DigameXtra No. 1837 Monday, Jan. 11th, 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).

For the new official Covid restrictions effective 00:01 Monday, Jan. 11th, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Saturday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2021/01/09/digamextra-no-1835-saturday-jan-9th-2021/


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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.

Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos, don’t rely on venues to do all your publicity! Many venues and bookers mistakenly think a quick Fakebook post is sufficient to promote a gig, and evidently placing posters out in the streets is a fading tradition, so you are missing out on many potential attendees. Most of those FB posts only have a few likes so obviously are not reaching many people. DigameXtra sends out over 4100 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits per day. That is way better exposure than you are getting in FB posts!!!


Phoenix Events: Trips & Events
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.


After Market Music with Bernd Bernado: Monday, 11th January, after the market from 1.30 pm. Restaurant “Feroche”, Paséo Maritimo, Torrox-Costa.  FB Page


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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.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee hope you are enjoying the festive season:
We need your help, we have a Spanish family with the finances in place looking to buy a house/villa.
Do you have a house for sale which fits the following criteria?
-Plot of 1,000m2 or larger
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-Easy access to a village or town, rural but not an isolated property.
-Axarquia area
-Maximum of €200,000
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
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For Sale: Smartphone Redmi Note Pro 9 6gb 64rom 5000 man battery greeny blue all on {sic} Included fast charge lasts for 2 days have receipt October 23,2020 280.00 euros Mi shop
I will take 180 call Erika, Torrox, 635149472


Recommendations & Requests


Covid 19 PCR Test Information:
Pursuant to my recent request I have received the following replies which I thought might be useful to all.
1) Dr. Hummel in Algarrobo Costa
2) lab@analisiscliniconerja.es located in Nerja
3) Clinicas MC 651 068 833 El Morche
4) clinicasmuelleheredia.com in Malaga also at Clínica Rincón
5) Laboratorio Análisis Clínicos Antonio Gonzalez Espinosa, Nerja.
Please keep in mind that these suggestions have not been verified. They are just a synopsis of reader responses.
Andrew, Frigiliana, andrew DASH clarke AT shaw DOT ca


News & Articles

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Andalusia registers 1,100 infections and 8 deaths from coronavirus in the last day: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/10/2021 19:59
Saturday shows 1,100 new infections of coronavirus in Andalusia, a third less than that of Friday, according to the part that has just been published by the Ministry of Health and Families of the Board.
-Deaths were also significantly reduced, eight deaths per Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the best figure since January 2, away from the 61 confirmed Friday.
-These data may be skewed by distortions in the count carried over the weekend.
-The picture of the pandemic in the region is summarized in 278,632 positive cases accumulated confirmed by PCR tests or antigen tests from the beginning; 5,362 deaths and 237,252 cured after 225 discharges on the last day.
-Hospitalizations. The most worrying evolution is that of hospitalized patients: 71 more in the last 24 hours, double the previous shift. Thus, the Ministry of Health and Families reported yesterday that 1,311 patients with Covid-19 remain admitted to Andalusian hospitals, of which 229 are in ICU , one more than the day before.
By provinces: in Almería (124 hospitalizations, of which 32 in ICU), Cádiz (234 hospitalizations, of which 35 in ICU), Córdoba (145 hospitalizations, of which 18 in ICU), Granada (199 hospitalizations, of which than 51 in ICU), Huelva (43 hospitalizations, of which 13 in ICU), Jaén (125 hospitalizations, of which 21 in ICU), Malaga (250 hospitalizations, of which 26 in ICU) and Seville (191 hospitalizations, of which 33 in ICU).
Incidence rate
-Andalusia already registers 203.5 active cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest data published by the Regional Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), a Cumulative Incidence (AI) in the last 14 days is still far from the 294 positives of average in Spain .
Jaén is the Andalusian province with the worst rate (261), followed by Almería (237), Cádiz (230), Córdoba (174), Granada (166), Málaga (162), Huelva (126) and Seville (99.9 ).
-The Andalusian Government has already announced that, at the rate that the pandemic is advancing towards a third wave, it is possible that in the coming days the restrictions will have to be tightened and it is foreseeable that, finally, the perimeter closure between the Andalusian provinces will be decreed.
This announcement by the Minister of the Presidency, Elías Bendodo, occurred this Saturday, when the newly announced restrictions for Monday have not yet even entered into force.
-Among other limitations, from this Monday, January 11, Andalusia will be closed to unnecessary or justified trips from other areas of Spain, bars will have their opening hours reduced until six o’clock in the afternoon and cafes and shops, until eight. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-registra-1100-contagios-y-8-muertes-coronavirus-ultima-jornada-202101101321_noticia.html?


Travellers affected by cancellations are entitled to a refund of their tickets: The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has reminded travel companies, agencies and operators this Sunday that travellers who have been affected by cancellations due to the Filomena snow storm have right to refund of money paid for your tickets.
In this sense, the Ministry has urged them to act flexibly and give the possibility of cancelling or offering alternatives to consumers who may be affected. In the case of airlines, they may offer alternative bonds for the amount of the cancelled ticket. In any case, the acceptance of these vouchers is voluntary for consumers and cannot replace the right to reimbursement.
Likewise, the Ministry indicates that, when the cancellation occurs during the trip, those affected have the right for the company to provide them with the necessary information and assistance. Thus, they should have enough food and drink, two telephone calls or access to email and, if necessary, one or more nights of accommodation, as well as transportation between the airport and the place of accommodation. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/travelers-affected-by-cancellations-are-entitled-to-a-refund-of-their-tickets/


Dr. Fauci Just Gave This Warning About COVID Vaccine Side Effects and Protection: Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), warned about one COVID vaccine side effect that’s been seen in a handful (21) of individuals so far: severe allergic reactions.
Though the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been praised for their high efficacy rates, Fauci admitted that medical experts are still uncertain whether or not they’re capable of preventing asymptomatic spread.
In addition to questioning the vaccine’s efficacy against asymptomatic infection, Fauci said, “It is conceivable that a vaccinee could be protected from being ill but still has replicating virus in their nasal pharynx.” PHOTO:NIAID. Full article: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dr-fauci-just-gave-warning-173924379.html


Another new coronavirus variant found in Japan: Another new variant of the novel coronavirus has been found in Japan, the health ministry said Sunday.
The new mutant strain, which is partly similar to different variants reported in the U.K. and South Africa, was detected in four infected people who arrived from Brazil, the ministry said.
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) said there was no evidence at present that the new variant was highly infectious, but it was investigating whether it could cause severe symptoms and whether or not it is resistant to vaccines. Full article: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/10/national/science-health/new-coronavirus-variant-japan/


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

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

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