DigameXtra No. 1834 Friday, Jan. 8th, 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.

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

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

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


Joaquin Fernandez show: Live at Sala Eiffel, Sunday Jan 10th, 3:30pm to 6pm. Velez Malaga. FB Page


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Greek House: Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! CLOSED THIS WEEK– will reopen next Thursday, Jan. 14th.
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: Lots of space here for social distancing.
Our offers are still available.
Great for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations, no curfew or driving.
2 Nights B&B with 1 night 3 course meal + wine for 2 sharing a double room
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Wanted: Radio engineer. Is there anyone out there in Digameland that is a FM Transmitter Radio Engineer?
If you are, could I have use of your services please in Nerja!
Contact Les at lesliestevenson @ btinternet.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
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Wanted: Old newspapers. We have run right out of newspaper to light the fire. Anyone wanting to relieve themselves of same and live near or in Benamocarra/Velez Malaga, please call 608394280 or WhatsApp your location. We could meet at Eroski Petrol Station.
Thanks. Elise, Benamocarra
Email: Elise_broughton@hotmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


UK Passport Renewal: Hi, I am looking for someone in the Torre del Mar / Velez Malaga area for passport renew also the cost.
e-mail: robertinsedella@gmail.com.
Bob, Tel 679598264. Sedella.


PCR Testing Facilities: Does anyone know where I might obtain a PCR test somewhere in the Nerja/Torrox/Velez area? I will need one when returning to the UK. Thanks. Andrew, Frigiliana
Email: andrew-clarke AT shaw D0T ca


Where have all the buskers gone?: In difficult financial times you usually see buskers and street performers plying their trade. Since the Covid controls arrived I have seen panhandlers but no buskers. Anyone have firsthand knowledge if street performers are being prevented from working? Naythan, Torrox Costa. You may reply to DigameXtra@protonmail.com
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News & Articles

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Andalusia may toughen measures to curb the coronavirus starting next Monday: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 01/07/2021 15:55
-The Councilor for Health of the Board, Jesús Aguirre, said this Thursday that “possibly” that is the scenario taking into account the “current trend of infections”, which has experienced a significant increase in recent days. During a visit to the Virgen de la Victoria University Hospital in Malaga (Clinical), the counselor has avoided explaining what the changes will consist of, claiming that everything will depend on the recommendations of the experts at the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Public Health Alerts of Alto Impact, which will take place tomorrow, Friday. According to Aguirre, as since the beginning of the pandemic, analyzed day by day multiple indices have been , which are the ones that guide them in making decisions. “Today there are 2,687 positive cases in Andalusia. It is an important increase that gives us an idea of ??the trend and the importance of taking appropriate measures ”, said the counselor.
-Vaccination- Aguirre, who has been accompanied by the Minister of the Presidency, Elías Bendodo, and the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, has also advanced that between January and February Andalusia will receive 113,500 doses of Moderna vaccine whose arrival in the community will begin to be finalized next week.
The counselor recalled that “unlike that of Pfizer, you have to wait 28 days instead of 21 between the first and second dose, but that the maintenance conditions are more lax, being able to stay between 2 and 8 degrees and during longer .
Added to those of Pfizer, Andalusia would have more than 400,000 people vaccinated in the first quarter of the year, which represents only 6 percent of the population. The counselor has recognized that it is a very small percentage, although he denied any deficiencies in the vaccination campaign.
“Our problem is that we have a vaccine deficit,” Aguirre pointed out, “we have qualified personnel plenty of to do it, to give 690,000 vaccines if necessary. “If we have given two million flu vaccines in October and November, how can we not get 70,000 vaccines?”, He questioned.
In this sense, he has asked the central government to increase supply and ensure that a greater number of doses reach Spain and Andalusia from Europe, “regardless of the laboratory.”
During his appearance, Jesús Aguirre has advanced that the Andalusian Government hopes to reach this Monday “cruising speed” in the vaccination process , with the administration of 13,000 daily doses , including weekends. “The speed of vaccination is being correct and now – after Christmas – it will accelerate. This is like a marathon and it takes time ”, he stressed.
Regarding the dynamics of the process, the counselor explained that the have been prioritized weakest links in the epidemiological chain , starting with residences and later with homes with dependents. The will also join the vaccination campaign mobile units that are currently conducting massive tests on the educational community .
-British strain- On the other hand, cases of the new variant of Covid-19 from the United Kingdom continue to increase. Aguirre has affirmed that the strain “already lives with us” and that the number of confirmed cases in the region is already 24 (eleven in Malaga, six in Seville, four in Cádiz and three in Granada). “They no longer come from the United Kingdom or Gibraltar, but from contacts within the community,” he pointed out, calling not to lower our guard due to the contagion capacity of this variant, 70 percent higher. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/malaga/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-jesus-aguirre-y-covid-19-tendencia-tenemos-posiblemente-haya-endurecer-medidas-202101071333_noticia.html


Sayalonga closes all council facilities and urges residents to stay indoors: Sayalonga currently has six active cases of Covid, of which two have been confirmed in the last two weeks, and has a cumulative incidence rate of 119 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
And in a bid to curb the spread further, for the second time in just four months, Sayalonga Council has decided to close all its municipal facilities, including the nursery, and request the “voluntary confinement” of its only 1,600 residents.
Mayor Sagrario Fernández announced that in addition, as a preventive measure, ally municipal activity of a cultural, social, sports, educational and any other nature will be suspended until Sunday, January 17. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/07/axarquia-town-closes-all-council-facilities-and-urges-residents-to-stay-indoors/


Current Covid Measures in Every Municipality: This interactive map provided by the Junta de Andalucia allows you to know, with just one click, the Covid-19 alert level in which all the Andalusian municipalities are and the protection measures that you have to comply with. See map here: https://www.mapacovid.es/


Pirate IPTV Community Raises The Alarm Over Hacks and Extortion: IPTV providers and sellers are again being hacked by an unknown individual demanding ransoms payable in bitcoin. However, it now appears that paying off the hacker doesn’t always settle the matter. Even more interesting is that fingers are being pointed towards someone potentially ‘involved’ with a company that offers software solutions, a claim the company itself denies.
Due to their nature, pirate IPTV service operators and resellers tend to operate in the shadows, cautiously guarding their own identities and those of their users.
Aside from the few cases where such entities find themselves targeted by legal action or even the police, exposure is a rare event. However, a couple of years ago a new threat emerged after several IPTV providers were targeted by a hacker. This threat has returned and may cause problems with the pirate IPTV providers delivering their services to clients. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-iptv-community-raises-the-alarm-over-hacks-and-extortion-210106/


DGT reminder about new safety light: The Spanish Traffic Department, DGT, has reminded drivers of the use of the V-16 emergency light, which will gradually replace triangles by 2024.
Although the use of the hazard light will not be mandatory until 2024, the DGT has recommended its use from March, and until then, triangles should be carried.
Some companies are already making the hazard lights and they can be purchased for around €30. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/06/dgt-reminder-about-new-safety-light/


For the latest COVID-19 info visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:


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

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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