DigameXtra No. 1769 Thursday, Oct. 29th 2020

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Due to the new Curfew, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

This weekend is All Saints Day long weekend, and as All Saints Day is Nov 1st, it falls on a Sunday which will make this a “bridge holiday” where Monday is also a holiday.
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Sai Indian Restaurant: Last week we enjoyed an unforgettable dinner with live music, we invite you this Friday to continue enjoying your best gastronomic moments.
EVERY FRIDAY- 8-10:30pm Indian meals and Live Indian music.
Tel 600 098 369 Calle Torremolinos 3, La Cala de Mijas. FB Page


Halloween Party: The Mogador Beach Club El Barco
Saturday 31OCT. 4pm till late, DJ Steve Altman, Free shots on entry, BBQ & bonfire, best costume prize, family friendly.
Carretera del Penoncillo, Torrox Costa. Resv- 951 55 10 79 FB Page


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Great Deal Fron The Nerja Household Centre:
-Lovely solid pine bar with drawers and shelves W116 x D46 x H110cms Price 140€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Toshiba TV 26 inch very good condition and working only selling as changed for larger one Nerja 60 euros.
Irene, irene472001 AT yahoo d0t co.uk


For Sale: Exercise Bike. Decathlon bike, 40 euros. Good condition.
Contact Veronica, La Herradura
veronicajune96 AT gmail DOT com


For Sale: 6 rattan dining chairs. All excellent condition. Freshly washed and disinfected. Euro 90 for the set.
Torrox Campo. No track. Paul 618234367. Call or WhatsApp.


For Sale: Electric recliner also aids you to rise from chair, bought for 299 euro’s in February, only used 6 months as away for 3 months. It’s in mint condition as new. Reason for sale reverting back to sofas. 150 euro’s.
Collect from Triana near Velez Malaga.
Contact Marilyn 650265023


For Sale: New Fagor Compact Gas Combi Boiler. Fagor FE24E Combi Boiler. 3 years old but never installed due to health reasons. €120 Located in Caleta de Velez. janmaclean29@yahoo.co.uk. Tel. 658041079


News & Articles

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These are the new measures of the Junta de Andalucía to stop the contagion of the coronavirus : {Translated full article from https://seville.abc.es} Updated: 28/10/2020 23:21h
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno , announced this Wednesday the perimeter closure of the community until next November 9 and the maintenance of the curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., the schedule established by the central government in the decree state of alarm and that could be extended or reduced in an hour.
These are the new restrictions that the Jutna de Andalucía has agreed and that will come into force at midnight from Thursday to Friday to bend the contagion curve in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic:
Andalucia perimeter closure
The entire autonomous community is closed from midnight from Thursday to Friday until next November 9 . The mobility restriction will affect 4.3 million people, half of the Andalucian population, who will not be able to enter or leave their towns “without just cause.”
Closures of three provinces
The provinces of Seville, Granada and Jaén, with all their municipalities will also be closed. The entrances and exits of the localities will not be allowed in general. Possible exceptions will be determined in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía.
The Board also orders the perimeter closure of the municipalities included in the health districts of Córdoba Sur, La Vega de Málaga and the Jerez Costa Noroeste and Sierra de Cádiz health area, also at level 4, which represents a total of 448 municipalities in Andalucia , more than half populations of the community’s .
The closing of bars is delayed for half an hour
The curfew is maintained throughout Andalucia from 23:00 to 6:00. In coherence with this measure, Moreno pointed out, the closure of all hospitality establishments is established at 10:30 p.m. It is half an hour later than the schedule for hotels and businesses in the decree of the state of alarm of the Government.
Meetings of six people maximum
Meetings, both public and private , are limited to a maximum of six people except in those groups living under the same roof. This restriction already worked since the weekend in Seville, Jaén, Córdoba and Granada.
Ten days long
The perimeter closure of Andalucia and the three aforementioned provinces will last for ten days and will be reviewed every two weeks . Moreno has anticipated that if the pandemic does not evolve favorably and more drastic decisions must be taken, they will be taken, because “it is the competence that the Government of Spain has given us and we assume it responsibly.” Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-cierre-perimetral-estas-nuevas-medidas-junta-andalucia-para-frenar-contagios-coronavirus-202010282224_noticia.html


France to Enter Nationwide Lockdown Friday Due to Rising COVID-19 Infections, 5 Months After First Lockdown Restrictions Lifted: Macron said during a televised address translated by France 24 English that the new lockdown is necessary because the country has been “overpowered by a second wave.” The lockdown is expected to last until December but could be extended or shortened depending on what the data reflects in the coming weeks, he said.
Under France’s new lockdown, children will still be able to go to school, retirement communities can continue to receive visitors and citizens can exercise and go to work as needed, though remote work will be encouraged, Macron said. Citizens will be discouraged from traveling from one region of the country to another, and foreign borders will remain mostly closed, with exceptions—and rapid COVID-19 testing availability—for some frequent European travelers, he said.
Further details regarding lockdown rules and exemptions will be announced on Thursday, Macron said. Full article: https://www.newsweek.com/france-enter-nationwide-lockdown-due-rising-covid-19-infections-5-months-after-first-lockdown-1543025


Violent youths disrupt peaceful march against coronavirus curfew in Seville: Videos shared on social media show individuals hurling smoke grenades and setting fire to a trash container. That’s how a protest against Spain’s nighttime curfew ended on Tuesday in Pino Montano, a working-class neighborhood in Seville, in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/violent-youths-disrupt-peaceful-march-against-coronavirus-curfew-in-seville.html


Murcian Government order full closure of the region: The Government of the Region of Murcia, after the meeting of the Covid-19 Monitoring Committee, has decided to close the perimeter of the entire Community.
Free movement between towns will be prohibited (except for justifiable causes) to prevent coronavirus infections from increasing. The order will enter into force at the time it is published in the Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia (BORM).
The president of the Community is currently informing the mayors of the 45 municipalities of the Region of the measures to be implemented, which will be added to the curfew of 11pm to 6am. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/28/breaking-news-murcian-government-order-full-closure-of-the-region/


Germany to enforce new four-week ‘lockdown lite’ that will shut all bars & restaurants – but school & shops stay open: Under the measures, due to come in on Monday morning, people will be restricted to meeting members of just one other household in public. Bars, restaurants, gyms, and cultural venues will be ordered to close and hotels can only stay open for non-tourism related stays. Schools and nurseries will be allowed to stay open as will shops so long as they impose hygiene measures and limit customer numbers. The plan says: “Families and friends should be able to meet each other even under Corona conditions during the Christmas season.” Full story: https://www.thesun.ie/news/6080048/germany-to-enforce-new-four-week-lockdown-lite-that-will-shut-all-bars-restaurants-but-school-shops-stay-open/


Spain’s PM agrees to more congressional oversight during state of alarm: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has agreed to appear before Congress every two months to explain his government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. The move follows accusations from across the political spectrum that he was overstepping his bounds by trying to secure a six-month extension to the state of alarm declared last Sunday while avoiding frequent accountability for his actions in parliament.
The main opposition Popular Party (PP) wants a shorter, two-month state of alarm, particularly with a view to saving the Christmas season. Other parties want more frequent congressional oversight.
The government’s plan will be put to the vote on Thursday in the lower house of parliament. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-10-28/spains-pm-agrees-to-more-congressional-oversight-during-state-of-alarm.html


Dow sinks more than 900 points for its worst drop since June amid rising virus cases globally: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 943.24 points, or 3.4%, to 26,519.95, posting its fourth straight negative session. The S&P 500 slid 3.5%, or 119.65 points, to 3,271.03, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 3.7%, or 426.48 points, to 11,004.87. The Dow and the S&P 500 both suffered their worst day since June 11. Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/27/stock-market-futures-open-to-close-news.html


Dawn raids as police crackdown on hashish trafficking: Investigators are acting simultaneously, raiding properties across Malaga, including Torre del Mar where they believe “scores” of arrests of people involved in an organised gang will be made.
In the last month, several tonnes of hashish has been seized making its way from Morocco to the Malaga coast. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/28/dawn-raids-as-police-crackdown-on-hashish-trafficking/


Spanish town brings back the peseta in bid to boost spending + redeeming pesetas and Franco era notes possible thru end of this year: The Multipaterna Commerce and Services Association has launched a campaign that allows payment to be made with pesetas in certain establishments in Paterna, a town in the Valencian Community.
For the rest of Spain those who still have the old currency there is still a few months left to convert them into euros, although they can’t spend them in shops.
Spaniards have been told that they have until December 31st 2020 to exchange their pesetas for euros and that applies for both bank notes and coins.
Any notes produced during the Franco era, which ran from the end of the Civil War in 1939 until the dictator’s death in 1975 can be automatically changed by the Bank of Spain.
Those issued during the conflict can also be exchanged but the process will involve them being analysed by experts to confirm their authenticity.
And any coins still in circulation at the time that euros were brought in on New Year’s Day in 2002 can also be exchanged at Bank of Spain headquarters in Madrid.
The exchange rate offered by the Bank of Spain is 1 euro = 166,386 pesetas but the bank advised that commemorative coins and notes may be worth more as collectors’ items than for their face value, which is all that will be offered in the exchange scheme.
For more information check out the official webpage of the Banco España HERE.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20201028/spanish-town-brings-back-the-peseta-to-boost-spending


Google Removes 21 Malicious Android Apps from Play Store: The apps masqueraded as harmless gaming apps and came packed with HiddenAds malware, a notorious Trojan known for its capabilities to serve intrusive ads outside of the app. The group behind the operation relies on social media channels to lure users into downloading the apps. See full list in the photo, click it to enlarge.
Once installed, the apps not only hide their icons to prevent deletion but also hide behind relevant-looking advertisements, making them hard to identify.
In addition, the apps also have the ability to draw over other apps to show timed ads that cannot be skipped, and in some cases, even open the browser to bombard users with ads.
Although such apps can be uninstalled through the app manager features of the device, it puts the onus on the users to search for the exact app that’s the source of the ads and remove them.
Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/10/google-android-malwar.html


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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
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Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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Ambulance: 061
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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/
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