DigameXtra No. 1827 Tuesday, Dec. 29th, 2020

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Plus a Very Special Thanks to the 8 readers
who sent in Christmas donations
and to the Dutch lady who tipped me
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Due to the Covid restrictions, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

For the current official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/

 

Silvester Party: Bea’s Postamt, BLQ 80 Torrox Costa 29793
Dec 31, 7pm with DJ Dix  FB Page

 

New Years Eve Party: At Bar Familia with Flip & Friends 9pm.
4 Camino de Magiaza 29180 Ríogordo  FB Page

 

New Years Eve Party: With The Killer Rockets at Bar El Boquetillo, Frigiliana. 7:30pm €5. FB Page

 

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La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblo:
Our Christmas and New year holiday season times are in the poster below.
We will be changing our menu slightly and offering along side our a la carte dining, a new set menu available for both lunch and dinner.
We do advise booking if possible as we are limited to numbers.
We hope to see you all over the festive period, and thank you for supporting small businesses during this difficult year.
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Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
Tel: +34 952 535 471 or +34 659 002 036

 

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Haveli Restaurant: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 44, Nerja
Open every day during festive season. Visit our Facebook page to see photos of our dishes.
13:30-15:30 & 20:00-22:30 ; Take away or deliver
605 110 307 & 615 273 063 FB Page

 

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-Beautiful solid upcycled bedroom suite. Consists mirror Chest of drawers Matching bedside tables Natural with Emile chalk paint with clear Wax Measurements Mirror 65cms x 91cms
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-Beautiful slatted wood top with studs with wrought iron base Measurements 80 x 55.50 x 58cms Price 55€
-Lovely upcycled table with 2 pedestal table legs with extension. 2 carvers & 2 matching chairs new seat covers. Length 148cms Depth 92cms Height 73cms Price 160€
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Thanks: Just wanted to say a big thank you to Liz the English Nurse for her prompt help in providing us with a small wheel chair at very short notice over the Christmas period. Barbara, Torrox wickseyb at hotmail dot com

 

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The Board extends the current restrictions in Andalusia until January 10: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 12/28/2020 21:47
-The Board has announced the extension of the current restriction measures in Andalusia after the evaluation of the High Impact Alert Committee, which has recommended maintaining the current restrictions against the coronavirus, although it has called for prudence before the end of the year. .
-In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Family has indicated that the High Impact Public Health Alert Committee of Andalusia has met this afternoon and has recommended extending these measures over the next few days thanks to the stability that marks the epidemiological evolution in the region.
-In any case, the Ministry of Health and Family of the Junta de Andalucía carries out a continuous and daily assessment of the epidemiological and clinical data, and on January 4 an assessment will be made by the technical groups for decision-making. before January 10th.
-Given the imminent celebration of the end of the year and the beginning of 2021, the also known as the committee of experts “wants to send a message of prudence to the entire Andalusian population, stressing their duty to rigorously comply with the established norms and without forgetting the measures hygienic-sanitary that are key to overcoming the pandemic”.
-This extension of the measures was advanced this morning by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, who announced that his Government will maintain the same restrictions due to the covid-19 that are in force at least during this week, since the data indicate that they are “reasonable” based on the infections that are occurring.
-“Previous reports indicate that it will not be necessary to make changes at least this week,” the Andalusian president has advanced, adding that the community “has arrived at the beginning of Christmas with a reasonable rate and hospital situation, always with regard to worry and hope.
-For this reason he has asked “not to stop being cautious and not to lower your guard”, in addition to having “great respect for the virus, because there are hard months ahead and the utmost prudence and responsibility are needed.” Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-junta-prorroga-medidas-restriccion-hasta-10-enero-202012282144_noticia.html

 

Andalusia adds 567 coronavirus infections, second best Monday in three months: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 12/28/2020 19:57
-The contagions of coronavirus in Andalusia have receded notably. However, it does not seem a consequence of the beginning of the administration of the drug, since Mondays tend to show low data on infections, as a result of the under-notification on Sundays.
-In this way, Andalusia has added 567 new infections this Monday coronavirus, in the line of last Monday when they were detected, from the closest to the most distant 520, 718 and 714 new cases. This is the second best data for a Monday since September.
-Most of the infections continue to occur in the province of Cádiz , where 126 new infections have been added . It is followed by Malaga, with 108. These are the only two provinces that exceed the barrier of one hundred positives this Monday and, in addition, together they account for 42 percent of the total cases in the community . Behind are Seville (77 infections); Almeria (60); Jaén (60); Granada (50); Cordoba (48); and Huelva (36).
-On the other hand, Andalusia has exceeded 5,000 deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. The community broke this barrier on December 26, but until this Monday the Ministry of Health and Families had not updated the data of the last days. Thus, this Monday the total balance of deaths from Covid-19 in Andalusia is 5,070 people, 34 more than yesterday .
-It should be noted that the Board has notified 1,183 people this Monday cured of coronavirus , almost twice as many as people infected. Furthermore, since the start of the health crisis, 228,887 Andalusians have already recovered.
-With these data, Andalusia has decreased since December 24, the last day that data were updated on the portal of the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), its incidence rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days up to 135.1.
-Meanwhile, the pressure in Andalusian hospitals rises slightly this Monday. Thus, according to data from the Ministry of Health, in Andalusia there are 1,016 admitted for Covid-19 this Monday , 13 more than yesterday. However, there are 9 fewer in the ICU, that is, 224 people.
-The 1,016 hospitalized patients counted this Monday are 136 less than the 1,152 registered seven days ago, 1,692 less than the 2,708 registered on March 30 in the maximum peak of the first wave and 2,462 less than the 3,478 of the peak of hospitalized in the second wave on November 10 , notes Europa Press. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-567-contagios-coronavirus-segundo-mejor-lunes-tres-meses-202012281215_noticia.html

 

Andalusia detects five cases of new Covid strain from UK, with four more under observation: Spain’s Andalusia region has detected five cases of the new, more infectious coronavirus strain that has been identified in the United Kingdom, the regional health department has revealed. A further four patients are being monitored in the provinces of Málaga and Granada, the department added. All of the patients in question are progressing well. In all cases, they had returned to the region after having been in the United Kingdom. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-12-28/andalusia-detects-five-cases-of-new-covid-strain-from-uk-with-four-more-under-observation.html

 

Daily Express sounds alarm over ECJ ‘bombshell’ as Brexit reality emerges: Now that the euphoria of Boris Johnson’s Christmas-saving Brexit deal has died down, the inquisition into the various compromises and concessions made by Britain and the European Union has begun.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it has been kicked off by the Daily Express – which seems to have read the small print of the thousand-page agreement, and discovered that the European Court of Justice will not be eradicated entirely from British life on Friday morning.
But is far from clear-cut – and it does seem that ECJ judgments will still be enforceable in the UK when it comes to the European Union’s own programmes – like Horizon, the bloc’s scientific research initiative.
The deal reads: “Decisions adopted by the European Commission imposing a pecuniary obligation on legal or natural persons other than States in relation to any claims stemming from Union programmes, activities, actions or projects shall be enforceable in the United Kingdom…” Full article: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/daily-express-sounds-alarm-over-ecj-bombshell-as-brexit-reality-emerges/28/12/

 

Tennis News- Roger Federer Withdrawing From Australian Open: Roger Federer is withdrawing from the rescheduled Australian Open but still plans to play in 2021 once he recovers from two knee surgeries on his right knee in 2020. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamzagoria/2021/12/27/roger-federer-withdrawing-from-australian-open-working-on-schedule-for-2021/

 

For the latest COVID-19 info 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

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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Ambulance: 061
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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