DigameXtra No. 1857 Sunday, Jan. 31st, 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 effective 00:01 Sunday, Jan. 17th, see the News and COVID Info Reference in the News Section of this issue of DigameXtra https://digamextra.com/2021/01/17/digamextra-no-1843-sunday-jan-17th-2021/

Up-to-date Covid restriction information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

 

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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.

 

Feral Cat Colonies Conference: Almeria City hosts the fourth edition of the Jornadas Felinas Andaluzas conference, focusing on the region’s cats, on February 19 and 20. “The CER method (Trap, Neuter, Return) is about to become a reality in our city,” said Margarita Cobos, Almeria’s councillor for Environmental Sustainability.
“People will be attending from Spain and even South America, which underlines a generalised need for information and interest in learning how to do things better each day.”
Members of public wishing to attend the online conference can sign up until February 12 via the www.jornadasfelinasandaluzas.com webpage. This includes a €10 donation per person which will go the cat colonies and the Seven Lives association. Full article:
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/30/almeria-catcalls/

 

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 website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Brand New Mini PC computer, still sealed in box.
Minis Forum model GN 31 Mini PC
* Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
* Intel quad-core processor Pentium J3710 and fan cooling system. We have unlocked the 6.5W TDP restriction and increased the TDP threshold up to 9W (2.64GHz maximum speed) so that the CPU can run at the highest frequency for a long time without reducing the frequency. (Factory overclocked for max performance!)
* 4GB RAM LPDDR3 (On board, can’t be upgraded, no need to do so, this is more than sufficient for this comp for most users)
* 128Gb SSD PCI-E M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD, 5.6 times faster than eMMC style SSDs.
* Video- Intel 405; 4K @ 30Hz HD Graphics, supports 2x monitors using HDMI and VGA ports.
* 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x RJ45, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 3.5mm mic/headphone audio jack, 1x VESA bracket, 1x power adapter and 1x HDMI cable.
* Need more storage? Has built in slot for installing an additional hard drive (HDD) up to 2Tb. Also has a MicroSD Card reader, so you can add 128Gb or more of data storage on that as well.
* Dual band 2.4G/5G wifi, Bluetooth 4.2, Ethernet port.
* MINISFORUM offers one year (12 months) limited warranty. If item does not work as advertised due to a manufacturing defect customers can get their item repaired or replaced at our choice.
Notes: Applies to non-commercial use only. This warranty does not apply to any accidental damage, caused due to user’s negligence of usage. For warranty service return it to DoctorLaptop for shipping to repair facility.
* This mini PC will satisfy all users except perhaps heavy gamers. I have one of these. I watch steaming live sports in HD quality on a 50inch HDMI display and at the same time work on the internet with several windows open simultaneously on a 24 inch VGA display. Never a problem. Very impressive. Come by for a demo.
* Buyer supplies monitor(s), mouse and keyboard.
* Price €220.
* Optional W/D 500Gb HDD installed add €80.
* Optional Full Windows setup, for optimal performance, includes installing extra apps like Chrome Browser with uBlock ad blocker, VLC Media Player, Open Office, Adobe Reader, Cyberghost Free VPN, etc., add €40
* Contact DoctorLaptop by email and be sure to include your phone number. I will do call-backs this afternoon, in the order I receive the emails.
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

The new debate in Spain- should medical-grade face masks be mandatory?: I’m surprised that no-one has mentioned this, but some FFP2 masks (such as this one), have an exhalation valve allowing unfiltered breath to go out. This type of mask will only protect the wearer. They are designed for medical professionals and vulnerable individuals in high-risk situations, and not recommended for Covid-19 or any anti-viral use in public places, unless with another mask underneath.
I hope this doesn’t confuse an already complicated situation!
Rod, Competa, rodney.jones4ATgmailD0Tcom

 

Thanks: My Thanks to the Ladies in St Michaels Church Charity Shop in Nerja for the Bag full of Toiletries that I collected from there this Morning I was able to fill 3 shoe boxes with this kind donation to go towards the Shoe Box challenge that I am organizing to Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of The British Legion if any Digame readers are interested in this project please call me Dorothy Allen 643212944 Poppy Appeal Organizer

 

News & Articles

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BOJA that extends the Covid measures in Andalusia until February 15 published: {Summary, translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 01/30/2021 20:11
-The situation in Andalusia continues to be worrying. As much as it seems that the community had reached the peak of the third wave of the coronavirus, the Board is still very aware of the evolution, which forces them to continue imposing restrictions to reduce infections, hospitalizations and deaths. For this reason, the Government led by Juanma Moreno has decided to extend the current Covid measures another fifteen days in Andalusia for, as confirmed by the BOJA published this Saturday, January 30, since they lost their validity on Sunday, the 31st of this month. See BOJA announcement .
And it is that in recent dates all the records of the pandemic in Andalusia have been broken for the worse, to which must be added the uncertainty that exists among the experts regarding how the going to act new strains of the coronavirus are, like the British. The Board believed that it had reached the stabilization of the third wave and, therefore, the moment at which the curve enters the so-called “plateau”, but the data on Friday were again very worrying and generated another peak of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
Thus, the current Covid measures will remain in Andalusia until 11:59 p.m. on February 14, as can be read in the BOJA. With this, the Board seeks to produce not only this long-awaited stabilization of the curve, but also the beginning of the decline, since the measures imposed for this are quite restrictive and should take effect now. Even so, due to the existing concern, Juanma Moreno again asked this Friday that the Andalusians stay at home during the weekend and only have contact with the narrowest family nucleus. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-boja-prorroga-medidas-covid-andalucia-hasta-15-febrero-202101301719_noticia.html

 

Andalucía asks permission to confine and advance the curfew, again: {Summary, translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/30/2021 20:11
The Minister of the Presidency, Public Administration and the Interior, Elías Bendodo, has demanded this Saturday the Government of Spain modify the decree of the state of alarm so that the autonomous communities can advance the curfew and establish home confinements, since they are fighting against the advance of the coronavirus “with one arm tied behind his back.”
“We want the Government, if it decides to continue looking the other way in this third wave, to leave us to the communities . We are willing to assume the wear and tear, but they have to give us the tools to bring about the advance of the curfew or specific confinements based on the multiplication of cases, “he insisted. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-pide-confinar-y-adelantar-toque-queda-peleamos-brazo-atado-espalda-202101301745_noticia.html

 

The Andalusian municipalities that will leave the perimentral closure this Monday, February 1st: {Summary, translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 30/01/2021 20:17
-Almería: Huécija and María.
-Cádiz: none.
-Córdoba: Cañete de las Torres and Valsequillo.
-Granada: Albuñuelas, Benalúa de las Villas, Colomera, Cortes y Graena, Dehesas de Guadix, Fornes, Moraleda de Zafayona, Morelábor, Pórtugos, Quéntar and El Valle.
-Huelva: Aroche, Castaño del Robledo, Chucena and Corteconcepción.
-Jaén: Santiago de Calatrava, Fuerte del Rey, Torres, Santisteban del Puerto, Pozo Alcón and Villatorres.
-Malaga: Canillas de Albaida, Gaucín, Salares and Sayalonga.
-Seville: Lora de Estepa and Umbrete.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-municipios-andaluces-saldran-cierre-perimentral-este-lunes-1-febrero-202101302005_noticia.html

 

Ecologists denounce the construction of new Velez-Malaga reservoir over ‘illegalities’ and ‘potential risks’: They have raised concerns over “the illegality and potential risks of a reservoir for agricultural irrigation” that is being built on a farm in the centre of Chilches. President of GENA, Rafael Yus, said in a statement that a series of earthworks with heavy machinery have been taking place since last December on said farm, “supposedly destined for the cultivation of mangoes.” PHOTO:EWN/GENA. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/30/ecologists-denounce-the-construction-of-new-reservoir-over-illegalities-and-potential-risks/

 

WhatsApp now requires biometric authentication before allowing PC and web access: You’ll now have to confirm your identity using your biometric information to link a WhatsApp account to the PC or the web. The Facebook owned company has added a layer of protection to its apps in order to limit the chances of somebody else linking to your account without your knowledge or permission. As long as the phone you’re using has face or fingerprint unlock switched on, WhatsApp will ask you to go through the authentication process when you link your account to the service’s desktop app or web version.
After the service verifies your identity, you’ll then have to scan a QR code with your phone. The new biometric authentication feature is active by default, and the only way not to trigger it when linking your account is to completely switch off face or fingerprint unlock.
Full article: https://www.engadget.com/whatsapp-biometric-authentication-account-linking-080030297.html

 

WhatsApp Exploit Spreading New Android Malware: A newly discovered Android malware has been found to propagate itself through WhatsApp messages to your contacts in order to expand what appears to be an adware campaign.
“This malware spreads via victim’s WhatsApp by automatically replying to any received WhatsApp message notification with a link to a malicious Huawei Mobile app,” ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko said.
The link to the fake Huawei Mobile app, upon clicking, redirects users to a lookalike Google Play Store website.
Once installed, the wormable app prompts victims to grant it notification access, which is then abused to carry out the wormable attack.
This development once again underscores the need to stick to trusted sources to download third-party apps, verify if an app is indeed built by a genuine developer, and carefully scrutinize app permissions before installation.
But the fact the campaign cleverly banks on the trust associated with WhatsApp contacts implies even these countermeasures may not be enough. There are no known fixes available as of now.
Stefanko said the exact mechanism behind how it finds its way to the initial set of directly infected victims is not clear; however, it’s to be noted the wormable malware can potentially expand from a few devices to many others incredibly quickly.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/01/beware-new-wormable-android-malware.html

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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. 1856 Saturday, Jan. 30th, 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 effective 00:01 Sunday, Jan. 17th, see the News and COVID Info Reference in the News Section of this issue of DigameXtra https://digamextra.com/2021/01/17/digamextra-no-1843-sunday-jan-17th-2021/

Up-to-date Covid restriction information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

 

What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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

 

Trapiche Market Cancelled (probably?): (NOTE: This is a rerun of the post from last week. I have not heard from the organizers this week to confirm if it remains closed, but with all the new municipal restrictions I would be surprised if they were reopening next week. Call them if you need current info. I found no reopening announcement on their FB page. -Ed.)
Trapiche market is sadly closed this week due to the current covid regulations.
The market has a facebook page and most of the stall holders advertise their services and items there, some also take orders and delivery can be arranged.
Please support these small, local businesses which you can do by following them on facebook. Some businesses are able to work as they are not based in a municipality which is closed. You can contact most of the business via the Facebook link to Trapiche Market which you will find at the bottom of this advert.
We look forward to seeing you in the very near future. If you’d like more information please contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164
Facebook Page Trapiche Market

 

Seita & Friends show: When you can’t really go on a trip, we’re traveling in music! On Sunday 31.1. there are songs from different countries and cities at Restaurant Kukko: New York, New York, I love Paris, Are you going to San Francisco… what were there now?
You should reserve a spot in advance because there are only few to make the afternoon safe.
+ 34 646 111 203 or varaukset.kukko@gmail.com.
Tickets are 5 €
Restaurante Kukko, Av de Los Boliches 4, Fuengirola. FB Page

 

Bar Amsterdam- Torrox Costa: Sunday Jan 31st 3pm. Slowly starting up our activities with all precautions necessary!
New act in Torrox!
The great singer ‘AMELINDE‘!!!
Come in, have a drink enjoy the music!  FB Page

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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Tony Roam Transport & Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
17 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Guaranteed Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
-Next Guaranteed Scheduled Trip Leaving UK 25th January Arrive Spain 27th January
-Next Guaranteed Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain 7th February Arrive UK 9th February.
Additional unscheduled trips in between.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
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 / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
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Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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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
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
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English Nurse Care Team:
Personal Home Care and Nurse Support
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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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 website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE Organic & Aromatic Skincare for 40+
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
NEW PRODUCT- Face Cleanser With Bulgarian Rose is now available, 100% organic & vegan
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
Margaret Gosling
margaret@moonette.es
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For Sale: Lovely solid pink marble water feature with electric pump. 35cm wide x 40cm front to back. 30 Euros.
Close to Competa. Contact Mike or Linda. +34711003229 or +447813199963.

 

Wanted: Two/three bedroom house in campo wanted by Spanish lady with well behaved ten year old and small dog. Max £550 / month preferably near Pavo area, by Còmpeta- Torrox road. Tel-711010844 (WhatsApp) Amanda

 

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Covid Testing: This is a bit of a long shot, but does anyone know where I could get a Covid test done near the port of Bilbao, or point me in the right direction to get an answer? Thanks. Karen, Torre del Mar
sgal.fareham@hotmail.co.uk

 

Lost deliveries UK to Spain: In relation to missing parcels I would like to warn anyone thinking of using the services of (name removed to comply with online anti-defamation laws) in the UK.
I had a parcel collected by arrangement with (removed) and the company which was engaged to collect was (removed). Full tracking was promised.
I had tracking as far as collection then nothing further.
After 2weeks I contacted (removed) and reported the non-delivery. I was informed that an investigation would take place. I received no further communication.
After 3 weeks I again contacted them and I was informed that it was lost and because there was no insurance the case was closed.
I wrote to them again and received no acknowledgment of the e mail which I sent.
I have had issues with the company in the past when they broke some articles and refused to pay any compensation stating articles not covered.
I was not made aware that I needed to take out insurance in case they lost the parcel.
There appears therefore to be no way forward.
Box still lost.
Kevin, kevin.greensmithATgmailD0Tcom, Canillas de Albaida

 

Refurbishment Alloy wheels: Can anyone in Digame land assist.
I am looking for a company that refurbishes alloy wheels.
Any recommendations please contact Kevin.
kevin.Greensmith@Gmail.com
Canillas de Albaida.

 

What are mini PCs?: A mini PC combines the performance of a good laptop with the upgradability of a full-size desktop computer together in a package the size of a paperback book. Mini PCs are fast enough for anything other than high-end gaming, and unlike some laptops, they include all the ports you need to connect multiple monitors in 4K/HD, and your favourite wired or wireless keyboard and mouse.
As I reported some time ago, I have been testing a few different makes and models. Many mini PC manufacturers were previously in the TV box business, so their names may not be familiar to you like major computer makers would be. The logic is if they made good TV boxes, then their mini PCs should also be high quality. A few of the computer companies do make mini PCs, but other than Apple’s extremely expensive mini PC, these are not widely distributed, more a special-order item. However, for several years now, they are have been very popular in corporate workstations. And now the public is catching on as prices drop amid the new demand.
I have decided to go with mini PCs by a company called Minis Forum and will be selling both new and used ones from time to time. I have a demo model hooked up at my workshop feeding 2 large displays, 50inch for movies and 24inch for internet, running at the same time with no stuttering or overheating! It is really quite impressive how new tech and miniaturization now provide us with these very affordable, fully functioning computers in such a small, convenient package.
No more worry about spills on your laptop keyboard, or finding a laptop in your preferred language. External keyboards are cheap and easily available in different languages. Tight for space? These mini PCs come with mounting hardware that allows it to be mounted on the rear of many flat screen displays, or on a wall or bookshelf.
More details when I post specific models for sale starting tomorrow. -DoctorLaptop.

 

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Contagions double in 24 hours and break the downward trend of the third wave in Andalusia: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/29/2021 20:29
-There is no truce. The timid indications that the most acute phase of infections of the third wave of coronavirus in Andalusia had been overcome have disappeared this Friday with the registration of 7,759 new infections in 24 hours, twice as many as the previous day.
-The community adds another this Friday 90 deaths from the pandemic and increases its incidence rate to 891 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, similar to the national average, with Almería (1,133) and Huelva (1,062) as provinces with the highest incidence depending on of its population and Seville as the province with the best record, with 707 cases. The seven-day incidence rate (384), however, is still less than half that of two weeks ago.
*Hospitalized*
-Meanwhile, the is increasing healthcare pressure in Andalusian hospitals where a total of 4,500 covid patients are already being treated , 183 more than on Thursday. This is a figure never before reached in the pandemic. With this level of occupancy of Covid beds, the number of resources provided in the contingency plan activated two weeks ago by the Ministry of Health, which this Tuesday activated the following plan in anticipation of a ceiling of assistance of 7,500 coronavirus patients, breaks.
-Of the total number of beds occupied, 654 correspond to critical patients in Units Intensive Care , which have registered an increase in occupancy of 30 admissions in 24 hours.
-According to data from the Ministry of Health , the percentage of occupation of conventional hospital beds by covid patients is 25.6 percent, while that of ICU beds is close to 36 percent. Both records are at limits very high health alert. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-contagios-duplican-24-horas-y-rompen-tendencia-baja-tercera-andalucia-202101291256_noticia.html

 

The new debate in Spain: should medical-grade face masks be mandatory?: One year on, non-medical face masks continue to be allowed, even though health experts say they are not safe, given what is now known about how the virus is spread, and the emergence of new, more contagious strains, such as the B.1.1.7 variant detected in the United Kingdom. But if FFP2 masks – theoretically the most effective at stopping the virus – were mandatory, it is not likely that there would be sufficient capacity to produce this level of supply, according to the Association of Personal Protective Equipment Companies (Asepal).
Other countries are already cracking down on non-medical masks on the grounds that they do not provide enough protection from the virus. France issued a decree last Thursday banning certain homemade masks from being worn in public. Under the decree, only three types of masks are recommended: surgical, the FFP2 and fabric masks made to category 1 standards, which filter at least 90% of three-micrometer particles. In Germany, residents cannot enter closed spaces, such as supermarkets and offices, with fabric masks. Only FFP2 and KN95, both considered personal protective equipment (PPE), and blue surgical masks, which filter more than 90% of particles, are allowed. In Bavaria, FFP2 masks have been mandatory since last Monday.
While surgical masks can be bought for €0.15, PPE masks cost at least €2. Given that they are only effective for eight hours of use, an individual would have to spend €60 a month if they needed to use one a day.
Full article:
https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-01-29/the-new-debate-in-spain-should-medical-grade-face-masks-be-mandatory.html

 

Junta extends the regional Covid-19 restrictions in Andalucía until 15 February: The Junta de Andalucía has announced a two-week extension – until 15 February – of the mobility, meeting and business restrictions currently in force and approved on 15 January.
As there has been no significant change in the pandemic situation in the region, a new order will be published in the BOJA official gazette this Saturday (30 January) that extends the current measures until midnight on 15 February, a spokesman for the Andalusian government announced. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202101/29/junta-extends-regional-covid-20210129124843.html

 

EU approves AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine: The European Union has given the green light to the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, despite Germany’s qualms about its effectiveness in seniors. The European Medicines Agency recommended the product for all adults. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/eu-approves-astrazeneca-coronavirus-vaccine/a-56378814

 

Town hall reactivates controversial plan to develop Nerja’s El Playazo beach: The plan has been held back for over 10 years by opposition from the approximately 100 owners of farmland which runs along the 1.2-kilometre stretch of undeveloped beach. PHOTO:SUR. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/29/town-hall-reactivates-plans-20210129102615-v.html

 

Counterfeit cosmetic products seized in police raid: A woman in Alhaurín de la Torre has been charged by police for her alleged involvement in a crime against industrial property after finding counterfeit nail products in her shop.
The National Police investigation found a total of 806 items that reproduced, without permission, the registered designs of well-known brands. Among the items seized by officers were stickers, 3D pieces, foils and masks. PHOTO:POLICIA-NATIONAL. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/29/counterfeit-cosmetic-products-seized-20210129121320.html

 

France closes its borders to non-EU countries: French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Friday night that the country would shut its borders to arrivals from outside the EU, warning of a “great risk” from the new variants of Covid-19.
However, officials insist there will be no repeat of scenes witnessed in December, when thousands of lorry drivers were left stranded over Christmas due to restrictions on travel from the UK.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said goods would continue to flow across the Channel despite the new measures. Full article:
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/france-closes-its-borders-to-non-eu-countries-but-freight-e2-80-98will-continue-to-flow-e2-80-99/ar-BB1ddS81

 

EU u-turns on invoking Northern Ireland safeguard mechanism: Today’s (29 January) Commission announcement on a temporary transparency and authorization mechanism on vaccines backfired when it became clear that it could potentially trigger the safeguarding mechanism (Article 16) of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The realization that the European Commission had invoked the article to avoid vaccines being routed through Northern Ireland to Great Britain, should an export restriction be imposed – however unlikely – provoked strong reactions from politicians in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK.
Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to trigger article 16 in retaliation. In a video message Foster claimed that the EU was trying to block the supply of a vaccine into the United Kingdom and “in one fell swoop” had reintroduced a hard border. Full article: https://www.eureporter.co/frontpage/2021/01/29/eu-u-turns-on-invoking-northern-ireland-safeguard-mechanism/

 

Power Outages As Yet More Earthquakes Strike Granada: Power outages and cracked streets as yet more earthquakes strike Granada. Three more earthquakes were recorded in Granada early on Friday morning, January 29. Two magnitude 3 tremors were recorded in Atarfe at 4.46am and 5am while another 3.3 magnitude quake rocked Santa Fe at 8.11am, according to the National Geographic Institute (IGN). Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/29/power-outages-as-yet-more-earthquakes-strike-granada/

 

Football News- 2021 Copa del Rey: With the last 16 matches completed, the Copa del Rey quarter-final draw took place on Friday.
-Barcelona playing away to Granada. The last time both these sides met Barca came out on top by winning 4-0 at the Estadio Nuevo de Los Cármenes.
-2019-20 finalists Athletic Bilbao will also be travelling to Andalusia to face Real Betis.
-Sevilla are away to Segunda División club Almería.
-The final match sees Levante at home to Villarreal. These matches will take place on 2nd, 3rd and 4th February.
Source: https://www.besoccer.com/new/copa-del-rey-quarter-final-draw-947144

 

Tennis News- Australian Open to allow up to 30,000 fans to attend per day: A daily crowd capacity of 30,000 will be permitted for the first eight days of the tournament, split equally between day and night sessions. It will then be reduced to 25,000 from the quarter-finals – half the average attendance of previous years.
The Australian Open runs from 8-21 February in Melbourne.
“Over the 14 days, it means we will have up to 390,000 people here at Melbourne Park, about 50% of the average over the past few years,” said Martin Pakula. PHOTO:GETTY. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/55866539

 

F1 News- Formula 1 sets 3:00 p.m. as the start time for European races: The start of the European races of the 2021 Formula One World Championship has been set at the 15.00 hours (one less GMT), despite the request of the teams to recover the 14.00 from other years, according to the program announced by the International Federation (FIA).
Free practice on Fridays will take place in two one-hour sessions , instead of an hour and a half. In European time (one hour less GMT) the sessions will begin at 11.30am and 3.00pm.
Saturdays, the third free practice session It will start at 12.00 and the qualification at 15.00.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the first Grand Prix of the season in Australia has been delayed from March 21 to November 21, so that the World Cup 2021 It will begin on the weekend of March 28 in Bahrain.
The Chinese GP , scheduled for April 11, has been postponed without a new date. For the moment, the second race of the World Championship will be on April 18 in Imola (Italy), and the third one – on May 2 – still has no headquarters, even though Portimao (Portugal) is the one that seems to have the most possibilities. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/formula-1-sets-300-p-m-as-the-start-time-for-european-races/

 

Lottery Results:
-The result of today’s Bonoloto Friday, January 29, 2021 is: 07, 10, 26, 33, 34 and 40, the complementary number being twenty-one and the refund on 04.
-The winning combination in the draw EuroMillions of Friday, January 29, 2021 corresponds to the one formed by the following numbers 1, 5, 27, 36 and 42 and the stars one Y 6 .
The Million code has been the KFF37185.
Source: https://spainsnews.com/

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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

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Nerja 952 524 519
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DigameXtra No. 1855 Friday, Jan. 29th, 2021

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Up-to-date Covid restriction information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

 

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Felix Rossy & Pablo Guzman show: Sat. Jan 30th 4pm. Guitar & Trumpet
The Hall, Calle Heroe de Sostoa 65, 29002 Málaga. €8 at door.
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Ska Brunch w/ Steve Owen live: Saturday Jan 30th, 12 PM.
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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa!
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. Winter hours with current curfew: Thursday thru Sunday 13.00-17.00. Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. For reservation 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/

 

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Casa Magel: We are open for business to anyone who is not locked down (check with mapacovid.es). Valle De Abdalajis is not in a zone of closure.
We can have 4 people to stay and there is plenty of room for social distancing and all safety measures have been taken.
So anyone who needs a nice comfortable break come and see us.
We have 2 specials at the moment:
-2 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine. 130€
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine and 1 day tapas & drinks for 2 at a local bar or in house. 175€
Perfect for anyone celebrating a special occasion or just need to get away, at Casa Magel we spoil our guests. Good food and we have wonderful views, an outside Andalucian kitchen with tea and coffee on the house. Our rooms are nicely furnished. There is loads of space and lots of lovely walks. The pool is now closed for refurbishment.
For a breath of clean mountain air come & visit or book now for later.
http://www.casamagel.com
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LOST ITEM- REWARD OFFERED: I recently lost my treasured walking stick in or around the Nerja area. It’s got a brass / gold type “dog / dragon” head and a brown wooden shaft. Reward for safe recovery. Please contact Gerry, Nerja, at
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Andalusia exceeds the peak of the third wave of coronavirus adding 82 deaths: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/28/2021 20:39
-Since the beginning of January it has registered 3,477 new patients or, in other words, in a single month it has multiplied by five the number of people who need health care due to the pandemic. From 900 hospitalized patients that were registered on January 2, to the 4,417 that there are this Thursday, 624 of them in the ICU.
-However, based on the data, there appears to be a slowdown in hospitalization for coronavirus. Thus, Andalusia has been recording less than 150 new hospitalized for two days. They are still very high figures but the previous ten days had more than 200 daily entries.
This data seems to point to the theory that the community would already be past the peak of the third wave , which would fall timidly. It is something that can be seen in the infections and the incidence rate, which is moderating and now also in hospitalized patients.
ICU and dead, very high
-However now the focus is on ICUs and the dead. Due to the evolution of the pandemic, it is to be expected that those continue to rise as those who require intensive care and, later, the deceased will skyrocket.
-Meanwhile, infections do experience a notable drop this Thursday. There are 3,676 new infections that the Board has notified, which is almost half that of yesterday Wednesday and, more importantly, the best Thursday in two weeks. Normally this day there is usually a rise in cases and reflects the general state of the pandemic. Thus, those fewer than 4,000 positives would indicate that, indeed, the third wave has already reached its peak.
-The bad news is in the deceased, who have added another 82. Andalusia remains for the third day above 80 deaths and, in just three days it has added 249 fatalities.
-A reflection of the contention of the third wave is that the cumulative incidence (AI) already drops significantly. This Thursday marks 877 compared to 915 yesterday . It is a decline that marks a new trend in the pandemic and seems to relax somewhat the rhythm of the third wave, which would have already passed the peak. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-supera-pico-tercera-coronavirus-aunque-suma-82-muertes-202101281343_noticia.html

 

Complete list of Andalusian towns with closure or that will cease activity from Saturday, January 30: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/28/2021 20:37
-Today, Thursday, January 28, 2021, the meetings of the Public Health Alert committees have been held in the eight provinces that determine which towns will be confined to the perimeter and which, in addition, will stop all non-essential activities. The new measures will come into force at 00:00 on Saturday, January 30, 2021, after being published in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA). For your interest we reproduce the complete list:
***Municipalities with between 500 and 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants or within 14 days of special measures (Perimeter closure)***
-Almeria: Alicún, Bayárcal, Bédar, Beires, Canjáyar, Cantoria, El Ejido, Felix, Huécija, Huércal Overa, Líjar, Lucainena de las Torres, Padules, Pulpí, Roquetas de Mar, Vícar and Zurgena.
-Cádiz: Alcalá de los Gazules, Alcalá del Valle, Algeciras, Algodonales, Bornos, Cádiz, Chiclana de la Frontera, El Gastor, Espera, Grazalema, Medina Sidonia, Puerto Real, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Tarifa, Olvera and Torre Alháquime.
-Córdoba: Almedinilla, Cabra, Cañete de las Torres, Carcabuey, Carlota (La), Castro del Río, Córdoba, Doña Mencía, Espejo, Espiel, Guadalcázar, Hornachuelos, Lucena, Luque, Montalbán de Córdoba, Montilla, Palenciana, Posadas, Santa Eufemia, Victoria (La), Villafranca de Córdoba, Villaharta, Villanueva de Córdoba, Villanueva del Rey, Villaviciosa and Zuheros
-Pomegranate: Albolote, Albuñol, Albuñuelas, Alhendín, Alicún de Ortega, Almuñécar, Armilla, Atarfe, Benamaurel, Benalúa, Cájar, Caniles, Cenes de la Vega, Cijuela, Cortes de Baza, Cortes and Graena, Cuevas del Campo, Cúllar Vega, Churriana de la Vega, Darro, Dehesas de Guadix, Dílar, Domingo Pérez, Dollar, Dúrcal, Dúdar, El Valle, Fonelas, Granada, Gójar, Guadix, Güéjar Sierra, Huétor Tajar, Huéscar, Jayena, Jun, Juviles, Las Gabias, Lanteira, La Peza, Lecrín, Maracena, Motril, Monachil, Montejícar, Montefrío, Moraleda de Zafayona, Nigüelas, Otívar, Pinos Genil, Puebla de Don Fadrique, Quéntar, Salar, Salobreña, Santa Fe, Trevélez, Valderrubio, Zalabí Valley, Vegas del Genil, Velez de Benaúdalla, Villa de Otura, Villanueva de las Torres, Víznar, Zafarraya and Zújar.
-Huelva: Alosno, Aroche, Bollullos Par del Condado, Bonares, Cabezas Rubias, Chucena, Corteconcepción, Cortegana, El Almendro, Escacena del Campo, Gibraleón, Higuera de la Sierra, Huelva, La Nava, Manzanilla, Minas de Riotinto, Moguer, Nerva, Palos de la Frontera, Puebla de Guzmán, Rociana del Condado, San Juan del Puerto, Trigueros, Villablanca and Zalamea.
-Jaén: Alcaudete, Aldeaquemada, Arquillos, Bailén, Bélmez de la Moraleda, Carboneros, Castillo de Locubín, Cazorla, Escañuela, Fuerte del Rey, Génave, Hinojares, Larva, La Iruela, La Puerta de Segura, Jaén, Jimena, Linares, Mancha Real, Marmolejo, Martos, Mengíbar, Peal de Becerro, Pegalajar, Pozo Alcón, Puente de Génave, Sabiote, Santiago de Calatrava, Santiago-Pontones, Santisteban del Puerto, Siles, Torredonjimeno, Torres and Úbeda.
-Málaga: Algarrobo, Almáchar, Alozaina, Antequera, Archez, Archidona, Benalmádena, Benamargosa, Canillas de Albaida, Campillos, Carratraca, Cártama, Casares, Colmenar, Comares, Cortes de la Frontera, Cuevas de San Marcos, Fuengirola, Fuente de Piedra, Gaucín, Genalguacil, Humilladero, Istán, Iznate, Macharaviaya, Mijas, Montejaque, Málaga, Ojén, Periana, Rincón de la Victoria, Riogordo, Sayalonga, Torremolinos, Torrox, Totalán, Villanueva de la Concepción, Villanueva de Tapia, Viñuela and Yunquera.
-Sevilla: Alcalá de Guadaíra, Alcalá del Río, Alcolea del Río, Almadén de la Plata, Almensilla, Aznalcóllar, Brenes, Bormujos, Camas, Carmona, Casariche, Castilblanco de los Arroyos, Castilleja de Guzmán, Castilleja de la Cuesta, Cazalla de la Sierra, Coria del Río, Corrales (Los), Cuervo (El), Dos Hermanas, Espartinas, Gelves, Gerena, Gines, Herrera, Isla Mayor, Lantejuela, Lebrija, Lora de Estepa, Mairena del Alcor, Mairena del Aljarafe, Molares (Los) , Morón, Olivares, Pedrera, Peñaflor, Puebla del Río, Rinconada (La), Roda de Andalucía (La), San Juan de Aznalfarache, Seville, Tomares, Umbrete, Utrera and Villanueva de San Juan.
***Municipalities with more than 1,000 cases per inhabitant or within 14 days of special measures ( Perimeter closure and non-essential activity closure)***
-Almeria: Abla, Adra, Albox, Alhama de Almería, Almería, Almócita, Antas, Arboleas Armuña de Almanzora, Bacares, Balanegra, Benahadux, Bentarique, Carboneras, Cóbdar, Cuevas del Almanzora, Chirivel, Fines, Fiñana, Gádor, Huércal de Almería, Los Gallardos, Garrucha, Gérgal, Laujar de Andarax, Macael, María, Mojácar, Níjar, Olula del Río, Oria, Partaloa, Pechina, Purchena, Rioja, Santa Cruz de Marchena, Serón, Sorbas, Tabernas, Taberno, Tíjola, Turre, Urrácal , Vélez Blanco, Vélez Rubio, Vera and Viator.
-Cádiz: Algar, Arcos de la Frontera, Benalup-Casas Viejas, Benaocaz, Castellar de la Frontera, Chipiona, Conil de la Frontera, Jerez de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, La Linea de la Concepción, Los Barrios, Prado del Rey, Rota , San Fernando, San Martín del Tesorillo, San Roque, San José del Valle, Setenil de las Bodegas, Trebujena, Vejer and Villamartín.
-Córdoba: Alcaracejos. Almodóvar del Río, Añora, Belalcázar, Belmez, Benamejí, Blázquez (Los), Carpio (El), Dos Torres, Encinas Reales, Fernán Núñez, Fuente la Lancha, Fuente Obejuna, Granjuela (La), Guijarrosa (La), Guijo ( El), Hinojosa del Duque, Iznájar, Montemayor, Moriles, Nueva Carteya, Obejo, Palma del Río, Pedroche, Peñarroya Pueblonuevo, Pozoblanco, Rambla (La), Rute, San Sebastián de los Ballesteros, Torrecampo, Valsequillo and Villanueva del Duque.
-Pomegranate: Alamedilla, Alfacar, Algarinejo, Alquife, Baza, Beas de Granada, Benalúa de las Villas, Busquistar, Bubión, Calicasas, Campotéjar, Capileira, Castilléjar, Chauchina, Chimeneas, Colomera, Cogollos de Guadix, Cogollos de la Vega, Cúllar, Deifontes, Diezma, Escúzar, Fornes, Fuente Vaqueros, Gorafe, Guadahortuna, Huélago, Huétor Vega, Huétor Santillan, Huéneja, Íllora, Iznalloz, Láchar, La Malahá, La Tahá, La Zubia, Loja, Moclín, Montillana, Morelábor, Nevada, Nívar, Ogíjares, Padul, Hazards, Pedro Martínez, Polopos, Pórtugos, Pinos Puente, Piñar, Pulianas, Purullena, Sorvilán, Soportújar, Torre Cardela, Turón, Ugíjar, Válor, Ventas de Huelma, Villanueva de Mesía and Zagra.
-Huelva: Aljaraque, Aracena, Ayamonte, Beas, Berrocal, Calañas, Cartaya, Castaño del Robledo, El Cerro de Andévalo, Encinasola, Isla Cristina, La Palma del Condado, Lepe, Paymogo, Punta Umbría, San Bartolomé de la Torre, Villalba del Alcor, Villanueva de las Cruces, Villanueva de los Castillejos and Villarrasa.
-Jaén: Arroyo del Ojanco, Baeza, Baños de la Encina, Beas de Segura, Begíjar, Cabra del Santo Cristo, Campillo de Arenas, Canena, Castellar, Cazalilla, Chiclana de Segura, Guarromán, Hornos de Segura, Huelma, Ibros, Jamilena, Jódar, Los Villares, Lupión, Navas de San Juan, Noalejo, Orcera, Quesada, Rus, Santo Tomé, Segura de la Sierra, Torreblascopedro, Torredelcampo, Torreperogil, Valdepeñas de Jaén, Villacarrillo, Villanueva del Arzobispo, Villarrodrigo and Villatorres.
-Málaga: Alameda, Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Algatocín, Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Almargen, Álora, Ardales, Arriate, Benamocarra, Benarrabá, Cartajima, Casabermeja, Cañete la Real, Coín, Cútar, El Borge, Estepona, Faraján, Igualeja, Manilva, Marbella, Moclinejo, Mollina, Monda, Pizarra, Ronda, Salares, Teba, Tolox, Villanueva del Rosario, Villanueva del Trabuco and Vélez Málaga.
-Sevilla: Algaba (La), Algámitas, Arahal, Benacazón, Burguillos, Cabezas de San Juan (Las), Cantillana, Estepa, Garrobo (El), Gilena, Osuna, San Nicolás del Puerto, Santiponce, Saucejo (El), Palacios and Villafranca ( Los), Palmar de Troya (El), Puebla de Cazalla (La), Puebla de los Infantes (La), Pruna, Ronquillo (El), Villaverde del Río and Viso del Alcor (El). Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-lista-completa-pueblos-andaluces-cierre-o-cesaran-actividad-desde-sabado-30-enero-202101282029_noticia.html

 

A new 4.3 magnitude earthquake with an epicentre in Santa Fe once again shakes Granada and part of Andalusia: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/28/2021 20:37
A new earthquake struck has Granada again this Thursday afternoon. Exactly at 7:49 p.m. and with its epicentre again in Chauchina , according to data from the National Geographical Institute, it had a magnitude of 4.3 degrees at a depth of three kilometres.
The new earthquake, which adds to those that occurred last Saturday and Tuesday night, has been felt by a large part of the population. But not only from Granada. Also in other Andalusian provinces such as Córdoba and Málaga, users of social networks are expressing that they have perceived it.
In reality, the metropolitan area of ​​Granada has been shaking all afternoon this Thursday. Around an hour before, and this time with the epicentre in Santa Fe, another earthquake has occurred. This 3.6 degrees that could be felt in the capital of Granada and much of the metropolitan belt, as well as in Loja, in the Poniente de Granada , and Malaga municipalities such as Torremolinos and Vélez Málaga, according to information on the IGN website. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/granada/sevi-nuevo-terremoto-granada-202101281959_noticia.html

 

Portugal closes land border with Spain as virus cases soar: Portugal has announced it will close land borders with Spain from Friday for a period of at least two weeks as it attempts to contain virus. The Portuguese Interior Minister Eduardo Cabrita announced that closure on Thursday in the light of “exponential growth” of infections.
The government “will adopt a measure to limitation of travel to and from Portugal for the next 15 days,” he said, banning “access by air, water or land, except in exceptional cases”. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210128/portugal-closes-land-border-with-spain-as-virus-cases-soar

 

German Panel Advises Against AstraZeneca Jab For Over-65s: Germany’s vaccine commission said Thursday it could not recommend the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for older people, the latest twist in a row over the jab that has put Britain and the EU on a collision course.
The panel of scientific experts, called STIKO, said the vaccine should only be given to people aged 18 to 65 years old as “there is currently insufficient data to assess the efficacy of the vaccine for persons aged 65 years and older”.
AstraZeneca and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson immediately defended the jabs, which have already been widely used in Britain on older people.
AstraZeneca’s vaccine has not been granted approval yet for general use in the European Union. But the bloc’s medicines regulator EMA is poised to authorise it on Friday. Full article: https://www.ibtimes.com/german-panel-advises-against-astrazeneca-jab-over-65s-3132764

 

Bison Whisperers Wanted- bison rangers for woodland in the Garden of England: Conservationists in England are looking for the country’s first ever rangers to look after European bison, Europe’s largest land mammal, which is being introduced to Kent more than 15,000 years after its ancestors roamed the landscape.
The ideal applicant would need to understand animal behaviour, he said, but they were not expected to have worked with bison before, “because you can’t until now”. If not a stampede, there has certainly been a rush of applicants for the two jobs.
The bison, which will come from the Netherlands, Romania or Poland, will be kept in a near wild state, he said, helping to manage the woodland by their unique ability to fell trees by rubbing up against them and eating the bark, creating space for other species to thrive. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-nature-bison/wanted-bison-rangers-for-woodland-in-the-garden-of-england-idUSKBN29X0Q7

 

Facebook beatdown- oversight board overrules company on most censorship cases in first test: Deciding its first-ever cases, Facebook Inc’s oversight board ruled on Thursday that the social media company was wrong to remove four of five pieces of content the board reviewed, including posts Facebook took down for violating rules on hate speech and harmful COVID-19 misinformation.
Facebook said it would abide by the board’s decisions. The group, which was created by Facebook in response to criticism of the way it treats problematic content, also called for the company to be clearer about its rules on what is allowed on its platforms. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-oversight/facebook-oversight-board-overrules-company-on-most-cases-in-first-test-idUSKBN29X1WV

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook rails against ‘purveyors of fake news’ as Facebook feud rages on: Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the virtual stage of the Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection (CPDP) conference on Thursday, attacking social media sites for allowing the spread of misinformation – an apparent barb aimed at Facebook (FB), though he didn’t mention its name.
In his speech, Cook laid into algorithm-driven social media platforms, painting them as, “An interconnected ecosystem of companies and data brokers, of purveyors of fake news and peddlers of division, of trackers and hucksters just looking to make a quick buck.”
Cook’s appearance followed Apple’s announcement that it will soon launch a controversial privacy feature that gives users the ability to stop apps from tracking their activity to collect information for advertisers. The feature could hurt Facebook and other apps that benefit from targeted advertising dollars. Full article: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ceo-tim-cook-rails-against-purveyors-of-fake-news-as-facebook-feud-rages-on-185237744.html

 

China Begins Using Anal Swabs To Detect COVID-19 Cases!?!: Some Chinese cities are using samples taken from the anus to detect potential COVID-19 infections as China steps up screening to make sure no potential carrier of the new coronavirus is missed amid regional outbreaks and ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays.
Anal swabs require inserting a cotton swab 3 to 5 centimetres (1.2 to 2.0 inch) into the anus and gently rotating it. Last week, a Beijing city official said that anal swabs were taken from over 1,000 teachers, staffers and students at a primary school in the city after an infection had been found. Their nose and throat swabs and serum samples were also collected for testing. PHOTO: ChinaProctologyUnion. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-testing-idUSKBN29W1RN

 

First day of perimeter closure sees a dozen ‘violations’ in Almuñecar: Police set up controls at entry and exit points in the municipality on Wednesday, January 28, and have already processed a dozen sanctions for for “violating the said lockdown decree”, according to Local Police Chief Manuel Ledesma.
These checks also affected buses of regular lines travelling to and from other localities and provinces. The controls are being carried out in collaboration with the Guardia Civil, focusing on access to and from the N-340, A7 both in Almuñécar and La Horseshoe, and the A-4050 known as ‘La Cabra that links Almuñécar with Granada by the Valley of Rio Verde. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/28/first-day-of-perimeter-closure-sees-a-dozen-violations-in-almunecar/

 

2021 First Full Moon- The History of ‘Wolf Moon’: The last week of January will be the once-a-year opportunity to experience the first full moon of 2021. the celestial event comes in many names across several places. In the US, this winter event is called the wolf moon. Some weather-related nicknames for January’s full moon include the Freeze Moon, the Frost Exploding Moon, and the Cold Moon, the Old Farmer’s Almanac added.
The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2:16 p.m. EST (1916 GMT), according to NASA. The moon will be in the constellation Cancer and rises just a few minutes before sunset. The full moon will serve as a great reference point for stargazers trying to find Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Full article: https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/45099/20210128/2021-s-wolf-moon-first-full-year.htm

 

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Sissy’s Bar- Torrox Costa: This German theme bar on the east side of BLQ 77 is now the Bloque 77 Bar. Drinks, snacks and small terrace.

 

Juan Luis Pascual Sanchez show: Saturday Jan 30 at Bio Beach Club, Paseo Marítimo Nª5 El Morche 29793 – (seafront) from 2:00 p.m. Reservations: 657 364 594
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“Lost” deliveries from the UK: Our experience may explain the problems to which Naythan has referred. A package including winter clothes that we had sent from the UK in December has been listed as “lost” by the booking agent and the carrier for the whole of January. “Customer services” encouraged us to accept that it was never going to be delivered and to make a claim against the included insurance, but this would be honoured only for new items where we could produce the purchase receipt. We escalated it and it was found that the box is in a depot in Koln, Germany – where it has been since its delivery to Spain was stopped. The UK Government requires that it, along with other items that were in transit in December, is returned to the UK but have provided no instructions to the couriers as to the customs and other requirements that will have to be met. So it along with thousands of other failed deliveries remains in limbo whilst we shiver. James, Archez jamesdotmcculloch10@gmaildotcom

 

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Moreno- ‘We do not have enough vaccines … we won’t even reach 14 per cent of the population before the summer’: The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has claimed this Wednesday that the region is not receiving enough doses to reach the vaccination goal of 70 per cent of the population by the summer.
Moreno said, during a visit to a children’s hospital in Seville, “We do not have enough vaccines and at this rate we will not even reach 14 per cent of the population before summer.” Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202101/27/moreno-have-enough-vaccines-20210127175443.html

 

Earthquakes Update: A series of earthquakes shook Granada province, in southern Spain, on Tuesday night.
The first two were felt at 9.36pm in Santa Fe and in Chauchina, near the city of Granada, with registered magnitudes of 4.3 and 4.1 on the Richter scale, according to provisional estimates by the National Geographic Institute (IGN).
According to the IGN, a total of around 10 quakes with magnitudes above 2.9 were felt clearly between 9.36pm and 10.18pm in the city of Granada and its metropolitan area, which is home to around half a million people.
The Tuesday tremors come on top of a series of quakes to have recently hit the Granada area. There have been over 100 in the last 10 days, the most powerful of which took place last Saturday, when a magnitude 4.4 quake was felt in Santa Fe, just a few kilometers from the city of Granada, causing some damage to homes and other buildings. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2021-01-27/series-of-earthquakes-shakes-spains-granada-province.html

 

UK imposes hotel quarantine for travellers from COVID-19 hotspots: The UK today announced people arriving home from 22 “high risk” countries will have to undergo a 10-day hotel quarantine at their own expense — taking a leaf out of Australia’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic — as the country tightens border controls to try to curb one of the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the tougher new rules would apply to travellers from “red list countries where we have particular concern about new variants.”
Non-UK residents will be refused entry, while British citizens and permanent residents will be picked up straight from the airport and transferred to government-provided accommodation where they will begin their mandatory stay.
The announcement came a day after the UK yesterday reached the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths — the first country in Europe to do so.
Johnson also said that travellers will be questioned as to their purpose for travel.
“I want to make clear that under the stay-at-home regulations it is illegal to leave home to travel abroad for leisure purposes and we will enforce this at ports and airports by asking people why they are leaving and instructing them to return home if they do not have a valid reason to travel,” he said.
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel later announced that people wishing to travel out of the UK will have to first make a declaration proving that their journey is essential.
It comes on top of the January 18 announcement that all travellers entering the UK, including British citizens, must present a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Prior to that date, the borders had been open with no test requirements.
The full list of 22 “red list” countries is still to be announced, but will include South Africa, Portugal and South American nations.
The new policy might take weeks to come into effect, as the new accommodations are not yet ready. References: https://www.9news.com.au/world/uk-imposes-hotel-quarantine-for-travellers-from-covid-19-hotspots/0e710a7c-1008-4c59-92fd-edaf15a6eeb6
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Boris Johnson effectively extends UK coronavirus lockdown after delaying school reopenings: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson effectively extended a national coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday after ruling out a return to school for most students until at least March 8. The lockdown initially went into effect on Jan. 5 and was set to last through at least mid-February in an effort to combat a variant of the coronavirus that was rapidly spreading in the region.
But Johnson told lawmakers on Wednesday that the U.K. remains in a “perilous situation” with more than 37,000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, nearly double the number during the country’s previous peak in April.
Johnson said the return date for students depends on the progress of vaccinating those in the four most vulnerable groups with their first dose by Feb. 15, and that he will release a “roadmap” for the “gradual and phased” easing of coronavirus restriction the week of Feb. 22. Full article: https://www.foxnews.com/world/boris-johnson-uk-coronavirus-lockdown-school-reopenings-delay

 

Merck discontinues work on Covid-19 vaccine candidates: Merck officials said the decision followed a review of phase-I clinical studies of its vaccine candidates. The data, the company said, showed the experimental vaccines were generally well tolerated, but the immune responses generated were inferior to those seen following natural infection and those reported for other Covid-19 vaccines. Full article: https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2021/01/25/merck-halts-work-on-covid-19-vaccine-candidate.html

 

Fauci said it is ‘common sense’ to wear 2 masks to stop the spread of COVID-19: “If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” Fauci said on NBC News’ TODAY. “That’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N-95.”
The type of mask you double up on will affect the level of protection it provides. For example, it’s better to use a double-layered cloth mask for the outside layer and a disposable surgical mask for the inside, rather than using two single-layered masks together. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/fauci-said-it-is-common-sense-to-wear-2-masks-to-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-heres-how-to-do-it/ar-BB1d4COS

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
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DigameXtra No. 1853 Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 2021

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Up-to-date Covid restriction information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

 

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NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS:

Most of Andalucia’s towns, including TORROX are now in Level 4, Grade 1 municipal perimeter restrictions. See today’s news section for details.

Level 4 = Province restriction ; Level 4 Grade 1 = Municipal restriction ; Level 4 Grade 2 = Municipal restriction plus non-essential services shut.

 

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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!
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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.
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Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
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Vetiver Spain is located in Sayalonga.
We have 2 new videos showing an experiment planting Vetiver in a tall Ornamental pot showing the results of the root growth after about 8 months.
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These short videos show you the incredible root system of Vetiver is and why it is so beneficial to fighting erosion and preserving top soil.
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We also have Lemon Grass and Moringa Seedlings available now.
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Earthquake: Did we feel and earthquake at 22.38 last night?
Tom, Alcaucin, tom22hol@gmail.com
( Yes, it was a 4.4 earthquake in Atarfe, Spain. see:
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?currentFeatureId=us7000d3it&extent=-85.67541,-330.46875&extent=85.67541,324.84375&listOnlyShown=true&timeZone=utc -Ed.)

 

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The BOJA publishes the NEW municipalities with perimeter closure in Andalusia (Level 4, Grade 1) for Wednesday, January 27: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 26/01/2021 16: 21
-The Andalusian Government has published in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) the new list of municipalities that, after exceeding the barrier of 500 cases of Covid-19 per hundred thousand inhabitants of the incidence rate of the coronairus pandemic , their mobility will be limited. In these localities, as determined by the Andalusian administration to stop the contagion of Covid-19 in this third wave of the health crisis.
-In this way, these municipalities will be closed on the perimeter and only allowed to enter and leave them under special conditions justified.
Thus, the new localities that are confined perimeter are:
Almeria province: Bacares, Bentarique, Tíjola, Vícar and Zurgena.
-Cadiz province: Alcalá de los Gazules, Medina Sidonia, Benaocaz, Bornos, Grazalema and Algar.
-Province of Cordoba: Almedinilla, La Carlota, Castro del Río, Doña Mencía, Guadalcázar, Montemayor, Montilla, Palenciana, Pedroche, Posadas, Torrecampo, Villafranca de Córdoba, Villaharta, La Victoria and Zuheros.
-Granada province: Albolote, Alicún de Ortega, Almuñécar, Atarfe, Benamaurel, Cájar, Caniles, Cijuela, Cúllar Vega, Escúzar, Huéscar, Huétor Tájar, Jayena, Jun, Lecrín, Monachil, Montefrío, Motril, Nigüelas, Puebla de Don Fadrique, Soportújar, Trevélez , Válor, Villanueva de las Torres, Víznar, Zafarraya, Valle del Zalabí, Vegas del Genil, Cuevas del Campo and Zagra.
-Province of Huelva: Higuera de la Sierra, Manzanilla, Cabezas Rubias, Moguer, Rociana del Condado, Escacena del Campo, Bollullos Par del Condado, Nerva and Villablanca.
-Province of Jaén: Aldeaquemada, Arquillos, Jimena, Mancha Real, Martos, Peal de Becerro and Torredonjimeno.
-Malaga province: Almáchar, Antequera, Villanueva de la Concepción, Cuevas de San Marcos, Archez, Riogordo, Torrox, Yunquera, Pizarra, Ojén, Casares, Totalán and Montejaque.
-Seville province: Beds, Coria del Río, Gelves, Gines, Isla Mayor, La Puebla del Río, Tomares, Seville, Herrera, Pedrera, Villanueva de San Juan, Almadén de la Plata, Gerena, Mairena del Alcor, Villaverde del Río, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Morón, Lebrija, Los Molares and El Ronquillo. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-boja-publica-nuevos-municipios-cierre-perimetral-andalucia-desde-miercoles-27-enero-202101260954_noticia.html?

 

What happens in the municipalities of Andalusia that have a closure of non-essential activity (Level 4, Grade 2) ?: We have been thru a period of closure of non-essential activity before, so most readers will be familiar with this already. This article contains the full info, but is very long and in Spanish, however some readers may want to consult it. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-esta-permitido-hacer-municipios-andalucia-tienen-cierre-actividad-no-esencial-202101252321_noticia.html

 

Spain Extends UK Arrivals Ban Till Mid February: Spain on Tuesday extended a ban on arrivals from Britain by sea or air until mid-February given persistent “uncertainties” over the new virus strain discovered there last year. Only those with Spanish nationality or resident in Spain will be allowed in, a government statement said, indicating the same rules would be in place for the microstate of Andorra. Full article: https://www.barrons.com/news/spain-extends-uk-arrivals-ban-till-mid-february-01611673205

 

Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 11 km southwest of Granada, Spain late at night: IGN reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Spain near Granada, Andalusia. The earthquake hit late at night on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 10:54 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.0. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Santafé (pop. 15,400) located 4 km from the epicenter, Armilla (pop. 21,400) 9 km away, Atarfe (pop. 15,400) 9 km away, Maracena (pop. 20,800) 10 km away, Albolote (pop. 17,100) 11 km away, and Granada (pop. 234,300) 11 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking. (Granada has had at least 3 other smaller earthquakes and some aftershocks in the past 2 days. -Ed.)
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jaén (pop. 116,600) located 69 km from the epicenter, and Malaga (pop. 568,300) 78 km away. Road photo:EWN. Full article: https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquake/news/120224/Light-magnitude-42-quake-hits-11-km-southwest-of-Granada-Spain-late-at-night-.html

 

Antiviral drug made in Spain is 100 times more potent than current coronavirus treatment: A new study published in ‘Science’ has found that plitidepsin is more effective at stopping the virus from spreading than remdesivir. The Madrid-based company PharmaMar developed the pharmaceutical, which is sold under the name Aplidina, to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The drug, however, has only been approved in Australia. Full article:
https://english.elpais.com/science_tech/2021-01-26/antiviral-drug-made-in-spain-is-100-times-more-potent-than-current-coronavirus-treatment.html

 

Home internet down for thousands of Yoigo, Pepephone and MásMóvil users across Spain: Companies of the MásMóvil group (Yoigo, Pepephone and MásMóvil itself) have today suffered a major service outage throughout Spain, which has left thousands of people without home internet service.
Tuesday at 3.10pm MásMóvil tweeted, that “the service was working and being restored” before apologising for the inconvenience. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202101/26/home-internet-down-thousands-20210126174158.html

 

Mercadona will no longer provide plastic bags to customers: This comes as part of its 6.25 Strategy, and means that compostable bags made using potato starch will be available for purchases in all store sections. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/27/mercadona-will-no-longer-provide-plastic-bags-to-customers/

 

Police and volunteers search for a missing 76-year-old man in Malaga: The missing person is Boris Pareja and he was reported missing at 4pm. Neighbours last saw Boris waiting at a bus stop at around 7.20am, when he was going to the city centre to make a cash withdrawal from his usual bank. Boris is described as being around 85 kilograms in weight and 1.70 metres tall. Call 642 650 775 if you have info to report. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/26/police-volunteers-search-missing-20210126114441.html

 

iPhone News- The iOS 14.4 update is here, your iPhone’s camera and Bluetooth will get some sweet upgrades: Apple has released the new iOS 14.4 update on Tuesday. It’s not as significant as the iOS 14.3 update, but iOS 14.4 comes with improvements that iPhone and iPad users will appreciate, including camera app tweaks and Bluetooth advancements.
The iOS 14.4 update has increased the iPhone and iPad’s ability to “read” smaller QR codes, boosting the camera app’s QR code recognition.
Another update users will appreciate is the camera app’s ability to identify foreign components. In other words, if you get any of the iPhone 12 models repaired, and the repair technician uses non-Apple components to fix the camera (or parts repurposed from another iPhone 12 variant), you will receive a notification that says the device is “unable to be verified as a new, genuine Apple camera.” Full article: https://www.laptopmag.com/news/the-ios-144-update-is-here-your-iphones-camera-and-bluetooth-will-get-some-sweet-upgrades

 

EU citizens offered financial incentives to leave UK: From 1 January EU citizens have quietly been added to the government’s voluntary returns scheme where financial support is offered as an encouragement to return to their country of origin.
Payments can include flights and up to £2,000 resettlement money. The scheme is designed to help some migrants in the UK to leave voluntarily.
People working to help vulnerable EU citizens in the UK said the offer of money to return home contradicted the government’s claim that it was doing everything it could to encourage people to register for settled status. The deadline for Europeans living in the UK to apply for the EU settlement scheme (EUSS) is 30 June. Full article:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/26/eu-citizens-offered-financial-incentives-to-leave-uk

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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Most of Andalucia’s towns are now in Level 4 municipal perimeter restrictions. See today’s news section for details. (Note: As of the time I am writing this the Covid restriction map at https://www.mapacovid.es/ has not been updated to reflect these new restrictions. -Ed)

 

La Casa Hotel and Restaurant:
We are closed until Monday 1st February.
For bookings or enquires please call 662039741.
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Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
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Wanted – Osteopath: Could someone recommend a very good personal Osteopath to sort out a back injury/sciatica. I live in Torrox Campo but can drive to somewhere local ie: Torrox/Nerja.
Call Jane/Barry: 07958 789170
email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-White extending table with centre pedestal. Measurements Unopened 102 cms Height 76cms, Opened 131cms Price 35€
-Castillan chest of drawers with matching mirror. Measurements Mirror 80 x 49cms Chest of drawers 90.50 x 40 x 77cms Price 55€
-Bedside unit / occasional table with marble top 58 x 33 x 64cms
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: ECRON combi microwave and grill. Old, but functioning. Including grill shelf and instructions in English, Italian and Spanish. Collect from El Pino Camping. Torrox. €10. John, Torrox. Phone or WhatsApp – 608667883/+447974389892.

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Small Turquoise chaise lounge 145 x 65 really lovely just no space for it, only 2 months old immaculate condition 100 euro
-Yale premium wireless Home alarm kit never used. 150 euro.
Buyer collects.
Contact Sarah / Torrox, whatsapp 662039741 or
email: info@hotellacasatorrox.com

 

 

 

 

For Rent, Long Term: 2 Bedroom House To Let in Torrox Costa
Situated near the prom.
Beautiful 2 bedroom, one bath/shower room, 2nd shower room. Aircon and heating.
WiFI and UK/International channels on TV
Fully equiped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, electric hob
Fully furnished to a high standard. Washing machine
Small rear garden and front patio
Main patio upstairs off lounge with outdoor furniture and views of the sea
More photos available on request
angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)
Available from 1st February for 6 months.
700 euros per month plus electricity and water bills

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Electronics recycling: I am wondering if you know a place to properly dispose of electronics in either Frigiliana or Nerja? If you are not aware of a location, perhaps we could ask the subscribers, with a response back to all? Thank you. Kind regards,
Valerie (living in Frigiliana) 652 042 648
(Editor reply: I think this may be the place you seek. Nerja’s Punto Limpio (recycling centre) located in the Castillo Alto industrial estate, can accept electrical appliances, building waste, furniture, wood, fluorescent lights, mattresses, glass, plastics, paper and cardboard. Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Punto+Limpio+Nerja/@36.7563752,-3.8902141,15.35z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xdb4bebf84c47e0a3!8m2!3d36.7554559!4d-3.8897918 )

 

La Vina Nuevo: A new restaurant has opened in Frigiliana. Great food and wonderful wine from their vineyard in Seville. Really worth a try. Jane, Frigiliana, jane.g.cosfordATgmailD0Tcom

 

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This is the complete list of municipalities in Andalusia with perimeter closure and / or non-essential activity: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/25/2021 23:57
-The territorial committees of High Impact Public Health Alert of the eight provinces of Andalusia met today by telematic means, chaired by the territorial delegates of Health and Families, to analyze the epidemiological data in their respective fields of action.
-The territorial committees have proposed the modification of the annex to the President’s Decree 3/2021, of January 15 , by exceeding in different municipalities the 500 cases accumulated incidence per 100,000 inhabitants, which implies the implementation of the perimeter closure in them. By provinces, these are the new municipalities in which this measure will be implemented:
*Municipalities with perimeter closure*
-Almeria: Bédar, Beires, Bentarique, Canjáyar, Cantoria, El Ejido, Felix, Huécija, Huércal de Almería, Huércal Overa, Líjar, Lucainena de las Torres, Padules, Pulpí, Roquetas de Mar, Tíjola, Vícar and Zurgena.
-Cádiz: Alcalá de los Gazules, Algeciras, Algodonales, Benalup-Casas Viejas, Benaocaz, Bornos, Cádiz, Chiclana de la Frontera, Conil de la Frontera, El Gastor, Espera, Grazalema, Medina, Puerto Real, San Fernando, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Tarifa , Olvera and Torre Alháquime.
-Córdoba: Almedinilla, Almodóvar del Río, Cabra, Cañete de las Torres, Castro del Río, Córdoba, Doña Mencía, Espiel, Guadalcázar, Hornachuelos, La Carlota, La Victoria, Lucena, Luque, Montalbán de Córdoba, Montemayor, Montilla, Palenciana, Posadas, Santaella, Santa Eufemia, Villafranca de Córdoba, Villaharta, Villanueva de Córdoba and Zuheros.
-Granada: Albolote, Albuñol, Albuñuelas, Alhendín, Alicún de Ortega, Almuñécar, Armilla, Atarfe, Benamaurel, Benalúa, Cájar, Caniles, Cenes de la Vega, Cijuela, Cortes and Graena, Cuevas del Campo, Cúllar Vega, Churriana, Darro, Dehesas de Guadix, Dílar, Domingo Pérez, Dúrcal, El Valle, Granada, Gójar, Guadix, Huétor Tajar, Huéscar, Jayena, Jun, Juviles, Las Gabias, Lanteira, La Peza, Lecrín, Loja, Maracena, Motril, Monachil, Montejícar, Montefrío , Moraleda de Zafayona, Nigüelas, Puebla de Don Fadrique, Purullena, Quéntar, Salar, Salobreña, Santa Fe, Trevélez, Valderrubio, Villa de Otura, Valle del Zalabí, Vegas del Genil, Vélez de Benaudalla, Villanueva de las Torres, Víznar, Zafarraya, Zagra and Zújar.
-Huelva: Alosno, Aroche, Bollullos Par del Condado, Cabezas Rubias, Chucena, Corteconcepción, Cortegana, El Almendro, Escacena del Campo, Higuera de la Sierra, Huelva, La Nava, Manzanilla, Minas de Riotinto, Moguer, Nerva, Puebla de Guzmán, Rociana del Condado, San Juan del Puerto and Villablanca.
-Jaén: Alcaudete, Aldeaquemada, Arquillos, Bailén, Bélmez de la Moraleda, Canena, Carboneros, Castillo de Locubín, Cazorla, Escañuela, Fort of the King, Génave, Hinojares, La Iruela, La Puerta de Segura, Jaén, Jimena, Linares, Mancha Real, Martos, Mengíbar, Peal de Becerro, Pegalajar, Pozo Alcón, Puente de Génave, Santiago de Calatrava, Santisteban del Puerto, Siles, Torredonjimeno, Torres and Úbeda.
-Málaga: Algarrobo, Almáchar, Alozaina, Antequera, Archez, Archidona, Benalmádena Canillas de Albaida, Campillos, Carratraca, Casares, Comares, Cortes de la Frontera, Cuevas de San Marcos, Cártama, Fuengirola, Gaucín, Genalguacil, Humilladero, Mijas, Montejaque, Málaga , Ojén, Periana, Pizarra, Rincón de la Victoria, Riogordo, Sayalonga, Torremolinos, Torrox, Totalán, Villanueva de la Concepción, Viñuela and Yunquera.
-Sevilla: Alcalá de Guadaíra, Almadén de la Plata, Almensilla, Aznalcóllar, Bormujos, Camas, Casariche, Castilblanco de los Arroyos, Castilleja de Guzmán, Castilleja de la Cuesta, Coria del Río, El Cuervo, Dos Hermanas, Espartinas, Gelves, Gerena, Gines, Herrera, Isla Mayor, Lantejuela, Lebrija, Lora de Estepa, Mairena del Alcor, Mairena del Aljarafe, Los Molares, Morón, Pedrera, Peñaflor, Puebla del Río, La Rinconada, La Roda de Andalucía, San Juan de Aznalfarache, Seville, Tomares, Umbrete, Utrera, Villanueva de San Juan and Villaverde del Río.
*Perimeter closure and non-essential activity closure*
-Almeria: Abla, Adra, Albox, Alhama de Almería, Almería, Almócita, Antas, Arboleas, Armuña de Almanzora, Bacares, Balanegra, Benahadux, Carboneras, Cóbdar, Cuevas del Almanzora, Chirivel, Fines, Fiñana, Gádor, Los Gallardos, Garrucha, Gérgal , Laújar de Andarax, Macael, María, Mojácar, Níjar, Olula del Río, Oria, Partaloa, Pechina, Purchena, Rioja, Santa Cruz de Marchena, Serón, Sorbas, Tabernas, Taberno, Turre, Urrácal, Vélez Blanco, Vélez Rubio, Vera and Viator.
-Cádiz: Algar, Arcos de la Frontera, Castellar de la Frontera, Chipiona, Jerez de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, La Linea de la Concepción, Los Barrios, Prado del Rey, Rota, San Martín del Tesorillo, San Roque, San José del Valle, Setenil de las Bodegas, Trebujena, Vejer and Villamartín.
-Córdoba: Alcaracejos, Añora, Belalcázar, Belmez, Benamejí, Los Blázquez, El Carpio, Dos Torres, Encinas Reales, Fernán Nuñez, Fuente la Lancha, Fuente Obejuna, La Granjuela, La Guijarrosa, El Guijo, Hinojosa del Duque, Iznájar, Moriles, Nueva Carteya, Obejo, Palma del Río, Pedroche, Peñarroya Pueblonuevo, Pozoblanco, La Rambla, Rute, San Sebastián de los Ballesteros, Torrecampo and Valsequillo.
-Granada: Alamedilla, Alfacar, Algarinejo, Alquife, Baza, Beas de Granada, Benalúa de las Villas, Busquistar, Bubión, Calicasas, Campotéjar, Capileira, Castilléjar, Chauchina, Chimeneas, Colomera, Cogollos de Guadix, Cogollos de la Vega, Cúllar, Deifontes, Diezma, Escúzar, Fornes, Fuente Vaqueros, Gorafe, Huélago Huétor Vega, Huétor Santillan, Huéneja, Íllora, Iznalloz, Láchar, La Malahá, La Tahá, La Zubia, Moclín, Montillana, Morelábor, Nívar, Ogíjares, Padul, Peligros, Pedro Martínez, Polopos, Pórtugos, Pinos Puente, Piñar, Pulianas, Sorvilán, Soportújar, Torre-Cardela, Turón, Ugíjar, Válor, Ventas de Huelma and Villanueva de Mesía.
-Huelva: Aljaraque, Aracena, Ayamonte, Beas, Berrocal, Calañas, Cartaya, Castaño del Robledo, El Cerro de Andévalo, Encinasola, Isla Cristina, La Palma del Condado, Lepe, Paymogo, Punta Umbría, San Bartolomé de la Torre, Villalba del Alcor, Villanueva de las Cruces, Villanueva de los Castillejos and Villarrasa.
-Jaén: Arroyo del Ojanco, Baeza, Baños de la Encina, Beas de Segura, Begíjar, Cabra del Santo Cristo, Campillo de Arenas, Castellar, Cazalilla, Chiclana de Segura, Guarromán, Hornos de Segura, Huelma, Ibros, Jamilena, Jódar, Los Villares , Lupión, Navas de San Juan, Noalejo, Orcera, Quesada, Rus, Santo Tomé, Segura de la Sierra, Torreblascopedro, Torredelcampo, Torreperogil, Valdepeñas de Jaén, Villacarrillo, Villanueva del Arzobispo, Villarrodrigo and Villatorres.
-Málaga: Alameda, Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Algatocín, Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Almargen, Álora, Ardales, Arriate, Benamocarra, Benarrabá, Cartajima, Casabermeja, Cañete la Real, Coín, Cútar, El Borge, Estepona, Faraján, Igualeja, Manilva, Marbella, Moclinejo, Mollina, Monda, Ronda, Salares, Teba, Tolox, Villanueva del Rosario, Villanueva del Trabuco and Vélez-Málaga.
-Sevilla: La Algaba, Algámitas, Arahal, Benacazón, Burguillos, Las Cabezas de San Juan, Cantillana, Estepa, El Garrobo, Gilena, Osuna, San Nicolás del Puerto, Santiponce, El Saucejo, Los Palacios y Villafranca, El Palmar de Troya, La Puebla de Cazalla, La Puebla de los Infantes, Pruna, El Ronquillo and El Viso del Alcor.
*Valid for 14 days*
-These measures will come into effect at 00:00 on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, after their publication in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) and will remain in force for a period of 14 days.
-The territorial committees for High Impact Public Health Alerts carry out continuous monitoring of the epidemiological situation in their provinces and report on the need to maintain or modulate alert levels and their degrees according to the health risk and the proportionality of the measures. They meet every Monday and every Thursday to assess the situation of the municipalities.
-If a municipality drops below 1,000 or 500 cases, the measures may be relaxed, provided that 14 days have elapsed since they were applied.
-If a municipality goes from an incidence of more than 500 to more than 1,000 cases, it can go from grade 1 to grade 2, even if 14 days have not elapsed. In these cases, the period of 14 days will begin to count again from the day that grade 2 came into force.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-esta-lista-completa-municipios-andalucia-cierre-perimetral-actividad-no-esencial-202101252043_noticia.html?ref=https:%2F%2Fsevilla.abc.es%2F
(Note: As of the time I am writing this the Covid restriction map at https://www.mapacovid.es/ has not been updated to reflect these new restrictions. -Ed)

 

Brussels recommends isolating all areas with an incidence greater than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/25/2021 18:59
-The European Union has recommended this Monday that all areas be isolated that exceed a cumulative incidence of more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants . In addition, it proposes that member countries recommend that citizens not travel within and outside their borders due to the high incidence of coronavirus.
-The European Commission has proposed to member countries to strengthen the measures to limit travel between areas heavily affected by the pandemic , but without interrupting free movement within the European Union (EU), as well as a package of rules for arriving travellers. to the EU from abroad. As already agreed by the Heads of State or Government last Thursday, the Commission also considers it necessary to strongly discourage non-essential travel.
-The first recommendation is to add the dark red risk maps in addition to the already existing green, orange, red and grey. Dark red is reserved for areas where the virus circulates at very high levels, specifically those where the 14-day notification rate is more than 500 per 100,000 inhabitants .
-For people travelling from a dark red area , Member States should require a test before arrival and also undergo the quarantine recommended by the Health Security Committee and which is currently practised by several Member States. In addition, as countries have increased their testing capacity, they should also be required of travellers leaving areas that are not marked green on the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) maps, that is, from the orange, red or grey. People returning to their own country or the one in which they reside should be able to have proof as soon as they arrive, even if they do so from outside the EU.
-In dark red areas, countries should strengthen non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as measures to encourage citizens to stay at home and the temporary closure of certain businesses, in addition to strengthening testing and tracing and to increase surveillance and sequencing of the cases.
-With regard to travel from outside the EU , the Commission proposes three specific measures: requiring travelers to undergo a negative PCR test before departure and a requirement for self-isolation, quarantine and contact tracing, as well as additional tests as needed over a period of up to 14 days. If the trip concerns an area where a worrisome variant of the virus has been detected, these measures would be more intense and the quarantine and additional tests would be mandatory. They should also require those entering the EU to submit a Passenger Location Form (PLF), if possible they agree on a common layout of this PLF.
Almost all of Spain “red zone”
-In Spain, most communities register rates much higher than the one named by Brussels. In fact, according to the latest report published by Health, only the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Asturias, Navarra and the Basque Country are below the barrier of 500 cases. Some even double or almost triple this figure . Extremadura has an incidence of 1,448 cases. They are closely followed by Murcia (1,332), Valencian Community (1,245), Castilla y León (1,215), La Rioja (1,208) and Castilla-La Mancha (1,158). The Spanish average stands at 800 cases. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sociedad/abci-bruselas-recomienda-aislar-todas-zonas-incidencia-superior-500-casos-100000-habitantes-202101251322_noticia.html

 

Junta activates ‘Plan 7,000′ in Andalucía in the face of ‘the worst data of the pandemic’: Andalucía’s ‘Plan 7,000’ to provide more patient beds and alleviate the pressure of coronavirus on the region’s hospitals will become a reality on Tuesday.
Junta’s spokesman, Elías Bendodo, expressed his deep concern at the “explosive” increase in infections with an “absolutely vertical curve” that has led Andalucía to register “the worst figures of the entire pandemic”, surpassing 7,000 infections this Sunday with 25 deaths and reaching a record number of hospitalisations, with 3,613 admissions, of which 517 are in intensive care. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202101/25/junta-activates-plan-andalucia-20210125113249.html

 

Just As Third Wave Of Covid Causes Mass Municipal Lockdowns Spain’s Health Minister Quits: Spain’s Health Minister Salvador Illa will leave his job on Tuesday to run for the regional Catalan elections scheduled on February 14th, the Prime Minister’s office confirmed on Monday. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210125/spains-health-minister-quits-in-order-to-run-for-regional-catalan-elections

 

DoctorLaptop’s Tips #86, 26Jan21
-Emoji lovers, did you know Windows 10 has a huge collection of emojis built in? You can even change colors on some of them.
How do you access this “hidden” feature? It could’t be easier! When you are typing an email, document, whatever, and want to insert an emoji, hold down the Windows key (between the Ctrl and Alt keys) and press the period/full-stop key ( . ) . A box will popup where you may view all the emojis. Click the one(s) you want, it will be inserted into whatever you were typing.
-Windows 10 by default has 32 apps that autostart when you power up your computer! That is unnecessary, you can start apps when you need them. Turning off the apps you don’t need running in the background can help speed up your computer. Go to Settings>Privacy>In left side column scroll down and click on Background apps. There you can choose to disable all of them, or pick individually which ones to allow. You probably want to leave on Skype if you use that. I also suggest leaving on Windows Security.
-How to Get Free Microsoft Office on iPad & iPhone. Details at: https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/free-office-ipad-iphone-3452845/
-ZOOM Trick. Zoom’s “Touch Up My Appearance” helps to smooth out your skin, remove the dark bags under your eyes, and help you look your best.
Step 1: Go to Zoom’s Settings menu.
Step 2: Click on the Video option in the left panel.
Step 3: Under My Video, select the option for Touch Up My Appearance. A slider bar will appear next to this option, and you can further customize the feature by sliding the bar left or right to increase or decrease its use in your video.
For more handy Zoom features visit https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clever-zoom-tricks/736046/
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Changes planned this year to rules for overtaking cyclists: Once the changes come into effect drivers will have to leave 1.5 metres or more between their vehicle and the cyclists when overtaking, and the maximum speed when overtaking should be 20km/h below the speed limit for the road. For example, if the speed limit is 90 km/h, the maximum speed for overtaking cyclists is 70 km/h.
At the moment, cyclists can be overtaken at the maximum speed limit for the road while leaving a distance of 1.5 metres.
To do so, as long as it is safe and there are no vehicles coming in the opposite direction, including other bicycles, it is OK to go over a solid white line. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/26/changes-planned-this-year-to-rules-for-overtaking-cyclists/

 

Apple warns that iPhone 12 handset could be dangerous for some users: Apple has issued an extended warning that the additional magnets found in iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max as well as MagSafe accessories could pose a risk to people with pacemakers and defibrillators.
The company had previously acknowledged the potential for the magnets to interfere with certain implanted medical equipment, but has now gone further in explaining the risk and offering advice. Apple says that distancing is important, particularly when charging wirelessly. Full article: https://betanews.com/2021/01/25/apple-issues-iphone-12-magsafe-warning/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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 
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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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Missing Cat: This is Jimmy. He has been missing for over a week, from his new home behind the Opal car sales in Torrox. If you see him please give me a ring on 711009940
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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/
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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. 1851 Monday, Jan. 25th, 2021

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For the new official Andalucia Covid rules effective 00:01 Sunday, Jan. 17th, see the News and COVID Info Reference in the News Section in last Sunday’s issue of DigameXtra at this link https://digamextra.com/2021/01/17/digamextra-no-1843-sunday-jan-17th-2021/

Up-to-date Covid restriction information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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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.

Please be careful when reading Fakebook posts. Just as we saw last year when the pandemic began, there are a lot of false/old news stories being posted on social media, as well as events posted for towns in lockdown for which no cancellation notices have been posted! Read these posts carefully and verify any info with a reputable source before relying on it.

 

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For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more info. We are busy adjusting our events schedule to comply with the new Covid regulations. We will post an updated event schedule asap.

 

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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.
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Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
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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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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
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We have a long list of Spanish clients looking for properties.
Do you have a property which fits the following criteria?
-Situated in the area Rincon de la Victoria to Benajarafe.
-€150,000 to €190,000
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If you are thinking of selling please contact us for a no obligation chat.
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Selling a property in Axarquía?
We would love to hear from you too.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Dining table and six chairs. €100. Size of table 140 x 90 plus extension 40 on both ends
-Two single beds with new (never used) mattresses. €150 both
90 x 190, mattress Ikea Hovag pocket sprung firm
-TV Unit. €30. 80 x 50 x 67
More pictures are available. Buyer collects.
Location – Torrox Costa
Contact Jan 00447976737677 (also on WhatsApp)
email: somontano 2003 @ yahoo.co.uk (remove spaces)

 

FREE, 2 items:
-3 seater sofabed. Size 90 x 200 x 95. Bed size 180 x 135.
-2 seater sofa. Size 90 x 150 x 95
Both free to a good home, buyer collects.
Location – Torrox Costa
Contact – Jan 00447976737677 (also on WhatsApp)
Email: somontano 2003 @ yahoo.co.uk (remove spaces)

 

Wanted: Cat scratching post/tower or low pile, close-knit carpet off-cuts I can use to make one!
Will collect subject to restrictions!
Nick, La Herradura, 609 706 210
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Dave the Dance: We are sorry to hear of the passing of David Baker of Bristol, hitherto known as Dave the Dance. Dave was a good friend and neighbour to us when he lived in the flat below us in El Morche. Dave was the most unprejudiced person I ever knew, taking everybody at face value, whatever their colour, creed, status or sexual orientation. They were all just people to Dave, and he loved people, and the company of people. He would bend over backwards to help anybody out, giving them lifts, doing little DIY jobs. Its true that some took advantage of him but he shrugged it off, “I can’t help it,” he would say “Its just my nature”.
Our condolences to his devoted children and grandchildren at this sad time.
Carole & Bernie Hart, El Morche, carolemhart@yahoo.com

 

“Possible fake news warning” (Regarding an article posted in yesterday’s issue. Ed-): Spot-on Naythan… this seems to be typical Daily Mail sensationalised reporting.
According to the BBC News, Professor Van-Tam didn’t say anything of the kind. He just pointed out that vaccinated people could still spread the disease, and they should “continue to follow lockdown rules”. He added “it’s better to allow at least three weeks for an immune response to fully develop” in older people.
Regards, Rod, Competa

 

News & Articles

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Andalusia adds more than 7,000 coronavirus infections for the fourth consecutive day: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/24/2021 17:32
-Andalusia has added another 7,070 new cases of coronavirus this Sunday. Thus, the community has already chained four days in which the number of infections does not drop below seven thousand, figures never before recorded during the pandemic.
-The third wave still does not reach its ceiling , it seems, and since the beginning of the health crisis, 361,523 Andalusians have already been infected, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families.
-Malaga and Seville are once again the provinces with the most contagions in Andalusia. They are 1,614 and 1,262, respectively. They are followed by Cádiz (980); Almeria (830); Granada (830); Cordoba (713); Huelva (479); and Jaén (362) .
-In addition, this Sunday another 25 deaths from coronavirus have been recorded, so that have already died as a result of the health crisis 5,923 people in Andalusia . Although the figure is lower than yesterday, when 88 deaths occurred, it is usual for Sundays fewer fatalities to be reported on than the rest of the days of the week.
– Andalusia has 3,613 hospitalized this Sunday for coronavirus , the highest number since the start of the pandemic.
-In the ICU there is also no good news and 517 patients are already registered in intensive care, only 11 less than the peak of the second wave , when 528 were noted, the maximum of the health crisis. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-mas-7000-contagios-coronavirus-cuarto-consecutivo-202101241332_noticia.html

 

Spain opens 200 criminal investigations into care home pandemic flaws: Spain’s public prosecutor is investigating more than 200 cases of potential criminal mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic in nursing and old people’s homes, reported Reuters.
During the first wave of the pandemic in Spain last year, the virus spread uncontrollably throughout care home facilities.
The prosecutor’s office said nearly half of its investigations related to homicide through a neglect of duty of care. It is also looking into 21 cases of deficiencies in medical treatment.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210124/spain-opens-200-criminal-investigations-into-care-home-pandemic-flaws

 

Germany Tightens Checks at Border Crossings Because of Corona Situation: Foreign Ministry in Berlin had classified more countries high risk regions.
‘High Incidence’ areas: Countries the Incidence Numbers of which exceed 200. They include Albania, Andorra, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Czechia, Egypt, Estonia, Iran, Israel, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Panama, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and the United States.
The following applies to travellers who enter Germany from ‘High Incidence’ areas, or who have been in one or more of those areas up to ten days prior to their trip: They need to present a negative PCR test result in German, English or French. Those tests need to be done up to 48 hours prior to the trip. And they have to go into a 10-day quarantine and register online. The quarantine can be ended, after five days the earliest, if the individual tests negative again. Full article: https://berlinspectator.com/2021/01/24/germany-tightens-checks-at-border-crossings-because-of-corona-situation/

 

UFC 257- Dustin Poirier defeats Conor McGregor: McGregor lost to underdog Dustin Poirier after two minutes and 32 seconds of the second round. McGregor slipped to his fifth defeat in 27 professional mixed martial arts contests while Poirier improved his record to 27 wins and six defeats. Photo:texasnewstoday. Full article: https://www.skysports.com/mma/news/19828/12197176/conor-mcgregor-beaten-by-dustin-poirier-at-ufc-257-to-shatter-hopes-of-khabib-nurmagomedov-rematch

 

Barclaycard customers face higher minimum payments: Barclaycard signalled the changes to their pricing structures in November, although some borrowers may have missed the notice, which was titled “changes to your terms and conditions”.
The new repayment rates will affect those with Platinum, Initial, Freedom, Forward, Cashback, Littlewoods, Rewards and Hilton Honors cards, but not Premier or Woolwich cards. Full article:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55765864

 

Lottery- El Gordo de la Primitiva: The result of Gordo de la Primitiva Today’s Sunday, January 24, 2021 is: 08, 18, 27, 50 and 54 , the key number being 4. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-on-sunday-january-24-2021/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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 
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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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. 1850 Sunday, Jan. 24th, 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 new official Andalucia Covid rules effective 00:01 Sunday, Jan. 17th, see the News and COVID Info Reference in the News Section in last Sunday’s issue of DigameXtra at this link https://digamextra.com/2021/01/17/digamextra-no-1843-sunday-jan-17th-2021/

Up-to-date Covid restriction information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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

Please be careful when reading Fakebook posts. Just as we saw last year when the pandemic began, there are a lot of false/old news stories being posted on social media, as well as events posted for towns in lockdown for which no cancellation notices have been posted! Read these posts carefully and verify any info with a reputable source before relying on it.

 

Money Makers show: Today, Sunday, 24 Jan 3:30pm.
Rock, pop & funk at La Fábrica de Cerveza
Calle Trinidad Grund 29 29001 Málaga
+34 952 12 39 04 ; FB Page

 

White Rose- Fuengirola: 24 January Sunday (2.30pm.)
The Boliches Brothers. Live Music & Lovely food.
Come earlier for more fun and enjoy this beautiful Sunday in our lovely sunny terrace. Doors opening at 12.00
Fuengirola Port 29640 ; +34 653 72 69 08 FB Page

 

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Amazon UK Computer Purchase Alert: I order several computers a month from Amazon UK. If they are being shipped by Amazon they arrive; if they are being shipped by the seller using independent shipping services more often than not they get lost, with the shipper claiming the item was never received from the seller. Often the seller claims they were sent and blames me or the shipper for the problem. Then I have to go thru the process of recovering my payment. With the shipper and seller blaming each other, it can be very frustrating to sort the problem out with multiple emails, tracking traces and long distance calls. I have never had a “lost” item later found and delivered. This process can tie up those funds for weeks. To their credit Amazon eventually refunds the payment, but it still a serious inconvenience. DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa.

 

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 website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Stacker beds 90 x 190 in good condition – surplus to requirement €50
-Used wheelchair plus pusher €50 for both
contact Carol, Caleta de Vélez
Email: carol DOT bausa @yahoo DOT com

 

For Sale: Black & Decker GT4245 Electric Hedge Trimmer. Good working condition. €20. Cómpeta area.
Call / WhatsApp Karl 628 990 503

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Missing Cat: Hello Digamites, we are missing our tom-cat -Monsieur- in the area of Carraspite- Lugar de Umbria -Sayalonga Campo- since Jan. 19th. He has got very long light-grey fur.
Any information will be highly appreciated, either email wwhuss@web.de or whatsapp 651 164 551 Walt

 

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Andalucía suspends vaccination this weekend pending the new doses against the coronavirus: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/23/2021 22: 22
-This weekend they are not getting vaccines against Covid-19 in Andalusia. The Board’s Department of Health and Families has had to suspend the administration of Pfizer doses during this Saturday and Sunday to be able to use the few reserves that it has left (around 25,000 doses) between Monday and Tuesday morning . With these vials residents and social health personnel of the nursing homes will be immunized.
-“We had to stop vaccinating on Saturday and Sunday to use the 10 percent” that has been kept as a strategic reserve during this Monday and Tuesday, explained this Saturday the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre , during a visit to the Hospital Virgen Macarena University in Seville, where he has presented public investment projects for the improvement of healthcare and modernization of the healthcare complex.
-On Monday, 79,560 doses from the Pfizer and BioNTech laboratories are expected to arrive in Andalusia . They are less than the 96,000 doses that were expected, the counselor has lamented. The delivery will be received on Monday in Seville and Tuesday in Granada and the vials must be prepared to be able to administer the compound, since they reach 80 degrees below zero, he has detailed.
-Next Wednesday Andalusia will also receive 9,800 doses of Moderna’s vaccine . “They are few, but they are good,” commented the counselor. With these vials he hopes to “maintain the vaccination rate” in the coming days.
-During his visit to the Sevillian hospital, where he has been accompanied by the counselor of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, Elías Bendodo, Jesús Aguirre has made a review of the immunization campaign against Covid-19. He pointed out that Andalusia has received 251,420 doses through the central government, of which 221,635 have been administered until last Friday, almost 90 percent. “There remains that reserve fund that has dropped to 25,142 doses” that will be used for the second round in nursing homes for the elderly on Monday and Tuesday.
-The third wave is more “aggressive” than the first two. In fact, the peak of hospital admissions from the second onslaught of the pandemic has already been exceeded. At this time 2,522 Andalusians are admitted, of which 489 remain in the ICU. The peak of the second wave was reached on November 10 (3,478). “It is an almost vertical ascent and we do not expect it to decrease, but rather that pressure will continue to increase hospital in ICUs ” over the next two weeks, Aguirre warned.
-The counselor of the Presidency, Elías Bendodo, has wanted to settle the controversy around the surplus that remained in the Pfizer vaccines and that the Board requested authorization from the Government to be able to take advantage of it, so that instead of five doses, six of each container. He explained that the European Medicines Agency authorized its use on January 8 last and “from that day the sixth dose is extracted,” he said.
Ten million special syringes
-Bendodo has insisted that ” no vaccine dose has been wasted because since August we have had special 1-milliliter syringes” that allow us to make the most of the vaccines from this laboratory. The Ministry of the Presidency has provided the press with the invoice for the order of ten million special syringes made on August 21 for an amount of 950,076 euros.
-Of this purchase, 4.7 million units have arrived before the vaccination began on December 27. Bendodo has accused the PSOE of spreading “hoaxes” about the waste of vaccines on account of the anecdote of the “culillo” or surplus that the Minister of Health referred last Thursday in Parliament. Source, Spanish:
https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-suspende-vacunacion-este-semana-espera-nuevas-dosis-contra-coronavirus-202101231359_noticia.html

 

Andalucía reached 3,522 hospitalized for coronavirus, the highest number since the start of the pandemic: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 23/01/2021 18:40
-Andalusian hospitals are in a delicate situation due to the coronavirus crisis. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and Families, in the community there are already 3,522 hospitalized by Covid-19 , which is the highest number since the start of the pandemic , thus exceeding the peak of the second wave, which remained in 3,478 patients.
-In this way, Andalusia has added another 212 hospitalized this Saturday for coronavirus , so that the community has been adding hospitalized patients for more than 20 days. In addition, the increase in income has reached a sustained speed of more than 200 newspapers for a week, figures never seen before in the health crisis.
-In the ICU the situation is also serious. So much so that Andalusia is already less than 40 hospitalized from reaching the peak of the second wave, so far the highest in the pandemic. Then, in November, there were 528 patients admitted to intensive care. This Saturday there are already 489, with a growth rate of more than 20 daily hospitalized for a week.
-From the Board they do not hide their concern . The Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, pointed out this Saturday that the situation is “serious.” The figures support it. This Saturday Andalusia has added 7,757 new infections, the third consecutive time this week that the community has registered more than 7,000 cases . It is also the second highest number of positives since the start of the pandemic.
-Malaga is once again the province with the most positives , with 1,737, followed by Seville with 1,354, Almería with 1,023, Cádiz with 990, Granada with 817, Córdoba with 700, Jaén with 644 and Huelva with 492.
*Deaths from coronavirus grow*
-The dead, as was foreseeable before the exponential escalation of infections, begin to grow. In this way, Andalusia has added another 88 deaths from coronavirus , the highest figure since the beginning of December. The most negative data is that this variable is not expected to decrease. Unlike. Deaths are likely to increase sharply in the coming weeks , the effect of the skyrocketing number of infections.
-With hospitals at maximum occupancy, infections in record numbers and deaths on the rise, the incidence rate, a kind of “thermometer” that marks the intensity and speed of the pandemic, also maintains worrying figures. So much so that Andalusia registers 836 cases for every one hundred thousand inhabitants this Saturday. To put this figure in context, it is enough to remember that last week that figure was less than half and, two weeks ago, about 150, almost six times less. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-alcanza-3522-hospitalizados-coronavirus-mayor-cifra-desde-inicio-pandemia-202101231244_noticia.html

 

Covid-19- These are latest travel restrictions in place around Europe: Updated 23 January 2021, 11:17 CET+01:00
Rising Covid-19 infection rates around Europe, and the threat of new variants, have pushed governments to impose tight travel restrictions for persons entering those countries. Here’s a run down of the restrictions in place around countries in Europe. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210123/what-are-latest-travel-restrictions-in-place-around-europe

 

[Possible fake news warning– no other major UK news sources are reporting this yet] UK Covid News- People who have received first Covid-19 jab must stay at home for THREE WEEKS, says Jonathan Van-Tam as urges them to keep following lockdown rules: People who have received their first Covid-19 jab must stay at home for three weeks after their injection because it can take that long for immunity to ‘kick in’, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam warned last night. He said that while getting vaccinated was ‘something to celebrate’, recipients of the jab needed to ‘stay patient’.
The caution of England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer comes amid concern from Ministers that vaccinated people might start mixing with others or relax their social distancing too soon. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9180177/Britons-received-Covid-jab-stay-home-THREE-WEEKS-immunity-kicks-in.html

 

Larry King, decades-long fixture of U.S. TV interviews, dead at 87: King, the man with suspenders and large glasses, had been hospitalized in Los Angeles with a COVID-19 infection, according to several media reports. He died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Ora Media, a television production company founded by King, said in a post on Twitter. PHOTO:REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-larry-king/larry-king-decades-long-fixture-of-u-s-tv-interviews-dead-at-87-idUSKBN29S0DI

 

Lottery- Bonoloto draw for Saturday, January 23, 2021: The result of today’s Bonoloto Saturday, January 23, 2021 is: 01, 11, 30, 37, 48 and 49, the complementary number being 06and the refund on 9.
Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-saturday-january-23-2021/

 

Lottery- Results of the Primitiva of Saturday, January 23, 2021: The winning combination of draw of the Primitiva held this Saturday, January 23, 2021, has been made up of the numbers 05, 11, 22, 28, 30 and 42 . The complementary number is 26 , and the refund, the 7. At draw of the Joker the chosen number has been the 7747157 , awarded with 1 million euros. Source: https://spainsnews.com/results-of-the-primitiva-of-saturday-january-23-2021/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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DigameXtra No. 1849 Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 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 new official Andalucia Covid rules effective 00:01 Sunday, Jan. 17th, see the News and COVID Info Reference in the News Section in last Sunday’s issue of DigameXtra at this link https://digamextra.com/2021/01/17/digamextra-no-1843-sunday-jan-17th-2021/

Up-to-date Covid restriction information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

 

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Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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

 

Please be careful when reading Fakebook posts. Just as we saw last year when the pandemic began, there are a lot of false/old news stories being posted on social media, as well as events posted for towns in lockdown for which no cancellation notices have been posted! Read these posts carefully and verify any info with a reputable source before relying on it.

 

Trapiche Market Cancelled:
Trapiche market is sadly closed this week due to the current covid regulations.
The market has a facebook page and most of the stall holders advertise their services and items there, some also take orders and delivery can be arranged.
Please support these small, local businesses which you can do by following them on facebook. Some businesses are able to work as they are not based in a municipality which is closed. You can contact most of the business via the Facebook link to Trapiche Market which you will find at the bottom of this advert.
We look forward to seeing you in the very near future. If you’d like more information please contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164
Facebook Page Trapiche Market

 

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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!
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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.
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Services Wanted: We need someone with experience to make paths in our garden (110m), spanish or english who is used to work with natural stones, concrete etc. like on the picture. We live in Torrox Campo. Please contact
lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com

 

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 website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Car. Peugeot 307. 1.6 X Line Petrol 5 door. 2006 . 2 owners from new. ITV March 2021. Recently had 4 new tyres fitted. 2 keys. 188,000kms. Electric windows. CD/radio. P.A.S.
Some Spanish paintwork. Heater NOT working €1000. Vinuela area . Tel Bob :- 649111965. Forr more photo’s
email: bobjan158 at Hotmail dot com

 

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News Correction: Yesterday’s article from Euro Weekly News, “Spain Won’t Welcome Tourists Until ‘The End Of The Summer” contained an incorrect interpretation of what Sanchez actually said. This mis-info has gone viral and is now in many social media and news articles.
After viewing the video of the speech I can confirm Sanchez never said no tourism until the 70% population vax level is reached, he said there would be tourism of progressively more tourists allowed as Spain approaches 70 % vaxed.
Thanks to reader F.K. for bringing this to my attention. -Ed.

 

The mayor asks citizens to voluntarily stay at their homes from 8:00 p.m. to contain the advance of Covid-19: {Translated from https://www.marbella.es} Updated January 22, 2021
The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, today asked citizens to remain voluntarily in their homes from 8:00 p.m., instead of from 10:00 p.m. as the officially decreed curfew marks, as a measure to contain the advance ” exponential ”that the Covid-19 is registering in the municipality. The councilor, who has reported that the cumulative incidence rate for the last 14 days has risen to 984 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, has stressed that “this small effort can avoid more drastic restrictions in the future.” “We are in a particularly complicated time and probably we will not see the positive effect on some of these measures for 2 or 3 weeks, but without taking them we will not be able to save lives,” remarked the first mayor, who recalled that “one part of our productive sector, such as the hotel industry and commerce, which is suffering especially from this pandemic, already has to close at six in the afternoon “, so this early curfew” would also be a gesture of solidarity with all they”.
This is the first paragraph of a longer article, in Spanish, from:
https://www.marbella.es/actualidad/item/39797-la-alcaldesa-pide-a-los-ciudadanos-que-se-queden-de-manera-voluntaria-en-sus-domicilios-desde-las-20-horas-para-contener-el-avance-del-covid-19.html

 

Exclusive- AstraZeneca to supply 31 million COVID-19 shots to EU in first quarter, a 60% cut: AstraZeneca Plc has informed European Union officials on Friday it would cut deliveries of its COVID-19 vaccine to the bloc by 60% to 31 million doses in the first quarter of the year due to production problems, a senior official told Reuters.
The decrease deals another blow to Europe’s COVID-19 vaccination drive after Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE slowed supplies of their vaccine to the bloc this week, saying the move was needed because of work to ramp up production. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-astrazeneca-exc/exclusive-astrazeneca-to-supply-31-million-covid-19-shots-to-eu-in-first-quarter-a-60-cut-eu-source-idUSKBN29R2I9?il=0

 

Europeans urged not to travel as EU Commission proposes ‘dark red zones’ for Covid hot spots: The European Commission has proposed creating new “dark red zones” which would be subject to tight travel restrictions whilst Europeans have been “strongly discouraged” from all but essential travel within the EU as Covid-19 infections rise.
Speaking after an EU council video conference on Thursday, Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen insisted that internal borders must remain open for the single market to function but that members of the public should avoid travel. Full article:
https://www.thelocal.es/20210122/europeans-urged-not-to-travel-as-eu-agency-demands-tighter-measures

 

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