DigameXtra No. 1841 Friday, Jan. 15th, 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.


Updated COVID restrictions will be announced today, Friday.

From what I have read, the Junta de Andalucia wants stricter rules and is considering a return to home confinement, but the central gov’t needs to approve that, and so far have been hesitant to do so.
What has been discussed, that the Junta can enforce, is that the curfew will begin an hour earlier, at 9pm, and possible municipality or health district closures. However, we will have to wait until later today to learn the verdict. -Ed.


Flamenco Show w/ Manuel Rodriguez Sevillita: Saturday 16 Jan 3pm. At Chiringuito Boquerón, Paseo Marítimo, Torre del Mar.
Reservations, 658 41 62 06  FB Page


Sunday Afternoon Party: This Sunday at Shaggys Bar in Fuengirola with live music from Lesley Harrison. Doors open 12pm. Live music from 1pm. Tel. +34 676 19 45 37
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/ipBJ  ;  FB Page


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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: 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
or 3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course meal + wine + 1 evening or lunchtime tapas & drinks in a local bar or in house
Great for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or just a nice relaxing break.
Location: Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga
casamagel@yahoo.com, 722879503
Website https://www.casamagel.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
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


For Sale: Citreon Berlingo 2007, 1.9D (diesel)
One owner from new. ITV May 2021 163,050 Km
Maintained by Simon Talleres with receipts of work.
Air conditioned. Recharged 20/5/20
New timing belt 20/6/19 at 151,190 Km
New accessory belt and tensioner 20/5/20 152,654
Compulsory Spanish kisses and scratches making El Ingenio parking worry free.
Buyer to pay for transfer.
Price Euro 1,490 or near offer. Comes with free Halfords 60 litre top box if required. More pics on request.
email: neilthackrey@fastmail.es ; Mobile:697624771
Location: Torre Del Mar


For Sale: Elegant 4 glass-panelled low table – 50€. Surplus to requirements. Dimensions on request. Nick, La Herradura
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


For Sale: Towbar for pre 2013 Hymer MotorHome.
I have a towbar that was required to be removed from my 2005 Hymer B774 Fiat (Alko chassis) for matriculation here in Spain. If you have an English registered Hymer with an Alko chassis (or know someone in the UK) I am offering it for a nominal fee of €40 ONO
Your vehicle needs to be pre 2012/13 as they must to be “Type Approved” in the UK after that.
It has a standard towball and also a skid wheel device attached (one wheel missing)
Type approval is NOT available for this bar. Fitted value of a new (approved) bar is £875, to give an idea.
Thanks for reading
Contact Steve Harding, 0034 622 117 080
steve.jd.harding AT gmail DOT com


For Sale: Kitchen. Includes excellent working hob, oven, dishwasher and extractor fan. Can be sold separately or altogether. Granite immaculate worksurface measures
4m30 X 2m26 with built in sink and tap. Bargain! 300€
Lindsay, Cómpeta
whatsapp or call 00447719227740


Wanted: Has anyone any tea chests or strong packing boxes?
If so please reply to Kathleen at
I am renting in Torrox and will collect.
Looking forward to hearing from you.


Recommendations & Requests


Dyson Vacuum Service: Dear Digamites, Anybody know a reliable, local contact in Velez or Benamocarra that will have a look at my Dyson upright cleaner? Please email me on
elise(underscore)broughton(at)hotmail(dot) com
phone 608394280 or WhatsApp their location.
Thanks. Elise, Benamocarra


Bistro Lichblick by Henning: I wish to recommend this bistro at Algarrobo Costa for its excellent food and atmosphere, small, but fresh, menu, served by Henning. Book by phone 0034 681040976, closed on Monday and Tuesday, opening 11.30 to 18.00 on current rules, posted by Richard, Algarrobo Costa Richard.p.haughton@gmail.com


News & Articles

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Andalusia doubles those hospitalized for coronavirus in just two weeks and already has 1,791 admitted: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/14/2021 19:37
-The third wave of the coronavirus in Andalusia, they had already warned from the Board, is explosive. So much so that this Thursday it has broken the second record of Covid-19 infections since the start of the pandemic. If yesterday the highest figure since March was given with almost 7,000 infections, today it is the second highest number of cases since the beginning of the health crisis, 5,723. Even in the worst of the second wave, this figure was not reached.
-Proof that the second wave arrives with great force is that the incidence rate adds points each day. Thus, today it stands at 405 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants when yesterday it was just over 350. To see the speed with which this data grows, it is enough to remember that last week in Andalusia there were 150 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, almost three times less than today.
-In addition, the community is close to the average number of cases in Spain -493- when for weeks Andalusia remained well below that average and in the lowest positions of incidence of the pandemic.
-This growth in cases is directly reflected in the hospital situation, which worsens for another day. Those hospitalized for coronavirus are 1,7092 this Thursday, 94 more than yesterday and 700 more than the same day last week. Furthermore, those almost 1,800 hospitalized for Covid-19 are double the number two weeks ago, at the beginning of the year.
-In the ICU the situation is also getting worse. Andalusia has been adding patients in intensive care for eight days, which this Thursday totalled 296. There are 12 more than yesterday and almost 100 more than at the beginning of the year, just 14 days ago.
-Although the situation of the hospitals is worrying, they have indicated from the Board, for the moment the pressure on the health system is not anywhere near what it was at the peak of the second wave . Then, 3,478 were hospitalized in Andalusia, 528 of them in the ICU. However, with this rate of growth, which now, the mark of the second wave may not be that far.
-For its part, there are 29 deaths in Andalusia due to coronavirus this Thursday. It is a figure that is in the average of what has been registered in the previous days in the community. In fact, Andalusia has been scoring around 30 deaths from the pandemic for three days. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-duplica-hospitalizados-coronavirus-solo-semanas-y-tiene-1791-ingresados-202101141318_noticia.html?ref=https:%2F%2Fsevilla.abc.es%2F


Moreno Asks Andalucíans To Stay At Home Where Possible:
President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, pleaded with citizens to “stay at home to the best of their ability” and try “not to multiply unnecessary social gatherings.” The president’s biggest message (in a speech Thursday) in Sevilla was that citizens should avoid unnecessary gathering wherever possible, and not be tempted to turn their homes into “mini-restaurants” by organising “clandestine parties” for people of different households. Earlier, Mr Moreno called on Pedro Sanchez’s government to take a tougher line with coronavirus restrictions and lockdown. Full article:


COVID-19 infection gives some immunity, but virus can still be spread, study finds: People who have had COVID-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months, but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a study of British healthcare workers has found.
Preliminary findings by scientists at Public Health England (PHE) showed that reinfections in people who have COVID-19 antibodies from a past infection are rare – with only 44 cases found among 6,614 previously infected people in the study.
But experts cautioned that the findings mean people who contracted the disease in the first wave of the pandemic in the early months of 2020 may now be vulnerable to catching it again.
They also warned that people with so-called natural immunity – acquired through having had the infection – may still be able carry the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in their nose and throat and could unwittingly pass it on.
“We now know that most of those who have had the virus, and developed antibodies, are protected from reinfection, but this is not total and we do not yet know how long protection lasts,” said Susan Hopkins, senior medical adviser at PHE and co-leader of the study, whose findings were published on Thursday. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-immunity/covid-19-infection-gives-some-immunity-but-virus-can-still-be-spread-study-finds-idUSKBN29J004


France tightens coronavirus border controls, imposes earlier curfew: France will strengthen border controls and bring forward its night curfew by two hours to 6 p.m. for at least a fortnight as it tries to slow the spread of coronavirus infections, the government said on Thursday.
The revised curfew will come into effect on Saturday. From Monday, all people travelling to France from outside the European Union will have to show a negative COVID-19 test and self-isolate for a week upon arrival. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-france-castex-pm/france-tightens-coronavirus-border-controls-imposes-earlier-curfew-idUSKBN29J2E9


Trump Is Impeached Again, Faces Senate Trial on Capitol Riot: Wednesday’s historic 232-197 vote makes Trump the only U.S. president to be impeached twice, a little more than a year since his first. It was supported by all Democrats and 10 Republicans, including Liz Cheney, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House. Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-13/trump-is-impeached-again-faces-senate-trial-on-riot-at-capitol


Dutch government faces collapse over child benefits scandal: The Dutch government will decide on Friday whether to step down over an escalating scandal in which tax officials wrongly accused thousands of parents of fraud, plunging many families into debt by ordering them to repay childcare allowances.
The opposition Labour party leader, Lodewijk Asscher, who was social affairs minister in the previous government, resigned over the affair on Thursday, denying he knew the tax authority was “wrongly hunting down thousands of families” but conceding a failing system had “made the government an enemy of its people”. Full article:


MediaMarkt buys Worten stores including Velez-Malaga branch: MediaMarkt has agreed to the purchase of 17 Worten stores across Spain, including the Velez-Malaga branch.
Worten, meanwhile, has been carrying heavy losses for some time and has made the decision to “focus efforts on its online channel”, to ensure positive profitability in 2021. PHOTO:mediamarkt.com. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/14/mediamarkt-buys-worten-stores-including-velez-malaga-branch/


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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/
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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