DigameXtra No. 1788 Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 2020

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All municipal boundaries in Andalucía closed on Tuesday Nov. 10th, with curfew now from 10pm to 7am, and non-essential businesses shutting at 6pm.

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


La Casa Hotel & Restaurant: Hi Everyone!
A difficult time s for everyone in business at the moment with the new restrictions.
Our restaurant will now only be open for lunch; we are closed in the evening until the restrictions are lifted.
-We are going to do a special menu for just 9.95 for 2 courses or 12.95 for 3 courses with a choice of starters, mains and dessert.
-We will open Monday to Saturday only. 12 until 5pm.
Stay safe everyone. Reservations: 952 53 5471
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga  http://www.hotellacasatorrox.com/


Torrox Costa Bakery Closures: On my way to the Monday morning market I noticed the German bakery next to Bar Amsterdam, Avenida America was closed and has a notice in the window, in German only. My reading of it is that due to the current situation they are either temporarily closed, or have restricted hours. The recently established Spanish bakery on the market street, run by some very nice younger folks, is now totally empty and the signage removed.


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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.
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Translator in Malaga Required: Help, Please. I have an appointment at Jefatura/Trafico de Malaga, Calle Max Estrella, on Thursday at 1020. My usual translator cannot attend, due to Covid travel restrictions. So, I’m looking for an English/Spanish translator, who lives in Malaga who can attend for my UK/Spanish Driving Licence change application. If you are, or if you know of one, with experience of this process, please can you contact me by phone, sms, or Whatsapp on +44 7974 389 892, or (+34) 608 667 883.
Thanks. John. Torrox Costa.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Woodburner in excellent condition, with about 3m pipes. €115.
info: jim.van.gompel@gmail.com
Viñuela area, Jim. whatsapp 686.083.765


For Sale: Laser Pendulum Jigpsaw. 750 watt 85 mm cutting wood, 8 mm steel. €25. Complete with carrying case.
Jan, Caleta de Velez. Telephone 658041079.


Recommendations & Requests


Denta Danes: What a great experience. The dentist is not where you want to find yourself, but they were great to work with. Friendly helpful and excellent. Would recommend them 100% and very very reasonable . Recommended by a friend and now by me. Jane, Frigiliana, jane.g.cosfordATgmailD0Tcom
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Residencia: Have any of you Digamites out there managed to get your Residencia Online?
If you have, could you share it with us, as a lot of our listeners either cant get through on the phone or because of lockdown restrictions it’s not possible to get to the various offices!
Thanking You in Advance. Les, Nerja, Coast Fm Gold


Recommendation: This table top has been beautifully restored by Jonathan who operates in Nerja. He can be contacted on: 686995579. George, Maro. dobmickAThotmailD0TcoD0Tuk


News & Articles

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Andalucia improves Covid data at the beginning of the second week of activity restrictions: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
Andalucia starts the second week with restrictions on non-essential activity with a decrease of new infections . The community registers this Monday, November 16, 2,127 positives confirmed by PCR and antigen tests, which represents 1,202 fewer cases than those recorded on Monday last week.
With caution when dealing with data issued during the weekend, which are usually lower than those for working days, an improvement in the incidence curve is perceived, whose 14-day rate is 543.6 cases points per 100,000 inhabitants. Granada continues with rates of over a thousand cases.
Seville repeats for the fifth consecutive day as the province with the most daily positives with 450, followed by Cádiz with 400, Granada with 357, Jaén with 315, Malaga with 191, Almería with 188, Córdoba with 140 and Huelva with 86.
In addition, the portal of the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalucia counts 22 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest number of deaths from Covid-19 since last November 8.
Córdoba is the province with the highest number of deaths , with seven, followed by Granada, Seville and Jaén, with four each. Below are Huelva with two deaths and Almería with one, while Malaga and Cádiz do not add deaths in 24 hours.
Regarding the care pressure in hospitals , this Monday the reduction of patients that began at the end of last week was broken by adding another 90 patients admitted , which places the total occupation in 3,269 beds, of which 505 are ICU beds; two more than on Sunday.
In relation to its healthcare resources, Granada continues to be the province with the highest healthcare burden with 776 patients of which 131 are critical. It is followed by Seville, although with more than 798 hospitalized, it has 126 in the ICU. The third province in terms of hospitalized patients is Malaga with 389 patients, of which 56 are critical in the ICU.
The Board has reported this Monday of a new outbreak in the Velez-Malaga Seniors Residence with 26 confirmed cases. 15 residents and 11 workers. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-mejora-datos-covid-inicio-segunda-semana-restricciones-actividad-202011161308_noticia.html


Spain introduces new process for British driving licence swap:
The DGT has come up with a new system that went live on Monday November 16th that creates a two-step process to enable UK nationals to complete stage one before the end of year deadline even if they are unable to secure a coveted cita previa at a local DGT office.
As long as Brits living in Spain have registered their application before this December 30th deadline then they will have six months to complete the second step of the process at a DGT office. Full story with all contact info: https://www.thelocal.es/20201116/brexit-update-spain-introduces-new-process-for-british-driving-licence-swap


Most Spaniards support a second home lockdown, according to new poll: A survey conducted for EL PAÍS shows that 71% of 2,000 respondents believe coronavirus restrictions aimed at protecting health should be prioritized over the economy. The poll shows that 61.2% of Spaniards would agree with a second home confinement if it was needed to contain the pandemic. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-11-16/most-spaniards-support-a-second-home-lockdown-according-to-new-poll.html


Britain is ‘working closely’ with Pfizer to roll out the firm’s breakthrough Covid-19 vaccine as soon as December 1: Matt Hancock today claimed Britain is ‘working very closely’ with Pfizer to roll out the drug giant’s breakthrough Covid vaccine from the start of December. The Health Secretary said the UK would be ready to deploy the jab ‘as soon as it comes’.
He told BBC Breakfast: ‘We’ll be ready from the first of December… but more likely is that we may be able to start rolling it out before Christmas.’ Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8952957/Britain-expects-roll-Pfizers-COVID-19-vaccine-Christmas.html


Covid-19 Outbreak Detected in a Velez-Malaga Care Home: The Velez-Malaga care home has 26 cases of Coronavirus detected so far, 11 of those being staff and 15 being residents. There are currently multiple care homes in the Malaga area with outbreaks. Diario Sur reports that “since the pandemic began, 152 people living in nursing homes in Malaga have died of coronavirus and 502 infected have been cured.” Full article:


A new outbreak of Xylella is declared in the Valencian Community: The DOGV revealed on Monday, November 16 that the Department of Agriculture has declared the thirteenth outbreak of Xylella fastidosa in the Valencian Community, affecting nine plant species in the province of Alicante.
Experts in the region must now systematically destroy all affected plants, completely disposing of their root systems to avoid re-growth. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/16/a-new-outbreak-of-xylella-is-declared-in-the-valencian-community/


Moderna claims COVID-19 vaccine nearly 95% effective: US company Moderna have just released their early phase 3 clinical trial results for their COVID-19 vaccine which is nearly 95% effective. Their study, known as the COVE study, has enrolled more than 30,000 participants in the US and has been conducted in collaboration with NIH (National Institutes of Health), BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority), and NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases). Full article: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20201116/Modernas-COVID-19-vaccine-nearly-9525-effective.aspx


Tennis News- Djokovic and Medvedev post wins on Day 2 at ATP Finals in London: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic began his quest for another ATP Finals trophy with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman on Monday in Group Tokyo1970 at London’s O2 Arena. It’s the Serbian’s 12th straight victory in opening matches at the year-end tournament.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev. 6-3, 6-4. It’s his first match win at the year-end event in his career. Full story: https://www.tennispanorama.com/archives/71473


macOS Big Sur Is Bricking Some Older MacBook Pros: Now that macOS Big Sur has been released, we’re sure that some of you might be rushing out to upgrade to the latest version of macOS. However, before you do that, it should be noted that according to several user reports on the MacRumors forum, it appears that the latest update is bricking some older MacBook Pro models.
There have also been other reports sighted on Reddit and the Apple Support Communities. According to these reports, users are claiming that during the course of update to Big Sur, their laptops suddenly display a black screen and appears to be stuck that way. Users have tried resetting their laptops in a variety of ways, but apparently they are unable to and have not been able to bypass the black screen.
It is unclear if all MacBook Pros are affected by this, but so far a lot of the reports come from users who own the 2013 and mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro models, but this isn’t to say that newer models or the larger 15-inch or 16-inch models aren’t affected as well, just perhaps on a smaller scale. Full article:


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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