Puerto Jose Banus, Muelle de Honor
If want to help, make a donation or join in, contact: marbellacharitymarket@attipyk.com  FB Page

 

Raffa Bazaar:
This weekend! Saturday and Sunday, doors open at 9am at the Plaza de La Constitution, Canillas de Aceituno
With music playing throughout the day.
We look forward to seeing you!

 

Kings Night:
Throw back to the good old days Monday 26APR.
Dutch Kings Night Party at Vogue Cafe in Benahavís.
Join us for a fantastic line up of Artists and DJs from 4- 10.30 pm: Alex Wielders, Ramon Beense, Ivanildo & Dutch DJ Alex.
Tickets 25 euro, traditional Dutch snacks included!
Booking: 952 78 34 58 / Voguebyprado@gmail.com
Centro Comercial Los Halcones, A-397, Km. 166 29679 Benahavís
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Fortress-Citadel of Vélez-Málaga:
New summer schedule for visitors
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00  FB Page

 

Ayuntamiento de Torrox promotes Routes for a Healthy Life- Win prizes for completing walks:
These are the 2 starting points of the routes.
In each of the paths we have put 5 informative panels. Take a picture of yourself in each one of them and send it to the email participa@torrox.es with your personal data and phone before the day April 18.
You can win 1 of 20 batches of healthy products of our land.
You can send an email for each of the routes.
The routes and points where you must take the pictures are:
1) Circular Route Torrox: (1) Output Panel in the Plaza of the Constitution, (2) Panel in ceramic mural crumbs, (3) Panel on the Lookout Torrox in ring, (4) Panel in Plaza San Roque and (5) Panel arrival in Sugar.
2) Route The town of el Morche – Torrox-Costa: (1) Output Panel in the Promenade of El Morche, (2) Panel Senda Litoral, (3) Panel in the sports Area of Ferrara, (4) Panel on Balcony and (5) Panel on Path to Rio Torrox (on the left side of the path).
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-Solar Hot Water
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Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! NOW OPEN! Remodeling is Finished! New Hours!:  
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. New Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 6pm till close. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Lunch available by reservation only. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

 

Malagalingo: Don’t worry about being confined, we have some plans for you!
Malagalingo wants to help you to speak Spanish while you enjoy being at home
Online or Onsite
From absolute Beginner to Advance
You can meet new people and speak Spanish in a very relaxed way
We offer group and one to one lessons.
Message us and we will give you more information about all our options, don’t let boredom come to your house!
Facebook
Web: https://malagalingo.com
Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493

 

 

Casa Magel B&B: The borders are opening
Freedom is coming.
Casa Magel is open for business and is again offering their very popular special stays.
-2 nights B&B, with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine at a cost of 130€ for 2 staying in an en- suite bedroom.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine, plus tapas and drinks, in a local bar or in house, at a cost of 175€ for 2 staying in an en-suite room.
-Extra nights 50€ per night
-As an extra this year we are offering the chance for guests on the 3 night stay to either paint a ceramic tile or paint a t-shirt. We supply the paints and tiles with instruction or bring a t-shirt and we will show how to paint a personal memento (great for covering a stubborn stain!!). The extra cost will be 25€ for each person. Check out www.mehoward31.wixsite.com/art-el-valle
Our breaks are great for presents or to celebrate a special occasion.
Come to Casa Magel, enjoy comfortable well decorated rooms, wonderful mountain views, good food, and friendly hosts.
We have an outside fully equipped Andalucian kitchen exclusively for guests use, with meals & drinks to purchase or bring your own.
Casa Magel is the right place to come to relax and enjoy the freedom of our lovely countryside, lots of wonderful walks and close to the Camino Del Rey in El Chorro. Or spend a day sightseeing in the beautiful town of Antequera which has the most churches in Spain, 27 in all.
So much to appreciate after being cooped up for so long. We have lots of room for safe distancing, all hygiene measures are taken.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Tel: 722879503

 

Support in English and German – Certificate preparations:
Former German teacher of English and German gives
private lessons and prepares for B1 and B2 certificates,
homework assistance.
Ernst, Torrox-Costa, Tel. 643 361 954

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices
Get a 10% discount on all products – end on 12 April 2021
If you
1. subscribe to Moonette’s Newsletter
2. or follow us on FB or Instagram page
3. or leave a customer’s review on FB, IG or Google page.
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102. You can also find us on Instagram @moonetteskincare or Google (search Moonette).
Margaret Gosling
margaret@moonette.es
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-3 drawer sideboard Measurements W150 x D40 x H89cms Price 100€
-Natural waxed occasional lamp table with new handle Measurements 50 x 50 x 46cms Price 45€
-Antique rustic Mexican cupboard. Beautifully stripped back to natural with clear waxed. Measurements Width 62cms Depth 49cms Height 73cms Price 55€
contact Jackie/nerja 672 170 429
info at nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale: Cabinet black, Ikea. Size 150 x 79 x 40 cm €10
Brit, Carretera Torrox-Competa, near Pavo Real
britfl64@gmail.com

 

For Sale: Mitsai DVD player DP831H excellent condition with tv connection cables. Sold together with a collection of about 25 DVD’s, mixture of children’s and films mainly English with a couple in Spanish. 20Euros
Ken, Nerja, Supersol (old Bridge)
Phone/WhatsApp 654 728 380
Email: kenseal at gmail dot com

 

For Sale: Inflatable Kayak, 2 life jackets and a wet suit.
Intex Explorer K2 2-person Inflatable Kayak with Aluminium Oars and High output Air Pump.
2 Life Jackets – Helly Hansen for person 70-90kgs and Leader Accessories for person 50-70kgs.
ZCCO Wetsuit size XXL. All in very good condition.
280 euros or will sell separately. Competa.
Contact/WhatsApp Christine on 622166122 or
email: c(dot)quick@hotmail(dot)com

 

For Sale: Satellite dish, 1.2 diameter, in good condition, complete with LBN and Wall fixing brackets. euro 30.
More pics on request.
Mike, Canillas de Aceituno, good access.
mewalkeruk at gmail dot com (no spaces)

 

Corrected phone- For Sale: Bed with side tables. I am offering a solid bed incl. two high quality mattresses ( barely used ) an two sweet side tables. Nonsmoker, no pets !
80€, pickup please, 10 min. from Torrox pueblo by normal car in Campo. Markus.
whatsapp +49 178 10 963 70

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendation for SPW Construction:
Scott and his team at SPW have completed a series of works for us since we purchased our property in Torrox. From roof repairs to a full exterior repaint, SPW have been consistently high quality and value for money. Safe, honest, polite and a joy to deal with. Highly recommended. Simon & Gill, Torrox. (You can find SPW’s contact info everyday in the Sponsors Section of DigameXtra)

 

I would like to recommend Tejidos Belen services in Torrox Costa: Situated in the block just up the steps next to The Plaza, with easy parking, this family business has been making cushions, curtains, blinds, and virtually anything from fabric for 20 years. They made roman blinds for me 15 years ago, still standing up well to the sun, and have just covered sofa cushions for me, completely renovating an ageing sofa. They have a reasonable stock of material but are also happy to work with whatever you supply. Also cut foam to size if you want to make your own items. Helps to take photos or examples of what you want, they can do it. Elaine, Sayalonga, gejspainAThotmailD0Tcom

 

News & Articles

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These are the 69 Andalusian towns with a municipal border closure from Friday: Seventeen of them across the region will also be required to close all non-essential activity as part of the coronavirus control measures. Full article with interactive map: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/08/these-andalusian-towns-with-20210408191307.html

 

These are the towns in Malaga province with Covid-19 perimeter lockdowns from Friday: Five municipalities in Malaga province will face a perimeter closure from Friday, 9 April, for exceeding a cumulative incidence rate of 500 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. They are are Almargen, Arenas, Casabermeja, Pujerra and Sierra de Yeguas.
Of the municipalities that had restrictions last week such as Colmenar, Montecorto, Pujerra and Casabermeja, only two – Colmenar (58.7) and Montecorto (170.6) – managed to lower their rate below 500 cases and will, therefore, be able to open up mobility. Full article with interactive map: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/08/these-towns-malaga-province-20210408175617.html

 

Andalucía registers the highest number of new Covid cases in almost two months: Andalucía has registered a total of 2,590 new cases of coronavirus this Thursday, 8 April, higher than the 1,767 on Wednesday and it is the highest daily figure since 13 February, according to data from the Junta’s Ministry of Health, which has also recorded 17 deaths, some 21 fewer than the day before.
The cumulative incidence rate of the region has risen again to 180.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 17.2 points more than Wednesday. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/08/andalucia-registers-highest-number-20210408171714.html

 

AstraZeneca woes grow as Australia, Philippines, African Union curb COVID-19 shots: Australia and the Philippines limited use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, while the African Union dropped plans to buy the shot amid global shortages, dealing further blows to the company’s hopes to deliver a vaccine for the world.
Italy on Wednesday joined France, the Netherlands, Germany and others in recommending a minimum age for recipients of AstraZeneca’s shot, and Britain said people under 30 should get an alternative. South Korea also suspended use of the vaccine in people under 60 this week, while approving Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-astrazeneca/astrazeneca-woes-grow-as-australia-philippines-african-union-curb-covid-19-shots-idUSKBN2BV2BA

 

Covid Vaccination Hoax in Fuengirola and Mijas: {Translation} A new hoax spread through social networks, says that from the health centers of Fuengirola and Mijas communicate that people born between 1956 and 1958 can telephone to make an appointment for a vaccine against COVID-19 vaccine, AstraZeneca, and those born between 1942 and 1944 can request an appointment to be vaccinated with the vaccine Pfizer or Modern. But this is not really so because, for now, the only people who can and should call for vaccines are the people of 80 years or older, that you still have not received the medication, whatever the cause.
To do this, they must apply for appointment through the phone numbers of the health centers of The Gaps ( 626 56 54 82 ) or those of La Cala and Mijas Pueblo ( 669 74 55 05 ). The hours are from 08:00 to 20:00 hours from Monday to Friday.
Care must be taken with the false or incorrect information, and the persons who are not in this age range they should abstain from making phone calls requesting appointment to be vaccinated, as they can interfere with the normal operation of the health centers in a time that already are overburdened. Currently, health authorities are still studying the possibility of increasing the range of priority to other age groups, but it is something that has not yet been established. Source, Spanish: https://www.mijascomunicacion.org/index.php/noticias/item/20375-solo-las-personas-de-80-a%C3%B1os-o-m%C3%A1s-deben-llamar-para-ser-vacunadas-contra-la-covid-19

 

Gastroenteritis outbreak is declared in the Axarquía with more than 80 cases: In Periana, especially for those in the village centre, is an “alarming” increase in gastroenteritis cases, with symptoms of fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and dizziness. The region’s Ministry of Health has declared it as an ‘outbreak’ due to the number of cases, more than 80, as it tries to determine the possible cause and act on it. A few cases have been reported in other Axarquia towns, sparking widening concerns and testing. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/08/gastroenteritis-outbreak-declared-axarquia-20210408115249.html

 

Shortage of $1 display driver chips is causing production delays for everything with a screen: A global shortage of chips has wreaked havoc on the supply chains of the tech and auto industries. This has caused many companies to scale back production at a time when demand is soaring for their products. This is the result of a combination of factors, and the current situation will probably not change until the end of next year. (All the more reason to properly maintain your existing tech gear! Time to visit DoctorLaptop and get your computers serviced! -Ed.)
According to a Bloomberg report, there is now a serious shortage of display driver chips that is creating headaches for manufacturers of LCD and OLED panels. This in turn will affect all manner of consumer devices, from the lowly smartwatch to smartphones, tablets, laptops, computer monitors, TVs, smart appliances, and infotainment systems. Every new car or plane comes with one or more display panels, which only adds to the demand. Full article: https://www.techspot.com/news/89199-shortage-1-display-driver-chips-causing-production-delays.html

 

Tennis News- 2021 French Open Schedule Delayed 1 Week Due to COVID-19: On Thursday, the French Tennis Federation announced the 2021 French Open will be postponed one week amid concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters noted that means the tournament will start May 30 and run through June 13, giving players two weeks until the expected start of Wimbledon in England. The decision was made with the idea that more fans could attend than the 1,000 per day who were permitted last year. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10000974-2021-french-open-schedule-delayed-1-week-due-to-covid-19

 

Lottery- Results of the Primitiva of Thursday, April 8, 2021:
The winning combination of lottery of the Primitiva held this Thursday, April 8, 2021, has been made up of the numbers 10, 18, 26, 35, 41 and 48. The complementary number is two, and the refund, the 8. In the lottery of the Joker the chosen number has been the 1027743, awarded with 1 million euros. Source: https://spainsnews.com/results-of-the-primitiva-of-thursday-april-8-2021/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics 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/

 

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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
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Ambulance: 061
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Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 1923 Thursday, April 8th, 2021

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For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

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Feroche Beach- Torrox: Catch Steve Altman this Friday April 9th (Weather permitting) 5-9pm playing Disco, Soul, Funk, and some House Classics. Hope to see some of you there. Feroche Beach Bar, Torrox Costa FB Page

 

Car Boot/Market: El Pantano
This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is on Sunday 11th April at El Pantano Restaurant car park. Overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Please be assured, that we are taking all the necessary precautions to abide with current restrictions and requirements that the Government have in place.
Please remember to wear your face masks.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore, old and new.
-Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
– Lots of local grown fruit and veg.
-Homemade Jams and Marmalades and Chutneys (including Mango)
-Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
-Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
-Greetings cards.
– (New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301

 

Light Lunch Band: Live at Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta Beach.
Sat., 10APR.  From 1:30pm
Calle real s/n caleta de velez 29751 Vélez-Málaga  FB Page

 

culturAlmunecar schedule of events: April-May 2021
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Layla at Village Inn: Sat., April 10, 3pm.
Calle Esmeralda 1, Riviera Del Sol 29649 Málaga  FB Page

 

Exhibition Announcement by the Ayuntamiento de Nerja:
Opening Thursday, April 8, the exhibition of the painter Gonzalo Monserrate in the Municipal Exhibition Hall, which can be visited until next April 24, in the Calle Almirante Ferrándiz, 14, in the hours of 11 to 14 and 17 to 19.30 hours.
More information (English): https://www.nerja.es/la-sala-municipal-de-exposiciones-acoge-las-obras-de-gonzalo-monserrate/

 

Royal British Legion Nerja:
St George’s Day, Friday 23rd April 2pm at The Chapel Bar in Nerja please come along support this event it’s a wonderful fun afternoon Tombola Stall Raffle games food and refreshments. Our funds are low due to the current situation this will be our first fund raising event this year we really need your support . Many thanks Dorothy Allen Poppy Appeal Organizer 643212944

 

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-Beautiful wooden unit comprises of shelves with 2 drawers lovely detail in the wood 50 x 40 x 181cms
Price 115€
-Beautiful solid wooden top table with lovely craved wooden sides with chair. Measurements
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-Black synthetic relax chair with stool slight wear in places Price 25€
contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
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For Sale: One ceiling lamp and two table lamps all matching 30 euros for all. Irene, Nerja
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For Sale: Mi Redmi T8 smartphone.
Android Xiaomi smart phone iPhone user -reason for selling
As new hardly used excellent AI camera
With case and 2 leads -€90
Maggie 722809426, Los Romanes/La Vinuela

 

For Sale: IKEA Vimle two-seat sofa. Color beige, 95 euros (Ono). Collect in Caleta De Velez. Contact Alfred through Whatsapp or phone
648601819 or email: liaenalfred@hotmail.com

 

For Sale: Bed with side tables. I am offering a solid bed incl. two high quality mattresses ( barely used ) an two sweet side tables. Nonsmoker, no pets !
80€, pickup please, 10 min. from Torrox pueblo by normal car in Campo. Markus.
whatsapp +49 178 10 963

 

Items Wanted- RAFFA Bazaar: Saturday and Sunday April 10 and 11, 2021. 9 am – 5pm. Plaza de la Constitución, Canillas de Aceituno
Fundraising for the Raffa FilmFestival in July
Help support this project by donating your unwanted items, just good things, nothing garbage!
Arrange to drop off in the main square by phoning
Joseph: +34 644 947 719
or Mick: +44 7956 075101
Come along and see what we’ve got!

 

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Notice from Ayuntamiento de Torrox: Vax info for over 80s
CHANGE OF CONTACT NUMBER
If you know any person over the age of 80 years, including foreign residents in our REGION and insured MUFACE-ISFAS, etc, and still have not received your vaccine, contact us through the new number 620 892 260, Monday to Friday, and from 8:30 to 14:30 hours.
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COVID Restrictions Update- The Board maintains the schedule of the bars until 22: 30 and the closing of the provinces other 15 days: {Translated from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 07/04/2021, 20:30
Short version-
Curfew of Andalusia remains 11pm-6am. Bars & shops will continue opening up to 10:30pm. Perimetral closures will remain unchanged. From Friday 9 April, up to six people can be in the house again, regardless of whether they are cohabitants or not.
Long Version-
-With the data on the table, the health crisis of the coronavirus seems to be consolidating a rising trend. However, the growth is very slight and the Andalusian government has preferred to keep almost all the measures as they were.
-These measures will be extended for another 15 days. In other words, the Junta is not expected to consider whether to open up mobility or modify the restrictions to control the pandemic for another two weeks.
-The curfew remains in place between eleven o’clock at night and six o’clock in the morning. This measure, moreover, has a horizon: on 9 May it expires with the end of the state of alarm announced by the central government.
-The number of people who can gather in Andalusia is also maintained, so there can be a maximum of six people in open and closed spaces, with the exception of inside bars, where there can be a maximum of four people per table. This changed slightly with Easter Week, as from 26 March until Thursday 8 April at 23.59, only people living together can meet in homes. From Friday 9 April, up to six people can be in the house again, regardless of whether they are cohabitants or not.
-Perimetral closures will also remain unchanged.
-In the same way, mobility is restricted in municipalities when the incidence exceeds 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, and alert level 4 grade 2 (which means the cessation of non-essential activity) will be applied in municipalities with an incidence of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.
-The opening hours of shops and hotels and catering trade remain the same as before. Thus, shops, bars and restaurants will be able to remain open until 10.30 pm.
-As for congresses, meetings, work meetings, conferences and other events, a risk assessment will be carried out, in addition to the expected capacity according to the alert levels in force.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-medidas-covid-andalucia-junta-mantiene-horario-bares-hasta-2230-y-cierre-perimetral-provincial-202104071953_noticia.html

 

The fourth wave begins climbing in Andalucia, with 1.767 cases and 38 deaths in 24 hours: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 07/04/2021, 19:00
-Andalusia has experienced a significant rise in new cases of coronavirus infection on Wednesday, with the registration of 1,767 positive cases, bringing the incidence rate to 163.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There has also been an increase in the number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours, with 38 deaths.
-The figure raises the statistical sequence of the last week that marked a measure of 1,164 cases per day and marks the beginning of the upward stage of the incidence curve of the fourth wave of the pandemic that will continue for at least two weeks.
-The 7-day incidence rate (74.8) is still less than half the two-week rate, although it has increased by four points in one day.
-Granada is the province that is closest to extreme incidence records with a rate of 228 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It is also the province with the greatest pressure on health care due to the impact of the disease, with 306 hospitalised patients, 68 of whom are in the ICU.
-Meanwhile, Malaga now has the lowest incidence in the region with 94.5 cases. This province, however, has today recorded the death of 18 people with Covid.
-Hospitalisations also continue to increase. For the fifth consecutive day, the number of patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus has risen. This Wednesday there are 34 more than on Tuesday for a total of 1,334 patients in hospital treatment, which is 300 more admissions than there were a week ago. Of the total 291 are being treated in intensive care units, seven more than on Tuesday and 44 more than a week ago. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-cuarta-comienza-escalada-andalucia-1767-casos-y-38-fallecidos-24-horas-202104071355_noticia.html

 

Andalusia suspends vaccination with AstraZeneca for under 60s: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 07/04/2021, 22:25
-Andalusia will suspend from Thursday vaccination against the coronavirus with doses supplied by the laboratory AstraZeneca in people under 60 years of age in accordance with the proposal of the Ministry of Health, sources from the Andalusian Regional Government confirmed to ABC, whose Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre is attending tonight the meeting of the Interterritorial Health Council which has addressed the new European strategy on this vaccine after studying its relationship with certain cases of thromboembolism in people under 50 years of age.
-The Technical Committee on Vaccines has agreed to administer AstraZeneca for the time being only to people aged 60 to 65.
-Meanwhile, the Public Health Commission will consider in the coming days whether to extend vaccination with the vaccine developed by Oxford and the Anglo-Swedish laboratory to the 65-70 age group.
-So far, vaccination with this preparation has been administered to specific professional groups of health personnel, prison staff, Security Forces and Corps, Emergency and Armed Forces; teachers of infant, primary and secondary education and people aged between 65 and 56, although this last group began to be vaccinated on 29 March, so it has not yet been administered to the general population under 60 years of age. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suspende-vacunacion-astrazeneca-menores-60-anos-202104072225_noticia.html

 

What happens when the state of alarm in Spain expires on May 9?: According to the central government and several experts, the regions will need legal backing to introduce coronavirus restrictions on movement, such as the curfew.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez made it clear on Tuesday that his government is not expecting to have to extend the current state of alarm beyond May 9, when it is set to expire. From May 9, the regions will once again be in charge of the measures they implement, as was the case between mid-June and October of last year, but will not have all of the powers that they currently enjoy under the state of alarm. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-04-07/what-happens-when-the-state-of-alarm-in-spain-expires-on-may-9.html

 

Masks In Cars Update- DGT clarifies that driving without a mask in the car is not a traffic offence: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 07/04/2021, 16:29
-The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) has denied on Wednesday that it will fine people who do not wear a face mask when travelling by car. “The use of the mask is a health and public health measure. Therefore, the DGT has no competence whatsoever to regulate it,” he explained in a statement.
-This does not mean that there are no penalties for those who do not wear a mask when travelling in a car with non-cohabitants. Fines for not wearing masks are included in law 2/2021 of 29 March, which refers to the urgent measures of prevention, containment and coordination to deal with the health crisis caused by Covid-19.
-In fact, although the DGT dissociates itself from the sanctions related to the mask, there is a case in which it can impose sanctions. This is when the driver of a vehicle removes the mask while driving, as this behaviour (as well as removing glasses or talking on the mobile phone) is considered a distraction at the wheel. The penalty would be 500 euros and the withdrawal of six points from the driving licence.
Although the Traffic Law does not include the penalties, the BOE does establish the obligation to wear a mask in private transport.
-In addition, wearing the mask hanging on the rear-view mirror of the vehicle can also lead to a fine, in this case of 80 euros, since article 18 of the General Traffic Regulations specifies that the driver is obliged to always maintain the necessary field of vision to guarantee his own safety as well as that of his passengers and the rest of the road. Therefore, it is considered that the mask on the rear-view mirror can be considered a breach of this rule.
-Finally, the fine for not wearing a mask in a private car when travelling with non-cohabitants is 100 euros. It is not established by the DGT, but it is included in law 2/2021 of 29 March. It establishes the obligation to wear a face mask “in air, sea, bus or rail transport, as well as in complementary public and private passenger transport in vehicles with up to nine seats, including the driver, if the occupants of passenger vehicles do not live together in the same household. In the case of passengers on ships and boats, masks need not be worn when they are in their cabins”.
-In case of non-compliance with this rule, the authorities may sanction both the driver and the occupants of the vehicle. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-aclara-sin-mascarilla-coche-no-delito-trafico-202104071621_noticia.html

 

Queen quietly cancels honours from disgraced recipients in a secretive process: In a royal twist to the “cancel culture” trend, last year nine people had honours revoked, marking the end of a decade in which a record 70 people had their honours “cancelled and annulled”, a Times investigation shows. This is more than three times as many as any previous decade since the Second World War — except for the 1950s, when the total was 26.
In the post-war period, however, it appears that most of the honours have been rescinded because of sex scandals, which accounts for 37 per cent of cancellations in the past two decades. Fraud is second on the list, with 21 per cent of recipients losing their honours because of financial convictions.
In total, 186 people have had their titles “cancelled and annulled” in the Queen’s reign.
Full articles: The first article (original source as far as I can tell) requires an email signup to read, but the second article is nearly the same, and can be read by anyone.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/honours-erased-in-decade-of-disgrace-wlngpjw02
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https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/queen-quietly-cancels-honours-from-disgraced-recipients-in-a-secretive-process-943833

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics 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:
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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

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Nerja 952 524 519
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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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DigameXtra No. 1922 Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

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COVID-19 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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

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Sunday issues will resume October 17th.

 

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Quiz at La Tasca:
We are going to have the AAR animal rescue quiz again after a long break at La Tasca cafe in Torre del Mar on Wednesday 14th April at 3pm. All proceeds go the the puppy and kitten food pot. Lots of fun plus a raffle. If you would like to book a table please could you call us on 640328051 or 640569988 to reserve a table. La Tasca is across from the old Police station.

 

El Mojito Carihuela:
-Band Jam. Wednesday April 7th. 3pm.
-Live music with Mama Cath & The Soul Sisters. Thursday April 8th 7:30pm
Carihuela’s British entertainments bar, Top acts nightly, live sports on five screens, British soaps, fantastic food served daily. Tel +34 952 05 70 62
Location- Calle Bulto 80 29620 Málaga FB Page

 

UKG Rum Punch Brunch:
Sat., 10APR 3pm. Kizzy. Caribbean Kitchen
DJ set from WDZY from 6pm.
*power hour – 10e bottomless rum punch for 1 hr
Top Floor, El Zoco, Calahonda 29649 Mijas  FB Page

 

Weekly Crochet /Knitting Group:
Calling All Members and anybody who would like to join us. We meet every Thursday from 10/10.30 am until 1ish.
in Caleta de Velez at La Fuente.
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that are meeting every week in Caleta de Velez on Thursdays.
The group is well over 8 years old and would love new members to come along and join us…Working at your own speed and chatting making friends. And – if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead. We will teach you either craft if you wish.
Hope to see you there. Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk

 

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Nik of all Trades: Services available for home, garden and office
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost.
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free!

 

Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again, and what a better way to let them know you have re-opened and are ready- A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia-  so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/

 

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com

 

People Group Spain- Interpreters Available
Don’t let the language barrier be a problem!
At People Group Spain we offer interpreters who are fluent in English and Spanish to help you with your day to day needs. Whether you need us to accompany you to a meeting, help you with paperwork, or even just make a phone call on your behalf, we will always be here to help.
You can find us at Calle Diputación 9, Nerja or
contact us by phone on 615763349 or
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Goa Town Nerja- New Hours: “Goatawn Moderno Southern Indian Restaurant“. Our New hours 13:00-16:00 and 18:00 – 22:00, you can eat here.
Also Available take away service-10% with papadam + pickle. Also available delivery service. Menu del Dia 11,95.  FB Page

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Stunning bedroom. Beautiful upcycled pine chest of drawers with matching mirror done in 3 shades of grey chocolate & white chalk paint waxed and new handles. Measurements W102 x D42 x H83cms W73 x H97cms 2 matching bedside units W50 x D32 x H56cms Price 260€
-Blanket box natural & clear waxed Measurements
80 x 50 x 48cms Price 85€
-Very heavy natural wood & waxed chest of deep drawers with new bronze handles. Measurements Width 119 x 50 x 116cms. Price 195€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: 3 seat sofa. Black leather look. Excellent condition. €25 – buyer must collect. WhatsApp +32496505114. More pics on request.
Anne-Marie, Archez

 

For Sale: Brand new Viessman Coway water filter – still in box – cost €300 new – will take €200. Contact: Carol in Caleta
Email: carolDOTbausa@yahooDOTcom

 

For Sale: 2x Reconditioned Apple Mini PCs, €120 & €90
Features: The best of 2 worlds, a solid Apple built device with the high performance / high security of a Linux operating system. These are a perfect low cost alternative for anyone considering abandoning Windows or who wants to explore Linux.
-One perfect condition, looks new. Other almost as good, but not quite.
-Operating system is MX Linux (not MacOS). If you can use an Android smartphone and Windows 10, then this operating system will be easy to use. MX Linux is like a cross between the two. And all your software is free! 
-1.83 GHz Intel 64bit processor
-2 MB RAM, fully tested at 100%
-80 GB hard drive, reconditioned. For large data storage plug in a USB flash drive or external HDD.
-slot-loading 8X single-layer DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive
-Intel GMA950 graphics processor. The DVI video output supports full HD digital resolutions up to 1920×1200. VGA output (using the provided adapter) supports full HD analog resolutions as high as 1920×1080.
-Built-in wifi 2.5/5Ghz
–DVI or VGA video out, four USB 2.0 ports, combined “optical digital audio input/audio line in” and combined “optical digital audio output/headphone” minijacks, a 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. NO HDMI, you can buy a DVI to HDMI converter from Amazon for under €10 if needed.
-90 day hardware guaranty
-Cleverly enclosed in a tiny and elegant 2.9 lb, 6.5 inch square, two inch tall case with a built-in speaker and an external power supply.
-Buyer must provide the display, keyboard and mouse. Designed for use with standard displays or TVs, but not 28″+ big screen TVs. I can set system and keyboard language to any language you want. Currently in UK English.
-Well suited for all the basics with familiar apps like Chrome & Firefox browsers, VLC Media Player, Adobe Reader and Libre Office. Plays streams and Youtube videos in 720p quality without buffering, depending on your internet speed of course.
-MX Linux is currently the most popular version of Linux, based on Debian Linux, and is similar to Windows 10 in layout so intuitive for most users. Try before you buy. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
Contact DoctorLaptop by email
doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 after 11am, missed calls returned asap.

 

 

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Andalusia remains at 1,000 Covid cases per day: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 06/04/2021, 13:48
-The number of Covid infections in Andalusia remains at around a thousand confirmed cases daily. This Tuesday, the Regional Ministry of Health reports 1,008 new positives registered in the last 24 hours and 34 deaths.
-These figures are similar to those of recent weeks but do not prevent an increase in the 14-day incidence rate to 156.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The 7-day rate, however, fell to 70.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, marking a positive outlook in the progression of the fourth wave of the pandemic.
-The average distribution of infections during the last week is 1,164 cases, while mortality gives a measure of 14 deaths per day in the last week.
-During the last 24 hours, Seville is the province with the most infections, with 241, followed by Malaga with 172, Granada with 139, Cordoba with 133, Cadiz with 91, Almeria with 88, Huelva with 73 and Jaen with 71.
-In terms of deaths, Malaga has eight, Granada and Almeria six each, Jaen and Seville four and Cordoba and Cadiz three, respectively. The 34 deaths this day are 17 more than those recorded a week ago.
More hospitalised patients
-On Tuesday, Andalusia recorded 1,300 patients hospitalised for coronavirus, 82 more in one day, the highest increase since Tuesday 2 February (197), of whom 284 are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), two more than on Monday. The statistics show an increase of 270 hospitalised and 41 patients in ICU than a week ago.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-mantiene-casos-diarios-covid-202104061333_noticia.html

 

PM Sánchez announces that the state of alarm will end on 9 May and is confident that 33 million people will be vaccinated by August: {Translated in full from eldiario.es}
(Clickbait Headline Warning: According to native Spanish speakers I consulted, what Sanchez actually inferred in his speech is he hopes the State of Alarm will not have to be extended past the May 9th expiration date, and at this time has no intention of requesting an extension. But most news sources are wording headlines saying Sanchez “announced the end of the State of Alarm” as if it is a done deal, without giving the context. -Ed)
-Vaccines, optimism, confidence, economic recovery, reconstruction? The beginning of the end of the pandemic is near, according to the speech that the President of the Government made at La Moncloa at the end of the Council of Ministers. Pedro Sánchez reappeared in his most enthusiastic version before the COVID-19. The last time he was seen on 26 February on the steps of the presidential complex and to report on the outcome of a European Council. Today he has done so, on the eve of an election campaign in Madrid, to announce a rain of vaccines to irrigate Spain, which will speed up the rate of vaccination and, according to his “most conservative” estimate, have 33 million Spaniards immunised by August. He also made it clear that the government has no intention of extending the current state of emergency beyond 9 May.
-“The aim is that it will not be necessary to extend the state of alarm. We want 9 May to be the end point of the state of alarm,” he said, delegating to the Interterritorial Council, where the Executive and the communities are represented, the management of any resurgence that may occur beyond that date.
-The calendar advanced by Pedro Sánchez foresees that in the week of 3 May there will be 5 million compatriots vaccinated with the full schedule and 10 in the first week of June. “In total we have contracted more than 87 million doses between April and September. This will allow us to ensure that any compatriot can be vaccinated in that period,” he insisted.
-The president took the opportunity to reproach the Community of Madrid and its president for having sounded out last February, according to ABC, the purchase of the Sputnik vaccine, with intermediaries of the Russian product, outside the European circuits. In this sense, he asked for seriousness, loyalty and solidarity from the tenant of the Puerta del Sol, but not before recalling that the serum that Ayuso tried to buy is still being evaluated by the European health authorities and does not, therefore, have Community validation.
-Beyond that, the head of the Executive said he was sure that we are “at the end of the nightmare” and predicted that “there is less left, much less than we could have imagined in the hardest moments of this calamity”. Even so, he called for people not to lower their guard and to make a final effort, despite the “fatigue and impatience” that he understood a majority of Spaniards are going through. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/politica/sanchez-anuncia-9-mayo-acabara-alarma-confia-33-millones-personas-estaran-vacunadas-agosto_1_7380426.html

 

Britain’s daily Covid deaths fall by two-thirds in a week while cases plunge by 40% to 2,379: Britain’s daily coronavirus deaths have fallen by two-thirds in a week while cases have plunged by another 40 per cent, official figures revealed today.
-Department of Health bosses recorded another 2,379 positive Covid tests, with the rolling seven-day average for infections now at the lowest levels since mid-September. And 20 victims were added to the official tally, meaning the UK has now gone a fortnight without registering over 100 daily deaths.
-Figures today also suggested that 10 per cent of adults in Britain have now been fully vaccinated against Covid, while 60 per cent — or 31.6million — have had their first dose.
-The promising data came as Boris Johnson today insisted England was still on track to end lockdown by summer. He said that he couldn’t ‘see any reason for us to deviate from the road map’, which will see all legal restrictions on social contacts abolished by June 21 as part of the final phase of the four-step route out of the crisis. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9441625/Britains-daily-Covid-deaths-fall-two-thirds-week-cases-plunge-40.html

 

These are the new fines of DGT for not wearing a mask inside the car: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 06/04/2021 18:22
The Spanish government is getting (more) serious about the use of face masks in both the public and private sectors. This is made clear by the new fine for not wearing a mask in a private car.
This is established by law 2/2021 of 29 March, which refers to the urgent measures of prevention, containment and coordination to deal with the health crisis caused by Covid-19. On the basis of this regulation, the DGT has imposed stiff penalties for anyone travelling with non-cohabitants and not wearing a face mask in the vehicle.
The new DGT fine for not wearing a face mask can lead to a withdrawal of points on the driving licence and a financial penalty ranging from 80 to 500 euros.
What types of fines are there?
The amount of the fines will vary depending on the seriousness and type of the offence. The authorities will be able to sanction the following behaviours:
– If the mask is not being worn while travelling with non-cohabitants, the fine would be 100 euros without withdrawal of points for the driver. This penalty will also apply if there are more than four people in the car.
– If the driver removes the mask while driving, the penalty would be 500 euros and the withdrawal of six points from the driver’s licence.
– If the mask is hung on the rear-view mirror of the vehicle, the fine is 80 euros and no points are deducted.
As with any rule, there are exceptions. According to the regulation, exemptions from wearing a mask inside vehicles are for “people who have some kind of illness or respiratory difficulty that may be aggravated by the use of the mask or who, due to their disability or dependence, do not have the autonomy to remove the mask, or who have behavioural alterations that make its use unfeasible”.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nueva-multa-no-llevar-mascarilla-dentro-coche-202104061217_noticia.html

 

AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Has ‘Clear’ Link To Rare Blood Clots, European Public Health Official Says: There is a “clear” link between AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine and rare blood clots in the brain, a senior official from European Medicines Agency (EMA) said in an interview published Tuesday, stressing that the benefits of the shot still outweigh any possible risks, a line the EMA, World Health Organization and a number of other regulators have held while many European countries suspended or restricted the use of the vaccine. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/04/06/astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-has-clear-link-to-rare-blood-clots-european-public-health-official-says/

 

Norwegian Cruise announces itineraries in Europe and the Caribbean from July: The first ships to set sail from its fleet of 17 ships will be the Norwegian Jade, which will make seven-day tours of the Greek islands, as well as Joy and Gem, who will do their own through the Caribbean. All of them with reduced capacity.
“All passengers sailing aboard cruise ships with boarding dates until October 31, 2021 must be fully vaccinated and have a test (for covid-19) carried out before boarding our ships,” Harry Summer reported in a statement. , President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, based in Miami, Florida, USA. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/norwegian-cruise-announces-itineraries-in-europe-and-the-caribbean-since-july/

 

Was your phone number and/or email leaked in the giant Facebook breach that exposed the data of 533 million users?: The personal data was stolen and placed on a hacking forum on Saturday. The data included their names, email addresses, and phone numbers.
You can check if your email and phone number were exposed by visiting this website https://haveibeenpwned.com/  If the results show you were exposed, look at the date of the disclosure. If you have changed your password more recently than when the leak happened you should be ok. If you are still using the old password you were using when the leak occurred, then you need to change your password asap.
Full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/was-your-phone-number-leaked-facebook-breach-2021-4

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics 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/

 

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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/
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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
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DigameXtra No. 1921 Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

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COVID-19 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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

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Sunday issues will resume October 17th.

 

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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant:
Welcome to La Casa Hotel and Restaurant in Torrox Pueblo
Have you tried our food yet??? well what are you waiting for? All our food is homemade and freshly prepared for you.
This week our 3 course set menu will be…..
To start either Pork and chicken Liver Tarine or mixed salad
Main course Our Homemade 100% Beef burger with fried onions served with chips, or Tomato and Asparagus Tagliatelle.
Desert Bailey Chocolate Mousse or Lemon Sorbet.
Just 14.95 per person
A la carte Menu also available. Our beautiful sun terrace is waiting for you.
Restaurant open Thursday- Sunday 1pm until 6pm and in the evening Friday and Saturday night only a with reservation.
To book 662039741/952535471
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España

 

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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.
Our services include:
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Hi, my name is Jenny and I’d like to introduce myself. I am a fully qualified mobile hairdresser with over 12 years experience, fully legal and up to date with current Covid-19 regulations. Appointments now being taken for Torrox and surrounding areas. WhatsApp, private message or call for an appointment in your own home or chat about what you would like.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Mexican style display cabinet with matching unit with shelf & drawers Measurements Width 80 x 40 x181cms Price 100€ -Unit with shelves 50 x 40 x 141cms Price 55€
-4 bamboo chairs very sturdy 40€ ( for the 4 )
contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Barbie Playset and Dolls
-Barbie Fairy Princess Playset 15€ (similar item can be seen in more detail on eBay)
-2 Barbie dolls – 5€ the two
-Nancy doll and communion doll 5€ each
All in good condition. Accept 20€ for all items together.
Phone 647420188 (Harold, Torre del Mar)

 

For Sale: Three wonderful pictures 20 euros.
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For Sale: Display Cabinet. In good condition. Height 6’6”, (198cm) Width 6’ (182cm). Consists of upper glass cabinet, lower closed cupboard and shelf, plus 2 sets of 4 drawers. Can be separated in to 4 pieces for easy dismantling and moving. 65e for all, or will separate to 10e each set of drawers, 20e for lower cupboard and 30e for glass cabinet. El Morche. Linda 648119401 email: lindahwlc@gmail.com

 

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Andalusia brings forward to this week the vaccination against Covid for the population aged 70 to 79 years old: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated 05/04/2021, 18:41
-Andalusia is bringing forward the vaccination of the general population aged 79 to 70 years and people with very high-risk pathologies to this Monday, once the vaccination of the over-80s is almost complete.
-This new citation by age group will be done in descending order, starting with those born in 1942 and 1943. This group, which is made up of 677,542 people, will be vaccinated with doses from Pfizer and Moderna.
-At the same time, the Spanish Health Service will also be citing the vulnerable or very high-risk patients included in the vaccination strategy agreed by the Interterritorial Council: people with haematopoietic progenitor transplants, solid organ transplants and waiting lists for these, people on haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, oncohematological disease, solid organ cancer being treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy, lung cancer being treated with chemotherapy or immunotherapy and people with Down Syndrome over the age of 40.
-Andalusia hopes that its Covid-19 vaccination campaign can be “accelerated” from this week, when it will receive some 368,000 doses, and thus be able to vaccinate people between the ages of 65 and 80 with the Pfizer and Moderna compounds.
-From this week onwards, people aged 70 to 79 years will be vaccinated with the Pfizer and Moderna doses. The group of people over 80 years of age is about to be completed with 8% of these people still to be located.
-The Junta has launched a campaign to locate people in this age group who have not yet been summoned. The Andalusian Health Service (SAS) has reported that the various health districts of the community “are activating these days different telephone numbers to resolve doubts of people over 80 who have not yet been called to vaccinate”.
People aged 56 to 65
-Since last Monday, Andalusians aged 65 – who make up a group of 94,803 people – have been vaccinated, and will continue to be vaccinated up to the age of 55 as new doses arrive from AstraZeneca, as well as continuing to vaccinate essential personnel.
-The vaccination of this age group with AstraZeneca is in addition to the current vaccination with Pfizer, which is being administered to people over 80 years of age, elderly people, and health and social care workers, and Moderna, which is also being administered to health and elderly people.
-For the moment, efforts are focused on three main groups: the over-80s, the under-65s and essential workers. Within this scheme, the 66-79 age group has been left out and is awaiting the completion of the over-80s.
*The April vaccination schedule for the month of April, after the latest changes, is currently being applied in the community is as follows.*
Groups that are being vaccinated with Pfizer and Moderna
Group 2. Frontline staff in the health and social-health field.
Group 3A. Hospital and primary care staff not considered frontline.
Group 4. Persons considered to be highly dependent (grade III).
Group 5A. Persons aged 80 and over (born in 1941 and earlier).
Group 5B. Persons between 70 and 79 years of age (born between 1942 and 1951, both included).
Group 7. Persons with high-risk pathologies over 16 years of age.
*Groups that are being vaccinated by AstraZeneca*
Group 3B. Other healthcare and prison staff.
Group 3C. Other healthcare and social healthcare personnel not previously vaccinated.
Group 6A. Security forces and corps, emergency services and Armed Forces.
Group 6B. Infant and special education personnel.
Group 6C. Primary and secondary education personnel.
Group 8. Persons aged 56 to 65 years old (born between 1956 and 1965, both included).
-This weekend, Andalusia has exceeded 1.5 million vaccines administered against the coronavirus, specifically 1,519,228 doses, which means that 6.16% of the Andalusian population is already immunised.
-Health has administered 92.16% of the doses received and, specifically, 522,922 people, 6.16% of the population, have already received the full vaccine with the two doses, while 473,384 have only received the first dose.
-By provinces, according to the Regional Ministry of Health and Families in a communiqué, in Seville a total of 334,843 doses have been administered and 115,011 people have already completed the vaccine, while in Malaga the total number of doses so far is 261,401 and 90,461 people have already received both doses.
-In Cadiz, 206,879 vaccines have already been administered and 69,404 people have received both doses; in Granada, 180,754 have been administered and 62,369 people have received both doses; and in Cordoba, 181,358 doses have been administered and 181,358 people have received the full course of the vaccine.
-Finally, the total number of doses administered in Jaén is 133,957, with 47,844 people with both; in Almería, 122,216 and 39,779 have completed both doses; and in Huelva, 97,820 vaccines have been administered and 32,494 people have already received both doses.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-adelanta-esta-semana-vacunacion-contra-covid-poblacion-70-79-anos-202104051325_noticia.html

 

The expert committee meets on Wednesday to decide on new measures on Covid in Andalusia: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 05/04/2021, 16:41
-The committee of experts will meet on Wednesday 7 April in San Telmo to decide on new Covid measures in Andalusia. Easter has passed and the influence of these holidays on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in the territory will become clear in a few days. The current restrictions expire on 9 April and it is time to decide on the new rules that will govern, at least, the next two weeks.
-While waiting for more concrete official data, Andalusian hospitals are beginning to notice the increase in admissions due to Covid-19 and the pressure on ICUs is beginning to rise. As already happened after the Christmas holidays, the increase in the number of infections in Andalusia is a reality and the vice-president of the Junta, Juan Marín, has already made it clear this Monday that, if necessary, “we can return to the schedules we already had”.
-That is, bringing forward the curfew to ten o’clock at night – now it is set at 23.00 hours – and closing bars and shops at six o’clock in the evening. In Andalusia, bars and shops have been allowed to stay open until 10.30pm for the last month.
-The president of the Junta, Juanma Moreno, has not wanted to be so categorical. He has pointed out on Monday that the Andalusian government does not have “on the table” at the moment the option of toughening the Covid measures in Andalusia, neither in relation to mobility nor to the “freedom of economic activity”.
-However, he did admit that “the number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 and of people infected is increasing”, and warned that the “most worrying” figure is the increase in the number of people admitted to hospital in the autonomous community as a result of the coronavirus.
-“These are the data that should concern us” and which show, according to Juanma Moreno, that the incidence is “on the rise” in Andalusia, both in terms of registered infections and the number of hospitalised patients and patients in the ICU, and “foreseeably” this could translate into an increase in the number of deaths, he warned.
-The president has called for “extreme caution”, and to “assume individual and collective responsibility for the commitments that are being made” by the health authorities. However, he also wanted to highlight that, currently, the percentages of occupancy of conventional and ICU beds in Andalusian hospitals by patients with Covid are lower than the national average, 6.40% compared to 6.8% in the case of conventional beds, and 14.42% in ICU beds, lower than the national average of 16.15%, according to Moreno.
-Against this backdrop, it is difficult to give an answer to those who wonder when the provinces in Andalusia are going to open, one of the most widespread wishes of the public. Although the president of the Junta has defended the fact that Andalusia has been “the most restrictive autonomous community in Spain”, the evolution of the pandemic in the territory does not suggest that freedom of movement between the provinces is going to arrive imminently. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-comite-expertos-reune-este-miercoles-para-decidir-nuevas-medidas-covid-andalucia-202104051633_noticia.html

 

A guide shows Andalusian freelancers how to take their first steps and streamline the “paperwork”: {Translated in full from sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 05/04/2021, 18:17
-The Regional Minister of Employment, Training and Self-Employment, through the Andalusia Emprende Foundation, Rocío Blanco, has presented the “Guide to the first steps of the self-employed”, a didactic document aimed at facilitating the start-up of new self-employed workers’ business ideas, with simple explanations on the procedures and needs they will have in the start-up of their activity.
-The Councillor, who has participated in a webinar open to the public with the aim of presenting this guide to new entrepreneurs, has valued that this initiative “comes at the best possible moment”, since self-employment is going to become one of the pillars of economic recovery. The aim, he said, is to “accompany them on the journey towards starting their business, with the intention that they focus all their efforts on the viability and development of their business idea, and that “paperwork” does not slow them down one iota.
-According to Blanco, his department is preparing a new call for applications for aid to support the start-up of new self-employed workers, with incentives of up to 5,000 euros per beneficiary and a budget of 9 million euros to reach some 2,000 self-employed workers.
-This call for applications, scheduled for April, will mean an increase of more than 30% of some of the incentives for starting up a business that were already in force, added the Regional Minister, who detailed that the aid will amount to 3,800 euros for women over 35, and will increase to 5,000 euros if the applicant is under 35, while it will reach 3,800 euros if the self-employed is a man over 30 and 5,000 euros if the applicant is a young person under 30 years of age.
-The Regional Minister explained that priority will be given to the self-employed in rural areas, so that beneficiaries living in municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants will receive 5,000 euros. She also announced that in the coming weeks, other incentives will be added to these incentives to facilitate the reconciliation of professional and family life for self-employed workers.
-The guide presented by Employment is a tool that aims to provide an initial response to the main questions and doubts of self-employed workers at the beginning, so that they can design a roadmap for these first steps.
-It has been designed as a simple and agile manual, and in its 24 pages, with a very visual editorial treatment, it covers everything from initial needs to the fundamental aspects of registering in the Special Regime for Self-Employed Workers (RETA) of the Social Security; the different types of self-employed that exist and the step-by-step procedures to be completed, with very useful sketches and graphs.
Answers to doubts and questions
-Structured in sections that provide answers to specific questions – such as what is a self-employed individual entrepreneur; what requirements are needed; what aspects must be taken into account before registering; or what are the advantages and disadvantages of self-employment – a large part of the guide focuses on the necessary procedures, which are divided into six different steps with simple explanations of these steps. In addition to this guide, the Andalucía Emprende Foundation is also working on the development of another management manual, which complements this document and goes into more specific aspects.
-This guide is one more resource that adds to and complements those that the Regional Ministry of Employment, through Andalucía Emprende, has set up since the pandemic began to help the self-employed. These include a specialised channel for direct attention to the self-employed @andaluciaemprende.es, through which a total of 525 queries have been dealt with from March to December 2020, each of which has been answered within a maximum period of 48 hours, and a website where all the aid from the Andalusian Regional Government aimed at this group can be consulted.
-According to Employment, this is in addition to teams specialised in the most important aspects of self-employment and financing, which has provided more than 10,000 advice sessions and more than 21,500 support services in the processing of public and private incentives; different guides and infographics to clarify regulations, which have had more than 5,400 downloads on the web; and more than 30 sectoral initiatives to help entrepreneurs and self-employed to reorient their businesses, which have had more than 6,500 participants. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/sevi-guia-ensena-autonomos-andalucia-primeros-pasos-y-agilizar-papeleo-202104051817_noticia.html

 

Andalucía adds 1,254 Covid cases and 17 deaths since Saturday with incidence rate rising five points:
-After the Junta de Andalucia failed to update the coronavirus data on Sunday, the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalucía has reported this Monday (5 April) that the region has registered a total of 1,254 new infections and 17 coronavirus deaths since Saturday.
-The figures are lower than those last reported on 3 April when 3,864 cases and 20 deaths were recorded.
-However the cumulative incidence rate of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days continues to increase and stands at 155.4, which is 5.4 points more than on Saturday and 18.4 more than last Wednesday.
-Seville is the province that has added the most positive cases with 249, followed by Granada with 194, Cadiz with 180, Cordoba with 168, Jaén with 154, Malaga with 142, Almeria with 108 and Huelva with 59.
-Regarding deaths, Granada adds eleven, Almeria and Jaén two each, Seville and Huelva one each, and the other provinces none.
-The number of Covid patients in hospital continues to grow and Andalucía has 1,218 patients admitted this Monday, 61 more in one day and 233 more than a week ago, of which 282 are in an intensive care unit, three more than on Sunday and 35 more than seven days ago. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202104/05/andalucia-adds-cases-covid-20210405182714.html

 

 

Cruzcampo launches a beer that looks and tastes like red wine: The master brewers at La Fábrica de Cruzcampo in Malaga have launched a new Cruzcampo Grape Beer.
The brewery says the beer is reminiscent of red wine both in its colour and taste and that the new recipe, in the characteristic grape ale style of Italy, becomes part of the family of craft beers that have emerged from this creative laboratory. The beer can be tasted, while supplies last, in the central Soho district of Malaga city. Photo:SUR. Full article:
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/05/grape-expectactions-cruzcampo-launch-20210405121728.html

 

Boris confirms shops CAN reopen Monday – but is roadmap in doubt?: (Daily Mail) What did Boris Johnson announce at today’s press conference?
The next step of easing lockdown will go ahead as planned: The PM confirmed that non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and libraries in England will reopen from April 12 while pubs and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers outdoors. Overnight stays away from home in England will be permitted. The majority of outdoor settings and attractions like zoos and theme parks can also reopen. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/boris-confirms-shops-can-reopen-monday-but-is-roadmap-in-doubt/ar-BB1fk5rL

 

Coronavirus Restriction Eased in Scotland: (The Scotsman) First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the country’s route map out of lockdown on March 16, with Monday (April 5) seeing customers allowed back into some businesses.
Some non-essential shops can reopen, including garden centres and homeware stores, and click-and-collect services will resume.
University and college students will return for in-person teaching and outdoor contact sports for 12 to 17-year-olds will restart.
Visits to hairdressers and barbers must be pre-booked in advance. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/coronavirus-in-scotland-hairdressers-and-barbers-can-reopen-for-pre-booked-appointments/ar-BB1fjcak

 

New breast cancer jab cuts treatment time from two-and-a-half hours to five minutes: A new breast cancer jab that will take just five minutes to administer will not only cut down on hospital staff time – but also reduce the COVID infection risk for patients. The treatment, called Phesgo, is being rolled out across England by the NHS and will be offered to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. It will be available to people with HER2-positive breast cancer, which accounts for 15% of all such cancers. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/new-breast-cancer-jab-cuts-treatment-time-from-two-and-a-half-hours-to-five-minutes-12265875

 

An intense cloud of smoke causes alarm among the neighbors of Salobreña: {Translated from granadadigital.es}
-An intense cloud of dust caused by a fire in a reed bed around the Vial Verde that is being built in Salobreña has caused alarm among its neighbors this Sunday, who at that time of the afternoon were still enjoying the last rays of sunshine on the beach.
-The fire, which started for unknown reasons -although apparently has several foci- shortly before 19.00 hours, has affected an open field near the beach in which there are only dry reeds that, at first, seems to have no major relevance, although its proximity to some farmhouses is of concern.
-According to witnesses themselves, the sky has begun to be covered with a black smoke “like a storm cloud”, so it has begun to spread panic among residents of nearby developments that saw the flames approaching dangerously close to their homes.
-Emergencies 112 Andalusia has informed GranadaDigital that a few minutes after the first call have moved to the area Salobreña Local Police and a team of firefighters from Motril, which about 19.30 hours had not yet been able to control it, so they have had to ask for reinforcements and a larger truck with which to face the virulent fire, as the brush, reeds and some palm trees have caught fire very quickly. Image:Rosa Núñez.
Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/intensa-nube-humo-incendio-canaveral-provoca-alarma-vecinos-salobrena/

 

Note to LG Brand Smartphone Users: LG quitting the smartphone business. Tech enthusiasts on Twitter lamented the exit of the once ubiquitous name in the smartphone industry, with many crediting LG for pioneering the now-familiar features such as ultra-wide angle camera and capacitive touchscreen in mobile devices. “They didn’t always ace every phone, but losing them means losing a competitor that was willing to try new things, even when they didn’t work,” popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) said in a tweet. This also means that support and repair services for current models will be ended at some point. Check their website for info. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lg-elec-smartphones/lgs-smartphone-exit-who-stands-to-gain-idUSKBN2BS1M3

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OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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DigameXtra No. 1920 Monday, April 5th, 2021

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For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

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Phoenix Club:
Our social club is open for coffee, cake and a chat but due to restrictions, all our trips are on hold until further notice. The terrace is open with 6 to a table and inside, it is limited to 4 per table.
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
-We are selling off all our books and DVDs at 4 for €1 and we have had new stocks in, from Wilbur Smith, Andy McNab to Stephen Leather, plenty of choice for gentlemen readers. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday.
-Our greetings cards are for sale on the first Tuesday of every month, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along and have a look.
-Please remember to sanitise your hands on coming in and sign in. Signing in is just a precaution in case I need to contact you. It is mandatory to wear a mask.
We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 11.30 – 1pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information

 

A Friendly Reminder- Social Planning Meeting at Bio Beach Club:
This Wednesday, April 7th at 11am we invite you to join us at Bio Beach in El Morche, on the promenade right behind the church. We will have a social Meet and Greet outside respecting the norms. Bring your ideas and questions as we plan the rest of our sessions and a variety of entertaining and intellectually stimulating activities. So, please join us this coming Wednesday for a coffee and a friendly exchange. On Wed. April the 14th, we invite you to a fun quiz!! We look forward to seeing you and/or meeting you!! Please send your input or questions to norma at norma2kk@aol.com. Gracias!

 

Yoga & Brunch April!: Sat 10APR Includes a delicious vegetarian Brunch in the terrace of Hotel Parador Nerja, wonderful sea and mountains views.
Contact me to book your space. Photo:FB
Rut Montiel Wellness (+34) 664691515  FB Page

 

Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos. Your music is your business, you need to get as much exposure as possible, don’t rely on venues to promote you! Most of those FB posts by venues only have a few likes, if any at all, and it’s always the same few people over and over, so obviously these posts are not reaching many people. DigameXtra sends out over 4200 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits per day. That is far better exposure than you are getting in any FB posts!!! Entertainers get to post their shows for free as long as they are subscribed to this newsletter. What are you waiting for? Image:dgim-studio/Freepik

 

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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
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Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Call us : 669 665 156
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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.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

 

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Dog Sitters: Hello readers of Digamextra, we are Mario and Silvia, the dog sitters, we are taking reservations for the summer season, remember that we can take care of up to 4 dogs in our house, since they are in family, without cages or kennels, cared for with love and dedication. We also have the option of day care. For any query, we live in El Morche de Torrox Costa. Telephone 666-782 766 or
Email: silviacaminante@gmail.com

 

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
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Lovely Penthouse apartment in El Morche, available from October 2021 until April 2022.
-Two bedrooms
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Portugal & Greece extend travel restrictions: Portugal on Sunday extended restrictions on travel via land and sea to Spain that had been due to end this weekend until April 15. Nationals from Britain, Brazil and South Africa – where more contagious coronavirus variants were first detected – or any country with an infection rate above 500 cases per 100,000 people must quarantine for 14 days if they have entered via the land border, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Greece said on Sunday it was extending restrictions on domestic flights until April 12 and on international flights until April 19 as the number of new infections there continues to rise. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-portugal-spain/portugal-extends-restrictions-on-spanish-border-until-april-15-idUSKBN2BR0GN?il=0

 

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity touches down on the Red Planet: The first helicopter on Mars is officially on Martian soil. NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity touched down on the surface of the Red Planet after being dropped by its mother ship, the Perseverance rover, the space agency announced late Saturday (April 4). The helicopter’s first flight is just over a week away. Weighing in at just 4 lbs. (1.8 kilograms), Ingenuity is a tiny, solar-powered helicopter that relies on a rechargeable battery to keep its systems warm during the harsh Martian night. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
Full article: https://www.space.com/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-touches-down-martian-surface

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OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
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https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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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/
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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DigameXtra No. 1919 Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021

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COVID-19 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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

 

DigameXtra Summer Schedule:

Next Sunday, April 11th, will be the last Sunday issue until after summer.
Sunday issues will resume October 17th.

 

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One For The Kids, Plus Some Fun For the Adults On Easter Sunday:
Live Music & Easter Egg Hunt and Facepainting for the Kids on Easter Sunday at Olivia’s La Cala: Sunday 4APR. Choose your favourite face. Join us for a fun family day.
Pre booking recommended. 952 494 935
3 course menu €25pp.
Live music with Ivanildo Kembel 2-5pm
Calle Torreón, 13, Mijas, 29649
https://www.facebook.com/OliviasLaCala/
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Blood Donations Wanted- Notice from Ayuntamientos de Torrox & Velez Malaga:
-Torrox, Tuesday April 6th 5-9pm at Teatro Municipal.
-Velez Malaga, Monday thru Wednesday 5-7 April. Hrs 10-14 & 17-21 at entrance of Parque Andalucia
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Spring Music Festival coming next weekend in El Morche, Torrox costa:
“Festival de Primavera”.
Starting on friday 9th of April. Three days of music to celebrate the just started new season. In the harmonious Bio Beach Club, located in the maritime promenade of El Morche, starting from 3.30 pm the following will play:
-Friday April 9 Dana & Gianni. International songs, original songs performed with a lot of personality. A unique style that is a fusion between jazz, blues and soul. Singing in four languages. An interesting voice accompanied by a rhythm and swing guitar. A concert will not forget.
-Saturday April 10 Mr. Blues & Chesko Gonzales. Musicians with extensive experience and a long career like performers and composers, they interpret unforgettable songs fusing the Spanish guitar with classic sounds of rock, pop and blues.
-Sunday April 11 Trinity “Jazz Blues and everything in Between”. Trio of experienced musicians who move with a lot of rhythm and swing between blues, soul, jazz, pop classics and original songs, in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Music in tuning 432hz.
info / booking: 657 36 45 94
BIO BEACH CLUB, EL MORCHE
With the sponsorship of the Namasté Cultural Association
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Vintage cake stand done in yute olive & blue with French oak and natural wax Price 45€
-Farmhouse style solid table with 4 matching chairs
Striped back to natural waxed with chalk paint
Measurements Length 124cms Depth 67cms
Height 74cms Price 275€
-Sideboard/hallway unit natural & yute with key and decorative mirror Measurements W 105 x 40 x 86 cms Mirror 99.50 x 97cms Price 175€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale: Coffee Table. Good quality wooden frame with glass top and space for magazines (metal). Price 75€
Brit F., Carretera Torrox-Competa, near Pavo Real.
Britfl64@gmail.com

 

For Sale: Real Brasil Porcelain Turrens and Condiment Set.
Two turrens and a condiment set from the Real Brasil factory in the White Blossom pattern with matching cake stands from the Portuguese Porcelana Excel factory.
The smaller tureen is oval with a width of 17cm (21cm including handles) and is 7cm high.
The second tureen is larger and circular with a diameter of 19cm (22cm with handles) and is 9cm tall without the lid.
The condiment set consists of salt and pepper pots, mustard pot with spoon, mint sauce bowl with spoon and an oil/vinegar bottle.
All items are in perfect condition.
The two turrens are priced at 12 euro or will split at 7 euro for the smaller and 10 euro for the larger. The condiment set is 12 euro. Buy all the items for 20 euro.
Photos emailed on request.
Buyers to collect from Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo).
Brenda tel/whatsapp 711003687 or email brendaleetorrox at gmail. com

 

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SUPER HACK: 533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online!!!
A user in a low level hacking forum on Saturday published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users for free online. These were stolen in a 2019 hack that Fakebook knows about, but failed to mention to FB users!
The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and – in some cases – email addresses.
As a hacker has decided to publish this data publicly for free, one has to imagine the data has been available in hacker circles since it was snatched in 2019, and has been exploited thoroughly, so as to no longer have significant value on the black market. Every hacker who may have wanted it now has it. If you want to know where those spam calls, messages and emails come from, you should take a hard look at Fakebook. Full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4?r=DE&IR=T

 

Highest daily increase in intensive care patients in Andalucía for two months recorded: Andalucía on Good Friday, 2 April, recorded 1,032 coronavirus patients in hospital of which 267 are in an intensive care unit.
The number in an intensive care bed is 17 more than the day before and 23 more than seven days ago. The increase is the highest increase in daily figures since 30 January.
Despite the increase Andalucía remains below the peak of the third wave reached on 7 February (735), that of the second on 18 November (528) and of the first on 30 March, 2020 (439).
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202104/03/highest-daily-increase-intensive-20210403120353.html

 

German experts say under 60s should not get second AstraZeneca vaccine: Germany’s vaccine commission, known as STIKO, recommended on Thursday that people under 60-years old who have had a first shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should receive a different product for their second dose. “Until the appropriate data is available, STIKO recommends for people under 60 years old that instead of the second AstraZeneca dose, a dose of an mRNA-vaccine should be given 12 weeks after the first vaccine,” STIKO said. Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccinations include those made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-astrazenec/german-experts-say-under-60s-should-not-get-second-astrazeneca-vaccine-idUSKBN2BO6KZ

 

ANOTHER WhatsApp Scam!!! Warning Issued To British Expats As Fraudsters Pretending To Be Real Contacts Hack Phones: There are several versions of this scam. One goes like this, users receive a message from what looks like a legitimate delivery company, like Suer or UPS. The message says ‘not deliverable due to absence at home’. Now comes the ‘clever’ part, users are asked to swipe to resend the package and it is at this point that the hackers steal the data from the phone- everything!
-Another version goes like this- It starts with this text message that arrives on your phone out of the blue. Immediately after you get a WhatsApp message from someone in your contacts. The message reads ‘Hello, sorry I sent you a 6-digit code by SMS by mistake, Can you transfer it to me please? It’s urgent.’
-What has actually happened is your friend’s account has been hacked. Scammers are now trying to hack all their contacts. You are one of them. They are trying to set up WhatsApp on a new device with your number. WhatsApp acknowledges this and sends a 6-digit authorisation code to your mobile phone by SMS. The scammers now try and get you to forward it to them by pretending to be a friend of yours. If you send them the code, your WhatsApp will be hacked.
-What do the hackers gain? If all goes well for the hacker they can now easily steal your identity. How?
A successful hack provides them your contacts list, passwords to everything you ever logged into (bank, gov’t accounts, cloud accounts, etc!), photos, address, etc, the lot.
The National police have sent out warnings to everyone in the public domain but ex-pats are being left out from receiving these warning alerts.
References:
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/whatsapp-users-issued-scam-warning-20312179
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https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/02/whatsapp-scam-warning-british-expats-as-fraudsters-pretending-to-be-real-contacts-hack-phones/

 

Local firefighters tackle second forest blaze in a week: The latest reported in Sayalonga this morning, Saturday, April 3. The first occurred on Thursday, April 1, in Maro, which was finally extinguished late on the following evening and in which four hectares of land was destroyed, according to the Andalusian Forest Fire Extinction Service. Photo:INFOCA. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/03/firefighters-tackle-second-forest-blaze-in-a-week/

 

Covid-19- Italy returns to strict lockdown for Easter: Italy has entered a strict three-day lockdown to try to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases over Easter.
All regions are now in the “red zone” – the highest tier of restrictions – as the country battles a third wave, with about 20,000 new cases a day.
Non-essential movement is banned, but people are allowed to share an Easter meal at home with two other adults.
Churches are also open, but worshippers are being told to attend services within their own regions. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56621342

 

Bank commissions of up to 240 euros, in which cases are they inappropriate?: Although banks are free to decide what services they offer to their customers and to set fees and surcharges, there are cases where the amounts of the commissions are subject to limits and also, they cannot be applied without order or measure. Therefore, a commission is considered to be undue when the entity does not provide the service charged, if the client did not request the service or renounced it and also in the event that an amount is charged that exceeds the agreed rates.
After the strong increases applied in 2020 to less connected clients, the cost of maintaining an account it now goes from 67 euros to 240 euros in some cases. To this amount, the rest of the commissions must be added, such as those that apply to cards or certain transfers.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/bank-commissions-of-up-to-240-euros-in-which-cases-are-they-inappropriate/

 

Football news- Real Sociedad win delayed Copa del Rey: Mikel Oyarzabal scored the penalty that won Real Sociedad the delayed 2020 Copa del Rey on Saturday before dedicating their victory to the fans unable to attend an historic final against Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao.
Oyarzabal, La Real’s captain who joined their youth academy aged 14, proved the difference in a 1-0 win in Seville, where the biggest ever game between these two famous clubs was played in an empty stadium. Full article: https://www.thescore.com/esp_fed/news/2146838

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?

For the latest COVID-19 statistics 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/

 

Churches & Worship

 

EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)

 

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Unfortunately we have taken the decision to close the church until further notice, we have taken this action to keep everyone safe.
God Bless you all
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/ or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!).

 

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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/
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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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